Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Trailer.For 1987 BL 2855 ???

Trailer.For 1987 BL 2855 ??? 28 Sep 2017 10:43 #1

  • Captnfrisbee
  • Captnfrisbee's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • New Member
  • New Member
  • Posts: 3
  • Thank you received: 0
Recently purchased a used trailer for our 1987 2855 contessa When I purchased the trailer there was a 30 ft Silverton sitting on the trailer The trailer has rollers ( Lots of them) I have never load my 2855 ,onto this trailer. Should I have the marina load the boat using a fork lift the first time to check for proper fitt or just try to float the boat onto the trailer or is there a way to get the dimensions needed for roller placement for the 2855 the Silverton 30 fit nicely on the trailer. Of course when I went to pick up the trailer it was empty

Attachment not found

Attachment not found

Attachment not found

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Trailer.For 1987 BL 2855 ??? 28 Sep 2017 11:51 #2

  • Jeffw
  • Jeffw's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Arizona Coast
  • Posts: 5752
  • Thank you received: 451
I would absolutely try floating the boat onto the trailer, as I recall, rollers are pretty flexible.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Jeff & Tara
(And Ginger too)
Lake Havasu City, AZ
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2000 Bayliner 2858
"GETA WAY"
MMSI: 338094599
In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

Trailer.For 1987 BL 2855 ??? 28 Sep 2017 12:08 #3

  • Fiftybucks
  • Fiftybucks's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 169
  • Thank you received: 21
Very nice trailer! Lucky find. Yes, float it on. The only difference may be in the overall length and the center of gravity which would require to loosen (NOT REMOVE) the bow upright post and adjust to new position, Only move the upright if you are dissatisfied after loading it, and launching it. ... Have someone up at the winch to watch as the bow sprit and anchor may want to come down onto the winch... the bow eyelet height and the rake of the bow are the places to watch.. But try it As Is. You will not hurt the boat with your roller trailer.

Just to see if you are way out of wack, You should have the 'Boat Sling' markers on the side of the boat, try to find the mid-point fore and aft, and place that forward of the center of the axles about 6 inches. Just an Idea here.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

cglazier - "Fiftybucks"
1995 2855 7.4 bravo II
Last Edit: by Fiftybucks.

Trailer.For 1987 BL 2855 ??? 28 Sep 2017 16:16 #4

  • Indenial
  • Indenial's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 136
  • Thank you received: 8
You may want to verify that you don't have any expensive transducers or fairing blocks on the bottom of your hull that may get damaged. Scoop style thru hull fittings can conflict as well.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Dave and Cindy Johnson
Claremont, CA
1986 Bayliner Trophy 2560, 5.7 Volvo Penta
1988 Four Winns Horizon 200, 5.7 OMC Cobra
  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: Jim GandeeRuffryder
Time to create page: 0.080 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum