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Spanki
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Sailboat trailers?

Looking into possibly buying a trailer for my C-36. Fin keel. I live in NE Oklahoma and would need it within 2 months or less. 
Googled for info but really not getting the info I need or right size. 
Any suggestions on companies or reliable places to find new/used ones? 
Thank you. 

Spanki & {Russ 12-8-1949/9-6-2010 R.I.P Butch}
s/v Spanki 1993 Catalina 36 #1224
"Don't worry, Be happy""Sail your life away"

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Spanki & {Russ 12-8-1949/9-6-2010 R.I.P Butch}
s/v Spanki 1993 Catalina 36 #1224
"Don't worry, Be happy""Sail your life away"
Catboat Willy
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Spanki;
We have a little experience in moving boats of this size (many years ago) and what you are asking is not a simple job nor is the required equipment easily found. If this is a one time move, I'd suggest a professional boat moving company since they would possess the necessary equipment to properly move this type of boat. From your post, I'm guessing you are thinking of doing this yourselves and you don't say how far you are going ?
 By the time the boat is fully loaded it easily weighs in the neighborhood of 16,000 pounds and it's tow width will qualify as it a wide load. This will restrict the roads you may wish to use and be permitted to use.
A special type of hydraulic lifting trailer will be required to properly support the boat during the tow. The cost of such a trailer is close to the value of the boat, if not more.  Typically, these trailers will only move a boat from travel lift to travel lift. There will be other considerations such as mast removal, special insurance, road permits,  etc. 
You will need a special tow vehicle ( I don't think the transmission in a Ford 350 will stand that type sustained abuse) and perhaps a different class of drivers license to operate the tow vehicle.
In my opinion, this is a job better left to professionals. 
That being said, I'll look in my old records for a boat moving company who will service NE OK.
Bill

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Bill Dolan 1990 Catalina C-36 MKI - Hull #1041  'Williwaw'
Std. Rig, Walk Through, Wing Keel
M35, Oberdorfer Conversion,
Home Waters; SW Florida
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Spanki
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Thank you for your reply. Yes having it professionally done is the way I’ll probably go. 

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Spanki & {Russ 12-8-1949/9-6-2010 R.I.P Butch}
s/v Spanki 1993 Catalina 36 #1224
"Don't worry, Be happy""Sail your life away"
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