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Can any owner of 1444 and float on trailer give me length from back of motor to front of either standard trailer or swing tongue? Trying to figure out garage space. Greatly appreciate any info.
 

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All the customer needs to do would have been call. Its 16'8" for a Float-On with swing tongue... but I guess I'm lame because I don't spend all day checking IG, FB and forums :)
You’re not lame. The builder is for not having the spec. Read twice. Apparently he did call. What kind of answer is we don’t have one to measure. Thanks for checking in. Glad you had time.
 

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I asked the builder for a few pieces of info. They were gonna get back to me when they could get it all. I figured I’d ask on here too since I could prob get a quick response. To be clear, I’m looking for the length of BMT, not just the trailer length. For swing tongue and standard tongue. Thanks again for any info.

The builders reputation for customer service is stellar. The service has been outstanding for me as well. No complaints, no trouble, just posting on a message board.
 

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All the customer needs to do would have been call. Its 16'8" for a Float-On with swing tongue... but I guess I'm lame because I don't spend all day checking IG, FB and forums :)
You’re not lame. The builder is for not having the spec. Read twice. Apparently he did call. What kind of answer is we don’t have one to measure. Thanks for checking in. Glad you had time.
I'm pretty sure this is Mel, owner/designer of SM.
 

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I'm pretty sure this is Mel, owner/designer of SM.
Yes, its me. To be honest, I'd get a swing tongue on any trailer regardless of fit into a garage. Get that tongue out of the way in case you have maybe one too many beverages while getting ready for fishing the next morning. Hurts to hit your shin on the trailer coupler late at night. So I've heard on the internet of course, not that its ever happened to me :)
 

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For everybody a pretty accurate rule of thumb for a swing tongue would be length of boat + engine length + 8". Engine length is about 20"- 22" for 20hp, up to 24" - 26" for 40-60 hp. This is for a standard transom. Sponson style transoms get to deduct the offset.....

In extreme cases the winch assembly can be mounted on the swing portion of the trailer tongue so deduct the 8". I personally don't like the extra weight of the assembly on the swing portion. But if it makes it fit...
 
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