02-26-2008, 05:02 AM
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I've examined the 95 brochures and I can not find a 272 Cuddy, only the Bow rider, maybe my eyes are going.....
The Bow rider weighted in at about 5650lbs before gas and Fuel cap. is 110 gal. If yours is indeed a Cuddy you can probably add 3 to 4 hundred pounds on top of the Bow rider.
Now for the trailer, good news and bad news......
Bad news: From what I've read, Chariot trailers was 50% owned by Mariah's owner, Jimmy Fulks and I don't believe they exist anymore either.
Good news: Many of the parts on boat trailers are fairly standard. I would recommend a stroll through your local Yellow Pages for a trailer Parts/Repair shop. They should be able to find replacement axels, brakes and couplers.
As for electric brakes, I think that's an excellent idea given the weight of your tow package (Boat, gas, gear and trailer = easily over 8000lbs). The benefits of electric brakes is they are an active system and work in tandem with your tow vehicle's brakes unlike surge brakes which only work after you've begun to slow down forcing your tow vehicle to do most of the braking. They also have the added benefit of being adjusted for the desired amount of braking from within the cab.