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If people have questions about trailer tires, there
is a good write up about the subject at this web site.
It tells us there is an 'ST' (Special Trailer) tire
and it's built differently than 'P' (Passenger) or
'LT' (Light truck) tires.
When I asked the tire dealer for these, they didn't know
about them.  The guy I talked to (manager of that store)
said he would check into it.  He called the main company
and learned there is an 'ST' grade.  He got them
for me and installed the tires on galvanized rims
for me.
I have done very little trailering with them so I can not
say anything about them handling better or not but the
article gives some reasons why they should be better.
-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck vanDe Wetering []
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 4:07 PM
To: Green/Churchill
Cc: SJ23 mail list
Subject: Re: weight of a S J 23

Below  I am  tacking on quotes from e-mail on the SJ23 E-mail Archive page.
These contain references to the weight. Hope this helps. I will look in Bob
Schimmel's Techtips page to see if there is a weight given anywhere. It would
save me time to know which SJ23 webpages you have looked on for it. These two
quotes are under "Trailer Remodel Experiences-Betsy Schultz..."
I assume you are cocerned about trailering a San Juan 23 or am I wrong about
I will copy this to the majordomo lst and maybe someone else can help you. I
assume you have subscribed to our majordomo list or else they wopn't be able to
answer you.
".... 2 years ago I converted our trailer to a tandem axle vs. the single it
originally was. I did this for several reasons, I've never felt comfortable
towing with just two tires under the boat, a high speed blow out could easily
result in very catastrophic accident. We noticed with two tires they got rather
warm even hot on long hauls! This was with highest rated (hard to find & $$$$)
tires. 7.00 - 15 LT load range D Cooper 6 ply tread, 4 ply sidewall Max load
single 2040 lb. @ 60 psi. Our San Juan 23, Low Overhead & single axle trailer
weighed in at 4375 lb. with very little gear in the boat. The tires where
overloaded by 300 plus pd. The trailer seemed to fish tail & just generally
wandered a lot. The tandem axle cured all these problems."
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxEnd quote
".....We would like to share our trailer remodel experiences.
The Fleet Cap'n came as a single axle and by the time we got it had 16" 8 ply
These were the maximum load range for this size but got very hot on hauling.
When we went to a truck weigh station we discovered we were much heavier than
expected, around 4500 lbs. without water or fuel..."
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxEnd quote

Chuck Vande Wetering
PO Box 2205
Friday Harbor, Wa 98250 <>
".All I ask is...the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's

----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas L  <> Churchill
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 11:44 AM
Subject: weight of a S J 23

Hi  Chuck
please respond to our old e-mail address. <>
I need to konw the weight of a SJ 23 with a swing keel.
I did not find the info in the owner manual.

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