Can 26D trailer pull 26X

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Can 26D trailer pull 26X

Post by EdWeitzel » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:16 am

I have a Mac 26D with a 26D trailer. I am considering a Mac 26X that has a bum axle trailer. Can I pull the 26X back with the 26D trailer (about 220 miles) while the 26X trailer is being repaired?

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Re: Can 26D trailer pull 26X

Post by bobflshmn » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:11 pm

Can and should might be separate issues here.

I have owned both the D and X. The D bottom shape is significantly different being more rounded than the X which is very flat in comparison. I believe the trailer capacity is the same, but I don't know how the uneven pressure points against the X would affect the hull of the boat. probably less of an issue if you were willing to strip the motor and other items of significant weight.

Something for you to consider before loading up.

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