I plan on pulling a boat that is 18' long and has a dry weight of 1800 lbs. Many boat trailers of this size don't have trailer brakes. I'm concerned about going down mountain roads with it. Last summer i pulled my 8' truck bed trailer with gear and 4 people including me in the cab. I smoked my brakes even though I was keeping the transmission in low gear it just didn't slow us down enough without using the brakes. I finally had to pull over to let them cool. It was kind if scary because the brakes really faded and i felt we were barely going to stop at a turn out. It took 20mins plus to stop smoking. Ive never had a vehicle do this before. I just had all new brakes put on the year before. I had them checked later a few weeks after i got home. They passed inspection. I thought surely they'd be glazed over and need being replaced but the shop said no they were fine. This utility trailer of mine doesn't have electric brakes. So now I'm concerned about towing the boat other than on flat land. What do you think? What have you all experienced with boat towing. Im told i shouldn't need trailer brakes for that light a load. It's an aluminum hull boat rather than fiberglass so its way lighter than the latter.