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By HoneyDown
#2260688
Just purchased 4 kayaks for myself and my family. I have been searching for trailers. I prefer the Malone style where the kayaks could be on their sides and carry all 4 on the same level vs 2 levels of kayaks. Having a hard time locating a proper trailer. My question is,am I better off just purchasing the Malone or trying to build my own. Please send any pictures that you may have of your setups. Thanks
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By kickingback
#2260689
Only tip I can give you is if you buy or build make sure the trailer is completely salt water protected metal. Trailers rust faster than anything in salt water.
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By TexasJim
#2260691
One of my neighbors just acquired a couple of fishing kayaks on a trailer by Triton. All aluminum, two kayaks side by side and space for two above, but relatively low. Then he got a third kayak. They fit nice on the trailer, and the construction is all-welded. Worth a look. TexasJim
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By JohnnyUtah
#2260777
On Malone trailers you can buy longer crossbars - around 6'6" if I remember right. You may be able to squeeze 4 yaks side-by-side on that if they're perfectly on their sides. On that same note I'd be cautious about the weight of 4 yaks and the associated gear that most people throw on a trailer. The Malone is only rated at 350lbs., which isn't much if you have gear plus the yaks you plan to load.
By TG05
#2260795
The Malone MegaSport trailer has 86" crossbars and would handle any weight you'll need for 4 kayaks.
The Malone MicroSport can be fitted with 78" crossbars that might hold 4 kayaks on their sides. I have those to carry my 2 Native kayaks flat.
With Malone you do get 12" wheels and sealed bearings, which are nice.

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