I am trying to weigh the pros and cons of getting a new trailer for my 17' Achilles raft w/50 hp motor or repairing my old one. I have a flatbed double axle trailer right now that is pretty will matched for my raft, but the axles are shot and it will cost about $1,000 to replace them with good ones.
I am wondering if I could get a bunk style trailer for around $2,000 and have a whole new trailer instead? Additionally, has anyone had a bunk trailer with a motor this heavy? (250 lbs.) How did it work? Any other thoughts on bunk trailers or other ideas are appreciated.
The thing I don't like about my trailer now is that the motor sits at an angle on the flat trailer and I would like it if the boat was more elevated and the motor stood straight up. Maybe the angle of the motor doesn't matter, but it will calm my OCD.
I have emailed some local shops, but haven't heard back, so any recommendations on a shop would help too. Thanks for any and all help.