08-12-2014, 10:08 PM #1
Tigershark PWC trailer breakes apart at highway speeds
While going down the highway the tongue on my tigershark trailer broke right where it meets the main frame. The frame slammed down on the asphalt. The trailer is aluminum and the pavement chewed it up fast. The genesis slid forward and ripped out the winch and winch arm. Just a small piece of aluminum was all that was holding the skis from completely coming loose. The yamaha gp1200 stayed mounted and didn't get damaged. The rubber wheel that the bow rides against ground against the pavement and caught on fire. I put it out quickly. Anyway now I need a trailer. I can't afford a new one. There is an older Shorelander trailer for sale here that needs new runners. Are shorelandr trailers any good? It sure doesn't look very solid but looks can be deceiving. They are only asking $300.00 for it. Can a shorelandr from the 90's hold a gp1200 and a genesis?
08-12-2014, 10:53 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
The older trailers tend to be shorter overall, so make sure that Shoreland'r can actually fit the long Genesis hull.
The Genesis is also quite wide so hull clearance over the fender is important.
And of course the trailer weight rating matters.
The trailer is steel so inspect for rust damage and metal cracking at the joints and welds.
08-13-2014, 07:34 AM #3
08-13-2014, 12:46 PM #4
- Join Date
- Sep 2013
- Austin, TX
I have the same trailer maybe 2000 vintage and it holds an 02 aquatrax 3 seater and a 2000 GP1200R just fine, assuming its mechanically sound. I have just enough space between the two for my legs to almost walk back to front. If the genesis is ~ same ballpark in width then you are good.
08-13-2014, 09:05 PM #5
Here is a picture of the Tigershark trailer that broke. You can see the tongue at the bottom of the picture.
08-13-2014, 09:21 PM #6
08-13-2014, 09:40 PM #7
Ya the old kawasaki is included if I want it. I bet it's parted out though.
08-14-2014, 09:51 AM #8
08-16-2014, 09:00 PM #9
Got the trailer. One of the bunk support brackets was gone but they fabricated a new one and welded it on at no extra charge. The skis fit fine. The kawasaki dealer loaned me a davit sling and it saved a lot of hassle. The old kawasaki ultra that is in the picture was somewhat parted out. The jet was gone so I didn't take it. I don't understand the suspension on this thing. No leaf springs. I made the bunks out of pressure treated 2x4's. Is that the right thing to make them out of?
08-17-2014, 06:12 PM #10
wow it even have torsion bars? you did good , the axle is the actual spring, you will love it , pressure treated wood is what a use also.
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