Originally Posted by monkeyevil
boat trailers have surge brakes because they can't have all the electrical stuff submerged all the time. They actually do offer a water proof electric brake setup now.
Personally I think electric brakes are a lot better because you can control the brakes independantly of the truck. Which is useful more often than you think.
My 28 foot Cobia (18 years old) boat sits on a 14 year old trailer that has electric brakes.