Originally Posted by EASTERNMARINE
We use to sell them they retailed for about $100.00 each for the 10" size. Electric brakes can be used on boat trailers, but in the end you still have a drum brake system and corrosion can be a major problem. The other issue is having to tow with a vehicle that has an electric brake controller installed. We have customers that use the standard Dexter electric brakes, but mostly in fresh water applications. For most small boat trailers a surge disc brake system is the best option.
I have never understood why some people are so against brake controllers. To me it is a far better system of controlling the brakes, i can adjust them or manually apply them from the drivers seat. Its not like a controller is expensive, the $50 one work fine; $100 will buy a nice one.
Will the electrical connections cause problems any faster than any of the other common problems you see with surge brakes in salt water?