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Driftboat Trailers

Baker trailers come standard with galvanized, fourteen inch wheels and sealed-beam tail lights inset into the heavy-duty steel box-tube frame. All of the wiring runs inside the frame to eliminate abrasion or damage from road hazards or corrosion. The Baker trailer has an adjustable winch stand and features steps in front and back of each fender.

A driftboat trailer is a simple trailer, yet it is quite different from the usual bolt together motorboat trailer one might find at the local marina. Most of those trailers are set up for some degree of "V" and often have individual rollers, especially for the keel. Driftboat bottoms are flat from side to side with no keel at all, making a center roller awkward or useless. Motorboat trailers have bunks parallel to the length of the boat. Driftboat trailers cradle best on bunks that go from side to side. A good driftboat trailer should have a long roller at the back of the trailer so that one person can winch it up. It is particularly helpful if the front of the boat has a "Back-Saving Eye bolt" attached to the stem (front of the boat).

Baker Galvanized Driftboat Trailer.......................$1395

To order call (541)746-5287 or e-mail at: mckenzie@gregboats.com

Tire & Locking Carrier..................$180

To order call (541)746-5287 or e-mail at: mckenzie@gregboats.com

Another advantage of a Baker trailer over trailers with bolt together frames is that they are welded together. Driftboats seem to encounter rougher roads on the way to the river than motor boats on the way to the lake, so they need to be tough. Bolt together ones don't seem to hold together as well. Driftboats are often launched over the bank where formal launching ramps don't exist. I have backed into more things on a river bank than I care to admit, and my trailer just keeps on going!

If you really want your trailer to keep on going - when you have a flat tire! - we recommend Baker's optional spare tire and carrier. The spare tire carrier is a replacement winch stand that has a welded wheel mount on its side. Have your ever encountered one of those highway signs on your way to your favorite vacation river that announces, "no services for 80 miles"? We suggest simply replacing the flat tire with your spare, rather than leaving your boat to drive back to the last "service" station to repair your flat.

To order call (541)746-5287 or fax at (541) 744-2190
or e-mail at mckenzie@gregboats.com