Boat Trailer Dealer?

My current boat trailer died last time out. It lost a hub and damaged the spindle. I was going to replace the axle until I noticed the bottom of the frame over the rear leaf springs is rotted, i guess 16 years is old enough. So now I am searching for a replacement, who is the best dealer in SWFL? My current trailer is a galvanized one, is aluminum far superior? Anything first time buyer should avoid? My current trailer came with the boat so its all I know.

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  • kmagnusskmagnuss Posts: 2,512 Captain
    There's a trailer dealer in Cape Coral that sells good Aluminum trailers and seemed like a good guy when I spoke with him on the phone. Prices were good too.
    Don't buy another galvanized trailer if you plan to keep it another 16 years.

    I google'd it... Island Coast Trailers... they sell Continental trailers. 239-458-9442
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  • ccriderccrider Posts: 473 Officer
    Yes, Island coast is good, also try rocket trailers in Ft. Myers
  • SerotoninSerotonin Cape CoralPosts: 85 Greenhorn
    Thanks guys. I will check them out
  • LightmanLightman Posts: 38 Deckhand
    What size boat? I have an ameritrail for a 27 cc i could sell

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  • fishdishfishdish Posts: 1,155 Officer
    Island Coast in North Cape industrial park
  • joekat46joekat46 Posts: 1,728 Captain
    Own a 2004 16' Carolina Skiff that had the same problem. The galvanized trailer pretty much rusted out from under it. Shopped around and bought from The Boat House in Port Charlotte. Think they have a location in the Cape. Decent deal and since they sell Carolina Skiffs knew it was going to fit and load properly. Picture is from when I made the switch over myself a few months back. Sold the old trailer for parts.
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 8,345 Admiral
    FWIW, my Continental trailer is 17 years old and still going strong. Did have to replace the leaf springs twice over that time, but the trailer itself is solid as can be.
  • SerotoninSerotonin Cape CoralPosts: 85 Greenhorn
    Island coast was very helpful and friendly. Its between them and rocket trailers currently.

    Thanks lightman but my boat is only 20ft
  • Rick hRick h Posts: 1 Greenhorn
    Can't beat boatmaster off crystal in ft myers
  • SerotoninSerotonin Cape CoralPosts: 85 Greenhorn
    I Will look into them too
  • TheSnookManTheSnookMan Posts: 430 Officer
    Tropic trailer

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  • SerotoninSerotonin Cape CoralPosts: 85 Greenhorn
    I did visit tropic, they list karavan and magic tilt online, the salesman refused to quote me a price on karavan. It was frustrating to say the least
  • Sotally ToberSotally Tober Posts: 9 Greenhorn
    Rick h wrote: »
    Can't beat boatmaster off crystal in ft myers

    +1
  • lbudlbud Posts: 982 Officer
    Owens and Sons, St Pete
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  • LCinOHLCinOH Posts: 90 Greenhorn
    Boatmaster put brakes on mine AND let me store it for a month. Great prices and service!

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