I have a Catalina 25 I need to transport across states. It is currently on its cradle. I acquired a trailer that use to have a Columbia 26 mk 2 trailer. The guy used it to tow his boat from California to Kentucky, and trailer launch. It is very solid trailer with tandem 5000 pound axles and surge brakes. I am towing with a three quarter ton diesel truck. I know the trailer can handle the weight as the Catalina is 2,000 lbs lighter than the Columbia, but I worry about the dimensions. The Columbia is 6 inches wider, 6 inches longer, and 4 inches more draft than my Catalina. The trailer is a bunk set up, not adjustable pads. I'm wondering if I just add 4 inches to to keel board will it sit nicely. My concern is whether or not the curvature of boats is that much different. I can't find any hull dimension information on the either boat. Does any body have experience with this who can help me out? I need to have my boat moved in one week. I added pictures of trailer to this post. I'm currently replacing keel boards, new tires wheels, and bearings all the way around just to be safe.
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