So I havenít made a decision to do this yet, but here is the thinking:
The authority for what is considered a safe load around here is apparently the inspectors at the weigh station on the highway. I spoke with one and he asked for a drawing.
I must admit it looks a little large on the back of the Trillium
, but we are talking 155 pounds including the mounting hardware. I have not shown the upper mounting brackets.
The mounting pole, comes off after removing the boat and an axel carried in the tug bolts on to it making a boat trailer. It would have lights
and all the legally required bits. The smallest legal road tires
are 8Ē and Princess Auto has a 2000# 60Ē axel. The lights
would clamp on the stern of the boat and plug into the Trillium
, and would swivel to augment the Trilliums taillights which would be partially obscured when the boat is on the Trillium
. From the back view the boat looks large, but the side view shows that the bow is somewhat streamlined. The mount/trailer would be 2Ē by 3Ē rectangular hot rolled tubing .180Ē wall, same as the Trillium frame. The cost (not counting the boat), is in the order of $350. If the inspector doesnít like it, well itís been fun speculating and Iíll leave the boat at home.