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Commercial boat trailersEdit
Self-propelled boat movers are not trailers in the strictest sense of the word. They are hydraulically operated boat movers, with their own tractor unit. They share all of the features of hydraulic boat trailers.
Non-commercial boat trailersEdit
This type of trailer is usually used by the boat owner/operator. The trailer is also used for storage.
- Roll-on, also known as a "Roller style trailer", uses rubber and/or polyurethane rollers for ease of launching and loading a boat.
- Glide-path, also known as a "Float-on style trailer", allows the boat to float onto the trailer; after the trailer has been partially submerged (usually 3⁄4 of the trailer). Since its inception, it has become quite popular compared to the "Roller style trailer".
- Henkdel, Steve (1991). Boat Trailers and Tow Vehicles, A User's Guide. International Marine Pub. ISBN 0877422907.
- Skorupa, Joe (2006). Chapman Trailering, The Complete Guide to Pulling, Parking, Launching, & Retrieving Your Boat. Hearst Books. ISBN 1588164594.
- Michalak, Jim (2002). Boatbuilding for Beginners (And Beyond). Breakaway Books. ISBN 1891369296.