View Full Version : Trailer nose weight
06-30-2009, 04:52 AM
My jockey wheel has seized and I want to get another to use temporarily while I take off the seized one and fix it up.
Does anyone know what weight it needs to stand on the nose (1990 Proster 190) and/or a good UK supplier?
06-30-2009, 04:58 AM
The boat weighs about 2500 lbs and about 10-15% of that is on the tongue of the trailer, so about 250-300 lbs. 115-130 kilos.
06-30-2009, 05:01 AM
Ahh so the 500kg rated jockey wheel I'm looking at should be ample, just need to figure if the bracket will fit now.
Don't suppose anyone knows the dimensions?
I hate trying to sort stuff out like this while I'm at work because my boat is 120 miles away.
06-30-2009, 08:27 AM
On our '89 PS 190 from the factory the tongue weight, full of gas and normal equipment was 190 to 200 lbs and this is one of the few direct replacement jacks that I have found that uses the original bracket on the trailer using the "C" retainer clip, http://www.greatlakesskipper.com/productdetail.cfm?CatID=S133&ProductID=8284
This post may also help, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=606876&postcount=4
06-30-2009, 09:45 AM
I was under the impression that they don't use MasterCraft trailers in England because the laws are different as to how they need to be constructed. For example, I thought trailers there had to have a parking brake, among other required equipment.
So, I not sure that the tongue dimensions or nose jacks of our trailers would match yours...