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 Post subject: Fixing a 1/2
PostPosted: 29 Jul 2016, 10:35 
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I can't figure out what those holes were for but they certainly look carefully placed and intentional. Strange.

I still think $500 is a deal. In my area the trailer would fetch close to that alone.



yep or more and 30 cents a pound for scrap aluminum :cry: ,,,,, ya know still cant see the holes in that pic :? ,,,,,,,,,,, that pic looks even more like a G3 but they all kinda look a like,,back in the day g3 has had to replace a lot of boats because of corroded transoms/hulls from pressure treated wood,,, ya know the brand of boat????



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 Post subject: Re: Fixing a 1/2" hole?
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 Post subject: Re: Fixing a 1/2" hole?
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This is the hole.Image


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PostPosted: 29 Jul 2016, 14:20 
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Given your distance from the seller, I'd be worried that the trailer/tires/wheels/axle/bearings etc. won't be in good enough shape for you to haul it home. Not sure what you can do about that from long distance.

If it was close enough, or if someone could get you some measurements, then you could go to Harbor Freight/Northern tool , etc. and buy a new axle with wheels and everything. You might still run into an issue trying to get the old one off.

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 Post subject: Re: Fixing a 1/2" hole?
PostPosted: 29 Jul 2016, 15:28 

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Given your distance from the seller, I'd be worried that the trailer/tires/wheels/axle/bearings etc. won't be in good enough shape for you to haul it home. Not sure what you can do about that from long distance.

If it was close enough, or if someone could get you some measurements, then you could go to Harbor Freight/Northern tool , etc. and buy a new axle with wheels and everything. You might still run into an issue trying to get the old one off.

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Hope it works out for you. richg99


My plan is to check out the boat if I do decide to get it I'll pump up the trailer and go to the tractor supply and replace the tire and wheels and repack the bearing in the parking lot.


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PostPosted: 29 Jul 2016, 15:33 
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Good planning. richg99

p.s. bring a piece of chain for a safety... Old straps and rusty hooks may not be enough.



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Good planning. richg99

p.s. bring a piece of chain for a safety... Old straps and rusty hooks may not be enough.
im taking a couple of tie down.


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 Post subject: Fixing a 1/2
PostPosted: 29 Jul 2016, 17:20 
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good plan

I dont think the holes will be much of a problem I would worry more about the trailer, sounds like you have that figured out too

the magnetic trailer lights are an idea, I would tape them down for the trip home as I had a set from HF and one good bump on a crappy road and I was dragging them.

If worse comes to worse you could always rent a trailer from U haul and put the rig on it, trailer and all, to get it home, I would not want to mess around trying to replace an axle, that would be a nightmare without a proper place to do it and the right tools



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 Post subject: Re: Fixing a 1/2" hole?
PostPosted: 29 Jul 2016, 18:08 

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From the sellers house to tractor supply is 4 miles.


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PostPosted: 30 Jul 2016, 00:56 
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An old fishin buddy of mine had an 18' Polar Craft jon boat.
He was the kinda guy that was Grandpa to everybody. I don't know
how many kids learned to fish out of that boat but it was a lot.
It was a good sturdy boat.
I looked for one for a long time and couldn't find any I could afford. My
budget wasn't that good. :cry:
If I had a chance at it for $500 I'd go for it.
Good Luck whatever you do.

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 Post subject: Re: Fixing a 1/2" hole?
PostPosted: 30 Jul 2016, 14:35 

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The boat is junk. I think if he gave it to me free it still wouldn't be worth it.


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PostPosted: 30 Jul 2016, 14:50 
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Sorry that you had to go a long way and be disappointed.

My experience is that if a boat is in good shape, and properly priced, it will go to the first few potential buyers.

I've owned over 25 boats. Bring cash and be ready.... is my plan.

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I made a camping trip and went to the beach so it wasn't a wasted trip


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What made the boat not worth the trip?

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