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This is going to be a great year for me and my fishing buddies that don’t own a kayak. Last year I changed up my paddling kayaks to the Jackson Coosa FD. It was not too bad to load this kayak into the bed of my truck. So this year I opted to fish from the Jackson HDFD but in the flex drive configuration.


The Big Rig FD is a heavy kayak when compared to the Coosa FD. The Big Rig FD is thirty pounds more than the Coosa FD. This isn’t too heavy for me to load into the bed of the truck but if I would have to load both FD kayaks so that I can take a buddy fishing trying to stack the Coosa FD on top of the Big Rig HDFD can be a very complex process for one person. So I decided that I would start planning to look for a trailer for both kayaks.

This trailer had to fit my budget. I looked at the Tennessee Trailers and trailers by Innovation on the Water but these were out of my price range at this moment. So I opted for the Malone Micro-Sport trailer with two bunk style carriers. While the Malone trailer is nearly 50 percent less than the other great trailers. The only issue with my choice is that it comes in seven boxes and I will need to assemble the trailer.

I found that the assembly instructions to be very easy to use in assembling the trailer. When it comes to determining the bunk locations to attach to the swivel brackets this is not available in the instructions. My determination is that roughly 7.25 inches at either end is the magic number. Once you have the bunks fastened to the brackets positioning the gap between the bunks to fit the hull design of the kayak needs to be determined.

I found that the distance between the bunks for the Coosa FD is approximately 14 inches and for the Big Rig HDFD is about 16 inches. Once the distances are established and the bunk angle is determined for the hull you can now tighten the nuts and bolts. You are now ready to haul your kayaks and introduce your buddies to kayak fishing.