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Old 01-27-2019, 11:27 AM
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Looks like the chain to the bow eye was just added for looks. Seems it should have gone straight down from the bow eye to the trailer frame.
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:29 AM
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that's an afterthought
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:35 AM
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:37 AM
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This Myco looks stronger built but the bow catcher still looks cheesy




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Old 01-27-2019, 11:46 AM
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Bow stop is just to help you load the boat on the trailer, if you look at the myco trailer you will see 2 places to put tie down straps to to bow eye
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by moneyeater View Post
Bow stop is just to help you load the boat on the trailer, if you look at the myco trailer you will see 2 places to put tie down straps to to bow eye
Agreed, but you have to actually use the straps. The weaker Real X would have held the boat had it been properly strapped. That is the point...

Another thing..notice the Myco is like my Ameratrail, the trailer goes beyond the transome so stern eyes can pull straight down. I hate seeing trailers with 3' of wood bunks hanging off the back of the trailer and still have 8"-2 feet of boat hanging off
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:55 AM
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If what you are saying is true, that the I beam failing is what caused this debacle, then Real X Trailers are certainly not the trailer I would want for my boat.
No, what I stated is that the I-beam is broken, not the tongue like someone posted. I don’t know if the broken I-beam was caused by the incident (my theory), or if it actually was the cause. I’m not an accident investigator.
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Old 01-27-2019, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by nmcclure View Post
Different boat ...
I’m surprised someone would make such an investment in a boat then haul it on a cheesy bolt together trailer. Another Hialeah special. I wonder if “Robert” has started using another company name. It looks very similar to All-Star Trailers construction which is pretty poor. Regardless, I hate to see folks have such a crappy thing happen.
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Vantaredoc View Post
Agreed, but you have to actually use the straps. The weaker Real X would have held the boat had it been properly strapped. That is the point...

Another thing..notice the Myco is like my Ameratrail, the trailer goes beyond the transome so stern eyes can pull straight down. I hate seeing trailers with 3' of wood bunks hanging off the back of the trailer and still have 8"-2 feet of boat hanging off
there is a reason some of those have bunks farther back than the trailer. It’s so that if you are coming off or going up an incline the trailer beams don’t rub the asphalt.
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:11 PM
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there is a reason some of those have bunks farther back than the trailer. It’s so that if you are coming off or going up an incline the trailer beams don’t rub the asphalt.
On a boat under 34'? I see it a a lot. I'm saying I don't like it and wouldn't have it The only reason is when the bunks are sitting on the frame rails. I'd much rather have the boat sitting on welded bunks and multiple bunks, not just two bouncing down the road. It's just what I prefer.
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Vantaredoc View Post
On a boat under 34'? I see it a a lot. I'm saying I don't like it and wouldn't have it The only reason is when the bunks are sitting on the frame rails. I'd much rather have the boat sitting on welded bunks and multiple bunks, not just two bouncing down the road. It's just what I prefer.
yep. I live in northeast Tennessee and we have our share of hills and inclines. I had a 24’ Cape Horn that I pulled into a gas station here one night. Upon pulling out, the incline was such that it rubbed my motor skegs even though they were tilted up a ways. If the trailer would have been extended out to the end of the bunks it would have caught big time. For the most part though, this is a non-issue in most places.
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:12 PM
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Bad things happen to even the best of us! I would not for a minute begin to judge the misfortune of someone else. I am glad however that I chose Ameratrail! -https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1599569396819133
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by seachicken27 View Post


yep. I live in northeast Tennessee and we have our share of hills and inclines. I had a 24’ Cape Horn that I pulled into a gas station here one night. Upon pulling out, the incline was such that it rubbed my motor skegs even though they were tilted up a ways. If the trailer would have been extended out to the end of the bunks it would have caught big time. For the most part though, this is a non-issue in most places.
What trailer brand? All I can tell you is you get what you pay for.
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That's a real shame. All that trailer needed was a conveyor belt moving at the same speed in the opposite direction and it never would have moved.

On a more serious note, the strap over the stern cinched down nice and tight *should* have increased the static friction enough to prevent this. A good reminder to take care of the basics before you start pulling.
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:21 PM
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Man, that really sucks........ If the bunks do infact have glides on them that changes everything. Damn near a roller trailer at that point. Zooming in on the pics it looks like white glides on top of the black bunks. ALL the bunks!!!!!! I have used them on a couple boats that were picky on trailer angle but only on the front bunks.

Watched a 25’ deep vee with glides on all bunks back down a steep ramp and when they stopped mid way in to crank the motors the hull slid back like 4’.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Vantaredoc View Post

What trailer brand? All I can tell you is you get what you pay for.
I agree you get what you pay for, but take a look at basically every owens and sons trailer out there and see if you can find any unhappy owners... They are well-made and almost every one I have seen has bunks that extend past the I-beams. (Disclaimer: the trailer I was referring to with that 24 was a magic tilt (junk))
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So do you think they get in trouble for not having wide load banners and flags, and probably no permits?
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by seachicken27 View Post
I agree you get what you pay for, but take a look at basically every owens and sons trailer out there and see if you can find any unhappy owners... They are well-made and almost every one I have seen has bunks that extend past the I-beams. (Disclaimer: the trailer I was referring to with that 24 was a magic tilt (junk))
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I would have bet on what brand you were going to put out there to compare to. I almost went with the O&S. After I studied how the boat was supported and ground clearance, I went with Ameratrail. Its the only trailer I own that I can back in my driveway where there should be a culvert but not! I drop my 300's to the second set of trim rams and don't even get close. It has outside and inside bunks as well as front bunks. Since the bunks don't sit on the main frame rails, the boat is mounted lower in the trailer allowing the frame rails to have more ground clearance. As I have said a couple times It's what you prefer and my opinion...

I pull all over the state and hate having issues. This has been the best trailer I have ever owned to pull, launch and retrieve the boat. With the 16" Michelin XPS, I don't even have to worry, set the cruise at 70-75 and drive on! I strap the crap outta my boat to the trailer. Not only does strapping properly make it safer for everyone, it makes a more one to one connection from boat to trailer so it even rides better.

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Old 01-28-2019, 03:26 AM
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None of the trailers mentioned in this thread, bow stops/chocks can withstand the load of a full hard on stop with a Cat on it.
If the bow doesn't have backwards running tiedown straps, there is the chance the boat is ending up in the truck.
Actually, some of the bow stops/chocks look pretty funny.
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