22 December 2006
OMC custom-designed, Evinrude - Johnson trailers
OMC was one of the first
suppliers to offer a completely integrated (factory-rigged) package, consisting
of boat, trailer and propulsion unit. The OMC trailers were only
designed to work with the unique "gull-wing" tri-hull. However, our 1966 Evinrude Sportsman was originally sold with a
Dude, of Ft. Worth, Texas, tilt-bed trailer.
The OMC trailers had several
innovative features, including extremely robust build quality, optional surge-actuated disc brakes, TorFlex,
rubber-isolated independent suspension, and crank-assisted tilt beds. However the Evinrude - Johnson trailers did have
some drawbacks: Notably a narrow axle track width, and rather small,
by today's standards, 9-inch (14/16/17-ft boats) or 10-inch (19-ft boats) diameter
wheels, and relatively poor hull support via minimum roller coverage.
View OMC Trailer Owners Manual.
||Sport-14, Ski Lark, Playmate,
$525.00 (w/ Disc Brakes)
||Sweet-16, Sport-16, Sportsman, Explorer,
$595.00 (w/Disc Brakes)
||Similar to 16-Ft
||Deluxe, Dual Deluxe, Custom, Runabout, SeaSport
||Rogue, Rogue II,
Rogue Sport Fisherman, Dolphin, Surfer, Surfer II, 191