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PostPosted: 30 Sep 2009, 20:22 

Joined: 24 Mar 2009, 20:48
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I just bought a boat with a homemade trailer that did not have any type of winch post or anything at the front... has anyone made one themselves? Is it possible to make one without welding? I have been thinking about something with wood maybe?? I just dont know if it would ever be strong enough.... anyone have any suggestions??


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PostPosted: 01 Oct 2009, 16:19 
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Location: Roseville, MN
here is a pic of mine the day I bought it.

as you can see the whole deal is bolted on. its basically a large C channel with the end trimmed leaving just the two sides. it is then bolted on and has two braces bolted in front. I can take a petter pic if you want.

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PostPosted: 01 Oct 2009, 17:07 
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Check the bow stop thread in my signature below.There are a few there.



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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2009, 12:18 

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Heres the one that I made. The trailer had a vertical post with a pin for a jet ski. I cut the post and angled it then used some angle iron to make a winch mount and bow stop.

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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2009, 17:47 

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I found my new winch post on an old trailer that was being used as a sign.
It's a lot better than what was there before.



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PostPosted: 21 Nov 2009, 17:11 

Joined: 27 Jul 2009, 05:45
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Location: irvington LA(Lower Alabama)
I found a good gal one in a boat dealers junk lot. Bought the tongue and winch stand to replace one on a trailer that had been jack knifed. Good coupler and a 1800lb 2 speed winch for 50.00. Check out boat dealers back lots for trade ins.


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