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The trailer and towing vehicle should be designed to fit your boat.
Use the size of your boat to determine the dimensions of the trailer needed.
Today, most trailerable boats are sold as a package with a trailer of the
Look at the load capacity of the trailer stated by the trailer's manufacturer.
If the combined weight of your boat and its engine is more than 90% of the
recommended load capacity, buy the next larger trailer. This is because your
gear (fuel, life jackets, anchors, lines, etc.) will increase the overall
weight by at least 10%.
Check the owner's manual of your towing vehicle to ensure that your vehicle
is rated to tow the combined weight of your boat, motor, and trailer.
It is very important to have proper lighting on trailers, including turn signals and tail and brake lights. Also make sure you have a jack that fits properly under the trailer—most car jacks are too large to fit under a trailer.