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novaman
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Joined: 24 Jul 2011, 17:56
Location: Saint Joe , IN.

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Post by novaman » 20 Jan 2013, 17:56

Here's the trailer I ended up using with my Tracker Grizzly. It's an old Caulkins galvanized unit, that needed stretched to fit and the axle moved back. I added 19" to the length to support the hull clear to the transom. My son and I painted it to match color wise, but used a semi gloss to clean up easier than the flat finish on the boat. Rebuilt everything on it from end to end, including all new fasteners either plated or SS, so now I basically have a new 1983 trailer. I flipped the springs and axle to lower it and moved the axle back 12" to get the weight distribution where I wanted it.
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as usual, I get to working on something before I remember the camera. this is the closest to "before " as there is.
as usual, I get to working on something before I remember the camera. this is the closest to "before " as there is.
stripped down to ea pc and then painted same color as boat.
stripped down to ea pc and then painted same color as boat.
ready for the boat
ready for the boat
If something was done unorthodox, I might have had a hand in it, and then again I might have had the ONLY hands in it!


2004 Tracker Grizzly 1648/ 04 25 hp.Mercury 4 stroke http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24919
2008 Alumacraft 2072 w/Nissan 115 TLDI for push.

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jvanhees
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Joined: 20 Mar 2013, 10:22
Location: Brighton, MI

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Post by jvanhees » 29 Apr 2013, 16:02

Trailer as of right now
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1668 Sea Nymph SS160 - Current build
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1868 Landau Mod-V - Sold!....to fund SN
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=29763

mpknls
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Joined: 29 Apr 2012, 22:40

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Post by mpknls » 05 May 2013, 15:50

still plan on moving the lights to the top of the guide's.


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Scott1298
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Joined: 12 Apr 2012, 01:14
Location: Kamloops, BC

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Post by Scott1298 » 05 May 2013, 17:22

Tired of the balancing act necessary when loading last year, I added a urethaned piece of plywood to stand on.
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"Nothing’s better than the wind at your back, the sun in front of you, and your family by your side!"
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warefishin
Posts: 175
Joined: 22 Jan 2014, 20:41

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Post by warefishin » 24 Jan 2014, 10:31

Couple pics of the trailer. I redid what I could when I bought the boat.
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PSG-1
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Joined: 15 Sep 2011, 08:48
Location: South Carolina (redneck riviera)

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Post by PSG-1 » 24 Jan 2014, 17:17

I built mine, or should I say, I modified it, using some I-beam from another trailer:


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ALUMA-JET project:
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=22023


Fishing, jet skiing, target shooting, jet-boating, and even a little oyster harvesting with Larry The Cable Guy.
Watch it all right here:

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Boat2fast
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Joined: 27 Jan 2014, 08:47
Location: Southwick MA

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Post by Boat2fast » 28 Jan 2014, 12:01

Shoreland'r worked with me replacing all the VIN ID and capacity stickers on my trailer. I don't understand why ID tags are supposed to be permanent, but they are gone in a few years. In the 'old days' trailers had a stamped tag riveted to the frame.
Shoreland'r requires full documentation and a small fee. But they will re-issue ID stickers.
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1984 SHORELAND'R. This is a perfect upgrade for my 16ft Checkmate.
1984 SHORELAND'R. This is a perfect upgrade for my 16ft Checkmate.

Boat2fast
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Location: Southwick MA

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Post by Boat2fast » 28 Jan 2014, 12:10

I am surprised to see so much effort everyone is putting into their trailers. This is some nice stuff. This is great. I see many ratty, barely road-worthy trailers at the local launch. I was beginning to think it wasn't important to anyone.

This is a '600lb' trailer made by COX. These are good for small boats. This one is set-up for a 12ft Mirrocraft. It costs almost as much as a new trailer to rebuild an old one. Not worth it on paper, well worth it going down the road.
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ccm
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Joined: 09 Feb 2014, 02:31
Location: Richland Chambers Lake Texas

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Post by ccm » 09 Apr 2014, 11:06

For all of you who thought your trailer was junk before you fixed it here's mine. Trust rusty. Still a work in progress. I've used it for two years. What I've done to it so far. New bearings, races, seals, bearing buddies, lights, bunks ( need to be lowered + need to add support for front of boat ) Tires, & valve stems. The boat launch is only one mile from my house and the farthest I pull is 10 miles to another lake down back roads where I can take it slow & easy.

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Paid $25 minus the upgrades listed
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Old winch still works great
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The frame needs to be cut so I can weld in the center beam ( yes I see the rust holes too Already have the material to fix it )
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the guy who built it before me went overkill on every weld & joint but hey it's plenty strong
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one last look

AZwadder
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Joined: 24 Jul 2013, 02:13
Location: Desert Hills/ Peeples Valley AZ

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Post by AZwadder » 22 Apr 2014, 23:32

Looking for some Coleman Crawdad trailer ideas, if you guys have any Please share! Thanks :mrgreen:

GeoFish
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Joined: 28 May 2014, 16:22

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Post by GeoFish » 28 May 2014, 16:48

I needed a trailer that would disassemble.
The main assembly with the bunks goes into the bed of my pickup.
The rest goes into the toy hauler.
Boat on top of the truck, ATV in toy hauler.
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Clint KY
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Joined: 25 Aug 2013, 12:47
Location: Far west Kentucky

Boat trailer with an odd feature

Post by Clint KY » 03 Jul 2014, 21:22

I bought a 1648 jon, motor and trailer some time ago and have been working on it for a while. The trailer is an odd one.

This the trailer tongue in the Normal mode:

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Pull this pin:
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and you can do this: Great for launching in ponds where there is not a launch ramp. The rear tires of the truck stay up on solid ground.

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The original owner mounted a cross member to the bunk brackets and then mounted the bunks to the top of it. Made the bunks very high above the trailer frame: You can see the rear cross member is split.

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I removed all of that:

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Here is one of the bunk brackets installed on the trailer frame. I used the hole directly under the L bracket for the top of the U-bolt to get the bracket (and the bunk) as low as possible.

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It sits like that for now, waiting for the wood preservative I applied to the two 10' bunks to dry. I will install them, and top them with slicks made from vinyl fence posts from Lowe's.

Here are the new bunks:

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and here they are covered:

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They work very well. I power loaded the boat using the trolling motor. Can't get much better than that.
I have to make new guide bunks as the old ones now hit the gunnels rather than the side of the boat since I lowered the boat on the trailer. I have some fire hose I will split to cover those to keep from scratching the sides of the boat. Then install the new winch tower I got from another trailer. I will use it the rest of the summer and fall and come winter I will redo the axle with new hardware and begin the painting process. Stay tuned.
Clint
Far West Kentucky

Johnsboat
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Joined: 21 Jul 2014, 23:15

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Post by Johnsboat » 03 Aug 2014, 14:45

Before pic

Have some work to do but did replace bearings and it rolls as it should:)
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RMull53
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Joined: 05 Mar 2014, 15:19

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Post by RMull53 » 16 Feb 2015, 12:19

here is my trailer before my DIY guide ons. let me know if you want details about my guide ons. very simple and inexpensive. ill had pics of the guide ons a little later
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smackdaddy53
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Joined: 11 Oct 2012, 21:06
Location: Victoria, Texas

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Post by smackdaddy53 » 30 Apr 2015, 11:02

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