Trailer Width - 16ft boat
I know there are tons of threads about trailers and sizing, but most if not all talk about length, I am fine on length, most likely will do either 12 or 14'.
My question is about width. My boat is 16'x7'8''. Almost every raft trailer out there is 7' wide, even the deck-over ones. Thinking about going custom and getting an 8' wide deck since I cannot find a stock one this wide anywhere in Colorado, there's a company in Bend, OR that does it but shipping a trailer is crazy.
It's getting pricy to have a trailer company do it, may save some money buying a utility trailer and having a local fabricator weld on a deck to it.
How crucial is an 8' deck for a boat this wide, anyone running a 16' expedition width raft on a 7' wide trailer? I don't like the idea of rubber hanging over the sides, and not sure if it even fits, but I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts that has had to deal with this.
P the K