Low profile tires

Discussion in 'Trailering' started by Arminius, Dec 29, 2021.

  1. Arminius

    Arminius Active Member

    Oct 30, 2019
    Bowrider 200 Select, 2003
    5.0L MPI, 260 hp w/Alpha 1 Drive
    I tried the spray on stuff but any effect it had washed away. Think the slicks scared me for fear I would scratch the hull. Did add a couple rollers on the centerline.
    Susan is just negative on outboards, Glad I did not buy a new 200 hp Chapperal or Glassply although a V-6 OB on a 20' hull would suit me. So now I have 2 boats and just have to get out in them.
  2. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Don’t worry about scratching the hull. Besides, nobody will see it anyway. The real scratches come when the bunks are so slick the boat falls right off the trailer.
    Nater Potater and Blueone like this.
  3. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    Catawaba Island/Orrville,Oh.
    340 Sundancer 2001
    8.1s 370 v drv.
    Is there such a thing as air bagging a trailer just a thought. I'm sure you could remove the springs install bump stops and put air bags on it .
  4. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Not without adding control arms and a panhard bar or the like.
  5. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    Back Cove 37
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Cummins QSC 8.3 600
    The hitch extender has a lot of merit. I had one for small sail boat with a short keel that I used to own. It was the only way to get it deep enough launch without drowning the tow vehicle. I don't recall the exact setup, but I think it slid into a separate tube on the frame. Gave me about 10 extra feet.

    Of course it all depends on the depth of the water, angle of the ramp, and length of the ramp. If there's not enough ramp it still won't work.
  6. JHornsby3

    JHornsby3 Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2020
    Sheridan Oregon
    "Steele'y Tutz"
    1992 300 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3L W/Alpha One Gen II
    I would be worried about a low profile tire on a tandem axel trailer. That back axel scrubbing might just pop the bead. And that could ruin a day real quick. Or just carry starter fluid and a lighter to put it back together. Seen it on them enterwebs, on one of them you tube videos once. Put that tire bock on the wheel and trimmed the front of the guys mullet nicely.

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