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Old 12-03-2020, 06:58 AM
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I bought an Owens & Sons to replace a 2006 galvanized roller trailer for my Parker 2520 Pilot House. What a difference in towing and quality. They were great to deal with and highly recommend this company. .
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Just picked up a trailer from them the other day as well, Dont start a conversation with them if you have anywhere to be in a hurry
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Agreed, great people and they build a great trailer.
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Agreed Great trailer
Bought one for my new to me Regulator 26 last year. Drove it back to MA from NC without any issues. Getting use to the trailer when loading took a few trips. The bunks sit on the frame which lifts the boat up higher.
A lot different from my previous boat trailer combination. Now it loads perfect every shot.
Old 12-11-2020, 09:58 AM
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Had a 11.5k lb trailer built for my 26 Jupiter. Fit like a glove no issues so far and I trailer a lot. These guys know their stuff and can talk for days. I did mine pretty simple w only upgrade being to all SS hardware. Cost like 7k all in which was great. They are in top tier for sure. I like them better than Ameritrail but MYCO and Manning probably get the nod for looks and quality/design.
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Originally Posted by JPAGS View Post
Agreed Great trailer
Bought one for my new to me Regulator 26 last year. Drove it back to MA from NC without any issues. Getting use to the trailer when loading took a few trips. The bunks sit on the frame which lifts the boat up higher.
A lot different from my previous boat trailer combination. Now it loads perfect every shot.
Would you mind posting pix of your trailer, and bunks? Thanks!
Old 12-12-2020, 07:02 AM
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One of the best purchases, and buying experiences, of my life.

This trailer fits so well and pulls so good, I look forward to towing this boat.

What previously required perfect adjustment to get it on the trailer straight, is now foolproof.
Old 12-12-2020, 02:12 PM
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These were when the trailer was ready for delivery
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Originally Posted by Beehaw View Post
One of the best purchases, and buying experiences, of my life.
I can further claim the same experience. I've been communicating with Jeff since September to build a new trailer for a new boat that is on order. The boat is built in Europe and I don't have immediate access to a specimen hull here in Atlanta. I was only able to provide manufacturer drawings, scaled measurements, etc. From the start, he asked all the right questions and had all the right answers to my questions. There was no salesmanship nor any attempt to dissuade some decisions I had already made. It was strictly a sharing of his experience over the past decades of building trailers and willingness to build whatever I spec'ed.

Fast forward to this week (trailer is complete and ready for pickup) and he let's me know that he happened to see a sister-ship in a local dealer yard in St. Pete. He then proceeds to take the time to visit the dealer, find the boat, measure it thoroughly first-hand. While most aspects confirmed our drawing specs, one significant one did not--and it required moderate rework to bunks. He called only to let me know this was all done. He refused my attempts to add $ to the estimate given this added time/work/effort. He just replied, "I want it to be right for you".

From now on, my boats will always ride on trailers from Owens & Sons.
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I have a 2006 that came with the 24 Robalo (HEAVY boat for its size)

The trailer is built like a brick SH1TT house.

Very solid and top notch componenets.

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I have bought a couple of trailers from Jeff and Doug. Great folks and their trailers fit my boats great.

I now have a 25’ skeeter bay boat that came with a skeeter trailer. I just spent an hour trying to load the boat on the trailer so that it’s level. This damn trailer is frustrating! I figured a trailer from the manufacturer would fit great. At this time I’m not convinced. I’ll keep trying, but If I could sell the damn skeeter trailer I would be headed to st Pete to buy another Owens trailer.
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I bought my trailer from them in 2013. Boat I bought (2001 Cobia 250WA) didn't have one, so they built me one quickly and it was darn-near perfect. Every time I've needed work done (added brakes to one axle, upgraded to all stainless, get new axles earlier this year, etc.) Doug, Jeff, and Kim have been great to deal with. I recently noticed what appeared to be a significant tow-out problem with one of the axles. Called them and they told me bring it and they'd swap it out, no charge. Must have been a Dexter manufacturer's defect (it happens) but it sure is nice to not get the run-around and get personal service, phone calls, quick email replies, etc.

These people know how to do it right.
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Do we have a version of Owens and Sons up here in the Northeast?
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Overall wearing family that builds a top notch trailer, doubt you could be so lucky. Bought a trailer from them 12 years ago and they ended up taking me to lunch, they are something else.

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Do we have a version of Owens and Sons up here in the Northeast?
Old 12-23-2020, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Ray G View Post
Do we have a version of Owens and Sons up here in the Northeast?
Probably not - they are unique. But you could order one from them and either come down and pick it up (and maybe one of us could take you fishing if you stay a day or two) or have it delivered to you.
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I paid 900 to have mine shipped from there place in Tampa to Northern MA. Well worth it. They were about 1600 cheaper then my ameritrail quote.
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Originally Posted by JPAGS View Post
Agreed Great trailer
Bought one for my new to me Regulator 26 last year. Drove it back to MA from NC without any issues. Getting use to the trailer when loading took a few trips. The bunks sit on the frame which lifts the boat up higher.
A lot different from my previous boat trailer combination. Now it loads perfect every shot.

have any pictures of the reg sitting on the trailer? Strongly considering ordering one this spring for my 26 reg. Hate me roller trailer
Old 12-26-2020, 04:21 PM
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I've had 4 trailers built by jeff and doug. Each one built how I wanted it. The last 2 I had them build with extra long I-beams for tie-downs




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just on the way back to the cape

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