Selecting a Trailer / What capacity trailer do I need?

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To calculate needed trailer capacity, calculate the total weight including the boat, the engine, a full fuel tank (approximately 7 lbs. per gallon), full water tanks (if applicable) and your personal gear.  A good rule of thumb is to use 10% of boat, motor, and liquid weights for personal gear.  Select a trailer with the next highest capacity rating.  If you intend to carry additional gear or luggage in the boat over long distances, consider the weight of these items, too.  



((boat + engine + ((fuel x 7 lb / gal)+(water x 8 lb / gal))) x (total x .1))


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