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#11960525 - 12/01/16 02:06 PM Jon Boat Trailer
Yetiguy Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/10/16
Posts: 5
Hey everybody, This is my first post and I'm looking for some advice from boat owners.

I purchased my dad's 12' Jon boat 3 years ago and I've been taking it all over North Texas fishing and Hunting. I load it in and out of the back of my truck (some of you may have even seen me at your lakes.)

I need a trailer and could care less what it looks like as long as it is legal and can carry a boat.

I've had a few dead ends on craigslist, and have thought about buying a trailer to assemble from Harbour Freight. I don't want to put a bunch of money into this because I'm about a year or two away from buying a full sized boat.

Anybody have any ideas of places to look or cheap ideas to hack a regular trailer or any comments about whether buying a trailer in a box and putting it together is a good idea and will last long enough.

I'll post this in different forums so you may see this post again. Thanks for any help.

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#11961009 - 12/01/16 06:30 PM Re: Jon Boat Trailer [Re: Yetiguy]
ArgyleFloater Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 141
Loc: Argyle Texas
There is a guy in Fort Worth that I saw on Craig's List that had trailers listed starting @ $275. i think.
I lucked out...bought a mod v 14' boat with trailer for $300. Trailer was trash but an acquaintance of mine offered to sell me an old trailer for $50. By the time we fixed that one up, it cost me ~ $200.
I assume you have already looked on CL

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#11961780 - 12/01/16 11:30 PM Re: Jon Boat Trailer [Re: Yetiguy]
Pat Goff Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4986
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
I'll have a galvanized trailer for you in two weeks. Registered and good to go. Pm me if your interested.
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Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

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#11962303 - 12/02/16 10:59 AM Re: Jon Boat Trailer [Re: Yetiguy]
Yetiguy Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/10/16
Posts: 5
Argyle, I did look on Craigslist and I try to check it on a regular basis. I know its going to be hard for me because its a great boat and I got a deal on it for $250.

And me being me I don't want to pay more for the trailer than I did for the boat.

I understand it may not happen, but I am hoping to luck into something or to run into somebody who has rigged something that would work.

Pat, Thanks for the reply. How much are we talking. A fully registered, Galvanized trailer may be more than I can spend.

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#11962926 - 12/02/16 05:00 PM Re: Jon Boat Trailer [Re: Yetiguy]
ArgyleFloater Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 141
Loc: Argyle Texas
Totally understand your reasoning but...you still have to get a trailer. I was in the same boat(no pun) until I happened on my trailer.
Good luck to you!

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#11963766 - Yesterday at 07:31 AM Re: Jon Boat Trailer [Re: Yetiguy]
Pat Goff Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4986
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
I hate the whole craigslist ordeal, I'd rather stick a fork in my eye than take those calls. The trailer is about 5 years old, tires are a year old, everything works. I'm thinking $300 if I don't have to deliver it.

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Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

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