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azekologi
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Post by azekologi »

Ok, I've been wondering why we don't have a "Post a Pic of your trailer!" thread similar to the "Post a Pic of your boat! thread.

I mean, come on, we put a lot of time and effort into fixing/restoring our trailers, maybe even do some custom modifications as well. A thread dedicated to solely trailer pics (perhaps before/after, maybe just a shot of what you got...whatever) might be kinda cool. :roll:

Fig'd I'd throw up a poll to see what the general consensus is...

Ok gent's, here's a pic of the my 'new-to-me' 1970 EZ-Loader that I picked up last weekend. Since I got it I've moved the winch bracket to fit my boat, installed a new winch, rewired the plug that the last idiot cut off, added a spare tire holder, and picked up a spare wheel/tire.

As soon as my buddy get's back from his trip with the boat/trailer, I'll pull the boat off and post a 'trailer only pic' (that's what I think this thread should focus on, IMHO).

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Meanwhile, here's a pic of the trailer before I bought it:


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1970 Ouachita 12' v-hull, 64" beam, 50lb Minn Kota, 1965 6hp 'rude

Wise man say: "Buy the smallest boat you can be comfortable on, not the biggest boat you can afford."

Additionally: It doesn't matter how small your boat is...they ALL cost money! More money than my wife knows about...so SHHH!

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Post by Waterwings »

Trailer pics sounds like a good idea. :)
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LFTDJEEP426
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I/4 carpet - 3/4 starboard..... Works like a charm!
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BassBlaster
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Post by BassBlaster »

So...is this the thread were posting them in?

Heres mine. The link to my build is in my sig...

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dave shady
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My 1976

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azekologi
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Post by azekologi »

Dave -

Nice job on the trailer. I have to say though, I did like the catwalk on the tongue in the "before" picture...I'd bet that was a dream to walk down when you were launching/retrieving!

What did you use for guides? Those red things look like...CB antennas?
1970 Ouachita 12' v-hull, 64" beam, 50lb Minn Kota, 1965 6hp 'rude

Wise man say: "Buy the smallest boat you can be comfortable on, not the biggest boat you can afford."

Additionally: It doesn't matter how small your boat is...they ALL cost money! More money than my wife knows about...so SHHH!

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devilmutt
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azekologi
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Post by azekologi »

devilmutt-

Nice work on the trailer....if you were a Navy man, I'd ask if it was battleship grey. :)

All you guys who've restored/repainted/etc. your trailers are getting me itchin' to start workin' on mine.
1970 Ouachita 12' v-hull, 64" beam, 50lb Minn Kota, 1965 6hp 'rude

Wise man say: "Buy the smallest boat you can be comfortable on, not the biggest boat you can afford."

Additionally: It doesn't matter how small your boat is...they ALL cost money! More money than my wife knows about...so SHHH!

chavist93
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Post by chavist93 »

I went the easy route and bought a new trailer. Here it is the day I bought it.

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Now with the boat loaded and everything adjusted correctly.

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devilmutt
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Post by devilmutt »

Thanks azekologi. It's hammered silver.
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azekologi
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Post by azekologi »

chavist93 wrote:I went the easy route and bought a new trailer.
Now here's something I've been wondering about... :?:

I've tossed around the new trailer idea myself, but the problem I always ran into was price :shock:. Mind you I'm in metro Phoenix, AZ, but you can't touch a NEW, decent trailer (read: NOT Harbor Freight) for a 12'-14' boat for less than $950. We've got a lot of trailer places in the industrial areas of town, but they specialize in utility, not boat trailers. You're kinda limited to BPS ($$), Cabela's ($$), Harbor Freight ($, but junk quality), or the marine-specialty shops ($$$$ :shock:).

The nice thing is our dry, hot, desert climate preserves everything metal (little rain, no snow, mostly dry = no rust 8)). The downside is that the resulting secondary market usually keeps things prices pretty high even on older stuff :|. Most USED trailers for our tinnys would be in the $400-$700 range, give-or-take depending on numerous factors. I've seen, or missed out on #-o, some good-looking CraigsList deals in the $250-$350 price range.

Chavis, I noticed that your trailer has decals from "Tom Hughes Marine"...if you don't mind me asking, what's something like that go for in your neck of the woods? Is Tom Hughes a marine specialty store? Just curious. :mrgreen:
1970 Ouachita 12' v-hull, 64" beam, 50lb Minn Kota, 1965 6hp 'rude

Wise man say: "Buy the smallest boat you can be comfortable on, not the biggest boat you can afford."

Additionally: It doesn't matter how small your boat is...they ALL cost money! More money than my wife knows about...so SHHH!

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basstender10.6
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Post by basstender10.6 »

I have a 2004 load rite traiker just like the last one posted it galvinized and costs around $1400 :shock:
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chavist93
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Post by chavist93 »

azekologi, I had a little sticker shock as well when I started pricing them. I bought my boat used and was not happy with the trailer it came with, mostly because it was too short. I toyed with the idea of extending the tounge and fixing the trailer up. At the time I was working during the day and taking welding classes at night so I just didnt have time to work on it.

This trailer was around $900, but I don't regret it at all just for peace of mind on long trips. The trailer brand is Wesco which are built about 30 minutes from my house. Unfortunately you still have to purchase through a dealer, however I was able to go to there shop and pick out the exact frame and options that I wanted. There were cheaper trailer brands, but they were bolt together frames. This one is all welded.

Tom Hughes is a local outboard repair/parts shop. They do not actually stock boats and trailers, but they are a dealer so they can order what you want and were cheaper than anyone else. I got quotes from other dealers for as much as $1200 for the same trailer.
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chavist93
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Post by chavist93 »

basstender10.6 wrote:I have a 2004 load rite traiker just like the last one posted it galvinized and costs around $1400 :shock:
A load rite of the same size is around $800 here, but I did not like the bolt together frame.
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flatboat
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Post by flatboat »

still lookin for one without the boat
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