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Well... It finally happened. 12 Feb 2018 03:37 #82076

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I got everything off the trailer frame tonight and the A part separated from the tongue. We have someone who is going to weld up the cracks and make it all straight again... well as straight as possible. The hole for the tilt function on the tongue beam was broken through, so the PO had wrapped a 'band-aid' around it, and put another bolt through it. A single bolt was holding the front end to the rear end of the trailer...

I'm finally coming over to Lisa's desire to get a 'new' trailer to put under 'her' boat. Does anyone have any extra vintage trailers in the 'already restored' category?

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Well... It finally happened. 26 Jan 2018 17:09 #81728

Lowes sales a red rubber gasket material in the plumbing department that i use i don't know if it's the right stuff to use but it works good they have 2 different thickness of it I use a hot nail and vice grips to make my holes
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Well... It finally happened. 26 Jan 2018 16:23 #81722

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It has an old plastic gasket that's mostly still there, but I'll put something down when I go to mount it. What is the recommended gasket materiel?

But I think it's Aluminum.

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Well... It finally happened. 26 Jan 2018 15:43 #81720

Trey is that made out of bronze or brass if so cut a gasket to put between it and her boat so you all don't run into trouble with corrosion
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Well... It finally happened. 26 Jan 2018 15:21 #81719

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Those two channels on either side used to have chrome tape on them. The remnants are on the underside. I might have to put some pink vinyl strips down them instead.

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Well... It finally happened. 26 Jan 2018 13:59 #81715

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You can always paint it pink...
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Well... It finally happened. 26 Jan 2018 13:37 #81714

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So I bid on this on eBay thinking... It's pink, but it's for my wife's boat.



But this is what I got:


I'm almost disappointed. Almost.

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Well... It finally happened. 15 Jan 2018 23:25 #81473

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Every now and then I push a thick piece of weed eater string up the hole from the outside. It is a good check. It is pretty surprising but a recovery system on these motors ends any oily weepage that is often mistaken for a leaking lower unit but a recovery system does not end the need for free drainage to reduce the odds of freezing damage.

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Well... It finally happened. 15 Jan 2018 23:09 #81472

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It's cleaned out now. Liquid flows freely now.

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Well... It finally happened. 15 Jan 2018 22:50 #81471

Clean it out good. I had to use a long drill bit to clear mine out. It had solidified and had to be drilled.

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