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Old 11 October 2008, 04:48   #1
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trailer for hurricane 733

Hello all,
I have been lurking awhile and decide to join.
I have access to a hurricane 733 but it has no trailer.
What should I use to tow it?
Double or single axle.
what size trailer?
rollers?
I know some of you have hurricanes so any advice is appreciated.
Jerry
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Old 11 October 2008, 07:37   #2
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I've had good results with a full roller setup and prefer it to bunks - have towed cross-country many times without problems. Double axle with brakes are definately recommended. I don't think anything special is required, any properly sized trailer in good mechanical condition should work OK.
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Old 11 October 2008, 12:13   #3
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Hey ! Another San Diego guy ;Welcome
Really in Southern California I think bunks are fine.
With all the steep ,well maintained launch ramps we have around here launching it should not be an issue.
Also, long term; maint; definatley easier without all the rollers.

Do you have to tow far to launch?
As Bryan says, double axle ,preferably with brakes
Thats a great boat and dont want to risk any towing issues.
Any pics of her ??
Maybe see you out there soon
cheers Dal
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Old 11 October 2008, 21:15   #4
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Thanks!

I have to go and get it from AZ then get it ready over the winter for launching next spring.
Once i et it here, i wanted to tow it with single axle trailer so it would be a little more manueverable.
Sunrider, what do you use?
Does any one know what the approx wgt. would be on the 733?

Thanks again
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Old 11 October 2008, 21:23   #5
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Hi Engarom, welcome to RibNet, (US Chapter) ,

Sounds like a lotta RIB you have there. I'd suggest giving some serious thought to a Twin axle trailer. Soooo much easier to work with (after all, you're probably not moving a 7.3M RIb about by hand?)

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Old 12 October 2008, 13:04   #6
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and if you are moving it by hand, raise it as far as possible on the jockey wheel to raise the front wheels off the ground - then it wil man-handle like a single axle.
If you can't raise it high enough, you can add jockey wheels further back to do the same and get better leverage.
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Old 13 October 2008, 20:15   #7
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I use a dual axle BoatMaster with bunks and disc brakes on all four wheels for our 733 O/B. The trailer has two keel rollers on it. I believe the spec weight from the Zodiac MilPro website is 5200 lbs. w/ full fuel and O/Bs, I figure another 500-1000lbs. w/equipment. I'm not sure how long the trailer is; the hull rests well up on the bunks however the O/B extension hangs over the end of the trailer.

I've never tried to manhandle the boat and trailer; we either hook it up to our tow vehicle (Chevy Silverado 2500HD) or use a forklift.
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Old 15 October 2008, 22:34   #8
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I am using an Aluminum bunk trailer with brakes on one axle for my 733 Diesel I/O. My tow vehicle is a 1/2 ton V8 4wd. I'm still trying to get the trailer set up so the boat rides with the lowest possible center of gravity. At highway speeds the bow catches the air and the tongue weight is lighter than it should be. With a boat around 5000#'s I believe the tongue weight should be 10% or 500#s. My truck maybe a little light too. I would prefer a one ton for over the road hauling. Because the boat is under going an overhaul we do push it in and out of a large door garage by hand. It takes at least four of us. I would not use a single axle trailer on such a heavy boat.
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733 Zodiac OTH handbook MERRY XMAS

With all the quetions flying around I figured I would give you guys the hand book

Merry XMAS.


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Old 04 November 2008, 03:12   #10
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I tried to attach it but no go so if anyh of you want it email me

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