I’m looking to have a custom trailer built to carry my kayaks. I want to make sure the trailer is long enough to handle my longer boats (17 foot) and maybe a longer one in the future. What is the best method for determining/calculating max length for a trailer/kayak combination? I don’t want to spend a lot of money to find the trailer won’t meet my needs.
This to extent depends on the type of base you will be using, if your not building it completely from scratch some have more wiggle room where you kayak can protrude out. I would estimate the largest kayak you would ever have on there and extend it out a few inches just to be safe.
heres a guide that may help, theres some good resources on the build a kayak trailer page aswellhttps://roxom.com.au/tutorials/boat-trailer/how-to-build-a-kayak-trailer