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Old 05-07-2014, 11:28 AM
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ProStar 205 Trailer Damage/Replacement

Hello Everyone,
Well the inevitable happened this weekend. I knew the trailer was on its way out but was hoping to get one more season out of it. At the end of the day we were pretty lucky. The tongue on the trailer collapsed as the boat was halfway in the water on the boat ramp. As you can see from the pictures the damage is pretty bad. The rust has taken over. It is time for a new trailer. I know trailers and technology has changed over the years, and I wanted to check and see if anyone has any opinions regarding the trailer bunks. I have attached pictures of the current original trailer. As you can see this trailer is a two bunk setup. Most trailers these days have multiple smaller bunks. Should I think about changing the trailer design white I am having a custom trailer designed? Thank you for everyone's input.

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Old 05-07-2014, 12:05 PM
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My 205v trailer also had the two long bunks. I ordered a new one from Boatmate and they used four bunks. Here's a pic: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...1&postcount=37
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:14 PM
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Thanks for the reply Jayhawk. Do you mind sharing what you paid from boat mate? I am familiar with them and know they make a top quality product. What was your delivery time from the time you placed your order?

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Old 05-07-2014, 12:28 PM
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Ordered through my MC dealer who is also a Boatmate dealer. Delivery time is about 4 weeks from order placement. With a few upgrades and tax, mine was a little over $5400. I think the single axles run about $1000 less, but I didn't get a quote on one. The boat buddy, aluminum wheels and boat buckle transom tie downs are the upgrades I recall asking for. Oh yeah...and my dealer decided to add the transom steps...he likes to spend my money!...but I've found them to be extremely useful.
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:35 PM
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That is scary!
I would be looking for a good used trailer to save some $$, but I don't use my trailer much so it is not that important to me.
Looks like you are in salt. Time for an I-beam or C-channel trailer galvanized or aluminum trailer.
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:36 PM
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I have looked and look for a used trailer, but everything I have found that will fit looks just as bad as mine.

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Old 05-07-2014, 12:40 PM
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Check with Rambo, they seem to have trailers regularly.

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Old 05-07-2014, 12:53 PM
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http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...424379091.html

would this work?
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:04 PM
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cbryan70 thanks for the link. I have been searching cragislist but this did not show up for me. It looks very similar. Can anyone chime in and let me know if this will indeed fit a 1993 Prostar 205?
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:11 PM
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I think its going to be a little wide but it would fit a 96 prostar 205. I am not sure how big of a difference the width is. I know the freeboard is alot higher on the newer model
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