Trailer Rehab....

Fishtricks

Some dude.
Sep 23, 2005
1,482
1
0
52
LG
www.freeloadmp3.com
Name
Damaris Deerborn.
Boat
16' tri-hull- The Seether
That pretty cool.

I welded my old trailer and I DO NOT know how to weld. That was actually my first time. It's amazing what you can learn by owning a boat and not having lot's of mad money. These days I can do all kinds of boat repairs that I shouldn't know how to do. Just gotta go for it.
 

T BICKLE

super cool LA guy
Sep 27, 2007
3,689
5
38
Culver city
Name
garrett
Boat
16ft ebbtide under construction
That pretty cool.
It's amazing what you can learn by owning a boat and not having lot's of mad money. These days I can do all kinds of boat repairs that I shouldn't know how to do. Just gotta go for it.
i've found myself in that situation way too many times. the good, the bad and the ugly... they all apply
 

One_Leg

Ret. Comm. Diver/Medic
May 11, 2007
4,878
1,218
113
You're mined!
www.csicop.org
Name
Alan
Boat
1967 Cobia Cuddy Cabin/Evinrude Looper
Jesse, did you forget to mask off your license plate?


Klamath's are cool.....welded seams.


It looks like your trailer needed some TLC. How were the wheel bearings?
 

bigderel

Arooroo
Nov 11, 2005
538
63
28
Bape Ark
Name
not Derel
Boat
Key West 210BR
My leaf springs (pretty much all rust) are held together with two hose clamps and a bent clip...squeaky but doin' it. Of course, yesterday my whole rig was getting the pro ride home on a flatbed, trailer and all. I feel the whole rebuild vibe coming on...out of necessity, considering RoadOne will not be taking my rig to the launch ramp next weekend. Welding however, is not one of my tricks. Your trailer looks rad Jesse, jealous.

PS Fishtricks...not 24 hours after our trailer falling apart convo, there I was, wheel half off, soakin' some rays on the side of the road...at least it was on the way home. Matt of course got big fish. 5 pounder, every time, it's like the sun coming up, you can count on it.

 

Joedaplumber

Newbie
Nov 2, 2008
78
0
0
orange /ca
Name
joe
Boat
none
leaf springs are very cheap guys , i recently had to replace both mine . got them from west marine for about $ 30.00 each

all you need is the GVW of the axle & a length over all of the spring

good luck

trailer looks good jesse quit working & go fishing you have been MIA for way 2 long bro
 

Ali

Master of Nothing
Admin
Apr 24, 2003
22,204
5,539
113
9
San Diego
Name
That Guy
Boat
31' Innovator
Why are the springs the only thing rusted on my trailer? I hate it...

Surface rust is totally normal. Don't sweat it unless it starts eating away a good percentage of the springs. Use a rust primer and paint over them to slow it down.

Jessie is gay.
 

Derf284

The Ringer
Nov 1, 2007
333
5
18
rsm
Name
Fred
Boat
Any
Why are the springs the only thing rusted on my trailer? I hate it...
Dare I say because they flex and paint dont like that .

The next time I see it down in DP I will take a pic of this trailer you want to talk in need of a face lift .
 

bigderel

Arooroo
Nov 11, 2005
538
63
28
Bape Ark
Name
not Derel
Boat
Key West 210BR
BTW got a whole new axle/leaf spring/ hubs/bearings/clamps/whatsits & widgets for the trailer yesterday from Pacific Trailer...whole new undercarriage in one day (custom welded axle) for 300 bucks, rest of trailer is in prime condition so should be bueno from here forward. Those guys rock...I called up to give them the specs and he asked me when I needed it..."how soon can I get it"..."I can have it welded and done in 1 1/2 hours"...killer! Only hassle was the 91E traffic. Back in business for the weekend.

:beerbang:
 

the Goodlife

SMILE!!!!! YOUR NOT DEAD!
Nov 19, 2008
579
27
28
PQ
Name
Aaron
Boat
14 & 20' Bayliner, Thee Goodlife & Captin Morgan
DUDE!... I need a overhaul Bad On My Trailer For My 14' Bayliner!!! Im getting rust holes on both side rails under my bunkers... anyone knows who and where i can get a quality..(cheep) job done... pacific trailers maybe???? any help is better than what im doing now!!!
 

Ali

Master of Nothing
Admin
Apr 24, 2003
22,204
5,539
113
9
San Diego
Name
That Guy
Boat
31' Innovator
DUDE!... I need a overhaul Bad On My Trailer For My 14' Bayliner!!! Im getting rust holes on both side rails under my bunkers... anyone knows who and where i can get a quality..(cheep) job done... pacific trailers maybe???? any help is better than what im doing now!!!

In San Diego, hit up Aros Trailer Supplies or Galvanized Boat Trailers . Ask for the Bloodydecks discount. They'll take good care of you.