22 December 2006
Sale, Spring 2005 Lil' Dude 15' - 17' 2000-lb Trailer --
$375 Sold June 2005
I sold my Little Dude trailer
because I need trailer surge brakes in the mountains (see Escort
trailer). Especially with my tow
vehicle, a minivan, which is only 1200 lbs heavier than the boat &
trailer. The entire rig easily stores inside a 8 x 20-foot garage. "Buy
it now," for $375, or make your best offer. Shipping can be arranged, or
you can pick it up in Salt Lake City.
In March 2004, I towed the 66 Sportsman and
Little Dude trailer some 750 miles from San Francisco
to Salt Lake City, without problems. Fresh wheel bearings and new tires/wheels
were installed before departure. The rig tows well on a 1-7/8-in coupler, with
a tongue weight of 150 to 175 lbs, depending on fuel level in the bow-mounted
While this trailer frame is some
38-years old, it features a host of recent upgrades and is ready-to-roll,
cross-country, today. I have clear title to the trailer and it is currently
registered in Utah. (And no, the boat is not included.) The trailer can accommodate
boats 15 - 17 ft and under 2100 lbs. Presently custom-fitted for Evinrude Gull-Wing or Johnson Sea-Foil hulls.
Trailer Weight: 2460 lbs (Boat with with full fuel tank: 2010 lbs)
Recent (Summer 2004) improvements to the
2" x 6" bunks were welded in place to increase the
limited chine-to-fender vertical clearance. This trailer has been
custom-fitted by Metal-Craft Trailers of Salt Lake City, to specifically
bunk-fit the "gull-wing" hull of 16-ft Evinrude Sweet-16's,
Sportsman's and Johnson Reveler hulls made from 1964 to 1968.
The center keel rollers were
also raised and positioned to support support less weight, but
still facilitate loading/unloading. The
rear bunks are approximately 1/3 longer and the newly added, smaller forward
bunks help guide the keel as the hull comes forward. Tilt hinge has been welded
to increase structural rigidity.
Replaced wheel bearings,
New white-spoke wheels, and (four)
new, Goodyear Marathon ST175/80R13-C (load rating 1360 lbs @ 50 PSI)
radial tires (tire value is over $200).
Mounted locking spare on
tongue. Note: Have extra spare, both spares have new, never-been-used
tires (13-inch, Goodyear Marathon ST trailer-rated radial tires) and original "Little Dude-logo"
baby-moon, chrome hub caps.
New winch and winch strap, as
well as relocated bow stop roller.
trailer lights and detachable, car-to-trailer flat-four harness. (Click on