trailer length?

I'm considering the purchase of this boat. Is the trailer too short for the boat? http://picasaweb.google.com/kevin.court/FlyingScot Thanks, Kevin

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The strap comes across on mine in a similar spot.

The strap comes across on mine in a similar spot. It seems that the trailer is long enough. Does it have the rollers that make it easy to winch the boat onto the trailer? My trailer has a roller at the back of the trailer and the center keel of the boat rolls right on. Does the trailer fall over backwards if you unhitch it? If the tongue is too light, I seem to remember that the boat wanders around behind the car at highway speeds. The bunks are 77" from the transom and the roller is 57" from the transom on my TeeNee trailer, which came with my Scot new in 1985. Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

The boat is 500 miles away.

The boat is 500 miles away. I don't know about the rollers or anything else. It just looks like a lot of boat hanging off the end of the trailer. I hate to drive that far and have something be wrong with it. Thanks, Kevin

It is tough to tell from just the picture.

It is tough to tell from just the picture. The trailer does not look like a trailer that I have seen with Scots before. The two most popular are the TeeNee galvanized and the Trailex Aluminum trailers. The photo seems to have been shot standing closer to the stern, so it may be an odd perspective, making the boat look way long in back. Is there someone you know locally, that knows Scots, that you can take along to check it out with you? If you have a fleet nearby, most are more than willing to give you an opinion. Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

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The trailer I have looks like it may be the same as the one in t

The trailer I have looks like it may be the same as the one in the picture. If not the same it is very close and it works fine. If I were buying a new one I would get a size or two larger just to eliminate the overhang in the rear. I beleive some states have traffic laws against overhangs of more than 4 feet. I have the tongue weight around 50 lbs or so (less than the 10% guideline) and it behaves very well at all speeds.