I find the new Sovereign trailer fantastic. I have made a few mod’s but out of the box (or container in my case) I have been very happy with it. I am used to a Shand trailer made here in Victoria. It was certainly a more heavily built trailer, but hindsight would suggest over built. It was heavy to wheel around by myself in the yacht club yard, it always required a rear prop to stop it tipping if I was in it and from memory had quite a bit downward load on the towball, but it did tow well.
My new Sovereign balances beautifully. Its tow ball weight, while seeming light, proves ideal when towing. To this point I haven’t felt the need for a rear prop while un-hitched when I may be in the boat. I am currently building a stainless keel clamp to do away with the two blue webbing straps as seen in the attached photo.
Apart from thinking to myself, “those yellow mudguards have to go!”, the first thing I did was order & fit some alloy checker plate side step extensions. When wet, those as supplied are ideal to slip off and skin your shin’s. The next was to order a blue mesh trailer bag. I also have a stainless keel clamp on the go to replace the two heavy blue webbing tie down straps.
(Take a close look at that double waterline ….. I’m a big fan of double wateriness, I admit …. but if you look closely, I think the top colour is chrome!! Must find out how David did that !! – Ed.)