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This page is provided to show the differences between trailers

so you can choose the best suited style for your application.

Bunk vs Roller . Skiff vs V hull . Inboards vs I/O’s or Outboards

 

 

Roller vs Bunk.  Roller style trailers are mainly used in tidal water areas where the tide controls the water level at a boat ramp. In

some cases the ramp length may not allow for the trailer to be placed deeper at low tide,  a roller would allow you the ability  to

winch your vessel up instead of  float or driving on.  Also this style may benefit someone who launches and loads alone. Rollers are available in galvanized and aluminum frames.  For freshwater use or good saltwater ramps, a bunk trailer is far the more popular style. I have used both styles in my 30 years of boating and have found bunks to be safer when towing, storing, or loading

and launching. Easier on the hull surface, bunk models are also less expensive because they do not require the extra mechanisms a roller trailer does. Depending on your boats hull type, additional bunking can be added. Both examples are for v hull style.

Single inboard style with dropped cross bar and prop guard.

Bunks mounted on top of frame to allow for twin inboard clearance.

Special set up for catamarans such as a world cat or glacier bay.

Hobie Cat model