My new King tandem axle trailer that I purchased with my 22' Hewescraft Ocean Pro came without brakes. I can understand that electric brakes would not fare well after exposure to salt water but I am curious about anybody's experience with hydraulic brakes - either disc or drum - and salt water launching.
I am fortunate that I have a choice of three launch sites all within three miles of my house so there is no long-distance trailering but it seems that not having brakes is both a safety and liability issue. The liability issue is emphasized by the clearly printed statement on the title as it came from the factory: "this trailer is not certified for highway travel." It would think that anybody involved in an accident while towing a trailer with that disclaimer would be prime fodder for any lawyer looking for an easy meal ticket and that any insurance carrier would happily toss said boat owner to the wolves.
Any suggestions or recommendations?