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    Re: Speaking of Trailers

    There is a great deal of satisfaction customizing something yourself. Having a trailer that loads and loads easily and you don’t have to worry about towing down the highway makes for a much more enjoyable day.

    Congrats on the upgrade...

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    Re: Speaking of Trailers

    That's a nice upgrade. I've replace a rusted out trailer before in my yard when I use to live in Sacramento. My boat was a 19' glass with IO. The heat was not a treat doing that job.
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    Re: Speaking of Trailers

    Looks good Seon, Nice upgrade!

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    Re: Speaking of Trailers

    Nice swap Seon. I've used that method a couple of times. Here's something that I found helps get the bunks final setup. Loosen up the swivel bolts just before you launch it and then launch and retrieve it making sure you get it centered up. Last, go back and tighten up the swivel bolts. If you do that, the boat will center itself up on the trailer everytime therafter. Some people will tell you to leave the swivel bolts slightly loose but that's wrong and it will let the boat settle wherever it happens to land.

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    Re: Speaking of Trailers

    Nice looking boat and trailer, great job of hooking them together too. Soon I will take mine out, but I will probably wait until my eyes settle down after surgery in July 9th's cat replacement and oil removal. Good luck out there......Jetspray
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    Re: Speaking of Trailers

    Quote Originally Posted by CDK View Post
    Launch boat drive home swap trailers retrieve boat drive home? Took me less than 2 hrs.
    Most time riding in air conditioning.
    Problem with that is that there isn't a body of water that I can drop the boat, drive home then retrieve the boat near by other than Camanche Lake which I refuse to pay their outrageous fees.

    Also the aluminum trailer needed tweaking to fit my Duckworth which I couldn't do at any body of water .

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    Re: Speaking of Trailers

    That's what is called " working smarter not harder".

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    Re: Speaking of Trailers

    Nice job, and a really nice upgrade!

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    Re: Speaking of Trailers

    Launch boat drive home swap trailers retrieve boat drive home? Took me less than 2 hrs.
    Most time riding in air conditioning.
    You can’t fix stupid, no matter how much duct tape you use!
    Doing the best I can with what's left.

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    Speaking of Trailers

    The galvanized trailer tongue that my 23.5' Duckworth sat on seemed a little too short for my liking so decided to swap it with an Aluminum trailer I bought last week off craigslist.
    Today I decided to swap trailers using 4 car jack stands and one 3.5t hydraulic floor jack from Harbor Freight.
    Fortunately I had 4"x 6" lumber that I had laying around.

    Started at 6 am to beat the heat and finished up a 2 pm. Man, I'm beat.

    Out with the old



    New to me trailer ready and waiting




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