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Post by flatboat » 22 Jul 2011, 06:11

i saw this in ws., wonder what kind of launch would need that sort of mod to a trailer.
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Post by Waterwings » 22 Jul 2011, 09:55

Sure is different looking. Maybe the trailer belongs to another boat, a sailboat possibly that has one of those long center board thingy's (keelboard?). The boat sitting on the trailer might just borrowing the trailer for the moment.
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Post by devilmutt » 22 Jul 2011, 11:16

It looks like a trailer for a pontoon boat.
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Post by dave shady » 22 Jul 2011, 23:32

The lights on the back are Guide on LED poles meant for boat trailers. I picked them up
on clearance thru work for 10$ a pair :) The cat walk had to go the boat is mainly a duck boat
and waders will be on for loading and unloading lol and it WEIGHED like 100#
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Post by azekologi » 27 Jul 2011, 13:10

dave shady wrote:The lights on the back are Guide on LED poles meant for boat trailers. I picked them up
on clearance thru work for 10$ a pair :) The cat walk had to go the boat is mainly a duck boat
and waders will be on for loading and unloading lol and it WEIGHED like 100#
Man, what an awesome deal...$10 for good-looking guide-ons! =D> Do they just have LEDs @ the very top, or is the whole pole lighted with multiple LEDs, either way, very cool.

Kinda reminds me of the Firestick CB Antenna's:

http://www.firestik.com/CatalogFrame.htm

Actually, kinda reminds me of something else I saw once, and now that I think about it...whatever it was would make a great guide on...maybe. :?:

One night I saw this crazy-big, lifted F350 driving down the street (whole package: big tires, huge lift, blah, blah, blah). The odd thing was it had these two GIANT lighted cylindrical tubes coming up about 6-7 feet from each (rear) corner the bed. The best way to describe them is that they looked like two huge Star Wars light sabers standing vertically in the bed. :shock: I'm assuming they were lighted CB antennas, but never got a good look to be be sure.

Truthfully, those lighted things were awesome...although quite distracting as a) they were 7 feet tall already fixed to a huge truck b) lighted and BRIGHT, BRIGHT, BRIGHT!, c) something you don't really ever see on a vehicle in the city.

I didn't think of it at the time, but they would make great boat guide-ons, especially at night, you just want to have a way to turn those bright lights off so no one rear-ends you while mesmerized by your luminescence. :shock:

***Oh, and if that catwalk weighted 100lbs, I'd be looking to pull it off my trailer too!
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Post by azekologi » 03 Aug 2011, 15:49

My favorite trailer mod to date:

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Post by BaitCaster » 03 Aug 2011, 15:56

Here's mine, before and after. Paid $300 for the "before" which, in hindsight, was way too much.
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Invested another $400 into it on the rebuild.
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Post by optaylor823 » 21 Aug 2011, 10:48

Here is a pic of my trailer. It is built so you can launch in shallow water. Image

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Post by Ringo Steele » 16 Sep 2011, 17:33

Good thread Azekologi. Looks like your boat and mine are just about identically made except mine is a 16 footer. It's a 1971 Ouachita 16DSV model. I'll get some pictures of my trailer posted soon. My trailer was "Battleship Gray" many years ago, but the elements have taken their toll. I will be repainting soon, and may go with a match to the new color for the boat, which is Ford blue. Here's all I have now:

By the way...what size tires and wheels do you have? They look wide for their height.
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Post by azekologi » 22 Sep 2011, 22:59

Selfless bump in hopes to get a few more pics of your awesome boat haulers. :wink:
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Post by V8_TITAN » 27 Sep 2011, 00:09

flatboat wrote:i saw this in ws., wonder what kind of launch would need that sort of mod to a trailer.

I bet that is used for some really steep drop off, maybe like to get over some rocks, the wheels can take the abuse and keep the rest above the danger zone and nothing will get caught up. I wish I had something like that, then I could launch anywhere ! lol. For a second it looked like it had air lift shocks to lower and raise the thing.

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Post by baseball_guy_99 » 18 Oct 2011, 19:07

1st picture is when I got the boat and trailer.

2nd picture is when the trailer was almost completed.
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Post by bguy » 22 Oct 2011, 15:52

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Post by bguy » 23 Oct 2011, 20:14

bguy wrote:
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Post by Wallijig » 26 Nov 2011, 16:31

I wanted to make my trailer more user friendly for unloading in shallow water. I added rollers, Side guides that stick up so can see trailer behind my pickup & help guide boat on, built a walking ramp out of old set of running boards. I also to reduce rock chips diamond plated around outsides of frame. On top of guides I installed small LED lights. If notice also trailer splits where tongue attaches in middle to drop back down for shallow water loading. You can see locking pin and key hanging on small chain in second picture.
Other thing you see in third picture is a eye bolt on back left side of trailer. I use this for unloading where there is no dock. Where there maybe deeper water.
I have heavy rope cut length about 1' longer then boat with quick snaps at end end. Just before I back into water, I hook to eye bolt & other end on eye bolt at front of boat. I back up til boat floats, hit bakes boat floats back, drive ahead slowly pull boat up to shore, & unhook from trailer. Pretty quick & easy when one is alone.
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I also installed diamond plate on fenders & built enclosure to install LED lighting
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Got tired of lic plate breaking off unloading in shallow water, so got truck mud flap, cut it to fit plate, and mounted it on to plate bracket.
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Used extra to make small mud flats for each side.
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