J/80 Trailer Launching

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Postby dsorenson » Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:06 pm

Hi! I'm new to the site as well as J/80 sailing. Just purchased my boat last month.

The boat's trailer did not come equipped with a keel guide and I was wondering if anyone on the form would have some recommendations or considerations for its design/manufacture. Also I've heard that J/80's are somewhat difficult to trailer launch and retrieve. I'm pretty accustom to performing these activities with a J/24 or similar keel boat. Is there reason to believe that the J/80 will be more difficult to deal with in this regard?


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Postby Guest » Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:35 am

E-mail me off-line and I can get you some info on keel guides. Are you in fresh water? J-80 is no more difficult to ramp launch than a J-24, aside from the trailer having to be deeper in the water prior to floating off. Hope you have a long ramp!
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Postby sailor44 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:37 pm

All. I just bought a J/80 and need to pick her up some distance away, and am concerned about the trailering weight. I have a triad trailer. Does anyone know the weight of this trailer? How about the combination of the trailer and the boat?

Any info would be most appreciated!!
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Postby aburton » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:06 pm

Call Mike at Triad Trailers 919 782 6007, he should have the data you need. I always assume about 500 lbs for the trailer so that would make towing weight about 3800 lbs. Good luck with your new boat. I got mine last year and it was an excellent idea. I've had a ton of fun with the boat.
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