Originally Posted by Old Rv'er
Stan, we don't see them a lot, but have seen them. Yes, they are expensive, however, the idea of having a rolling money pit and one that floats is more than I can afford, however, if you do get one and we can meet at Lake Mead, I can promise you some of the best large mouth fishing you have ever seen. And if you make it as far as Redding, CA, Lake Shasta has some of the best general bass fishing I can think of. The trout fishing is also real good in Lake Shasta. Do a search on the net for car & boat trailers combos and see what you come up with, check craigslist in your local area.
I've been looking everywhere, and yep...they are expensive...$18,000 at Built Rite. He said they had a used one that was a "rust bucket" and he said "...and I MEAN a rust bucket", as is, where is, in North Dakota for $6,500...
That ended our conversation...I can build a new one at my shop cheaper than I could fix a $6,500 rust bucket..1500 miles from home.
I have a single cab, narrow wheel base, dually truck with a Sneeker Wheel Lift on it. (wheel lift hides away under the truck) I'm thinking about sucking the boat up on the headache rack and lifting the back part of the boat with the wheel lift...adding a tow bar and go. Total weight about 8,500 lbs... and a little lesss than 26 ft. long including towbar.
The dually even has wheels that match the Alpine....it's custom tow rig I built a few years ago...diamond plate bed, targa headache rack etc.
Heck ..I could buy another used wheel lift truck and boat for the price of one of those trailers!
I'm down to two fishing boats now...sold our big deck boat last spring. I've had a boat ever since I got out of the Army in 1970. I used to be heavy into water skiing, and did the fast boat thing for a while. My knees are shot now, so I took up fishing.
I still love the water, and there's lotsa good lake parks in Texas...so we will likely spend a lot of time in them, when we're not on longer trips. I doubt that I would carry a boat out of state...too many other things to do, without lugging a boat around. Plus my Geo Tracker that we pulled behing our gas rig is much lighter than 8,500 lbs..ha!