Re: Small boat trailer design w/light suspension, folding, good support?
Suspension is the biggest problem in the small wooden boat trailer world. Everything else is relatively easy to work around. The EZ Loader that mine sits on is good for 800#, but my boat and gear might be 300. Thus it bounces and jounces and generally does bad things.
Im going to throw the Airbag idea into the fray. Imagine a set of pickup "helper springs" between the frame and a swing arm of some kind. Wheels mounted to the arm. The Airbags are filled through a simple tire valve, pressurize to your load. I imagine that shocks would also be needed to minimize bouncing.
But how will the hardware on the bags, that obviously isn't marine grade, hold up in the salt water I like to put my boat in? There's the rub in my mind.
I am very interested in the results of this thread.
There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.
Ben Sebens, RN