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DooSPX
07-26-2006, 05:57 PM
I want to pad the "V"s where the fins fit thru. the one up front where the fins are when boat is fully on the trailer have that rubber pad, is there anything like that, that i can buy and install on the rest of the V's??

DooSPX
07-26-2006, 10:09 PM
also, I need a new trailer jack. where can I get one?

ski_king
07-26-2006, 10:20 PM
also, I need a new trailer jack. where can I get one?
I need one also. Any of you online dealers have any to fit my old trailer?

As soon as I get one, I will take my old rusty jackoff.

boyd
07-26-2006, 10:45 PM
Your old rusty what ... ?

TMCNo1
07-27-2006, 12:22 PM
Check Northern Tool Outlets, Champion Trailers, Dorsey Trailers or anyone in your area that sells trailers, they have many catalogues to look thru.

DooSPX
07-28-2006, 09:39 AM
okay thanks, but what about for the pads or anything like that for the center V's?

east tx skier
07-28-2006, 10:32 AM
okay thanks, but what about for the pads or anything like that for the center V's?

You got a picture of that? Not sure I understand to what you're referring.

DooSPX
07-28-2006, 10:56 AM
East, if you look at the trailer where the fins are at, there is a rubber/plastic pad there. well, the other V's in the trailer for the fins to pass thru do not have pads, and thats where i hit the trailer with the keel of the boat. so I want to put something there to help protect the keel.

TMCNo1
07-28-2006, 11:11 AM
I want to pad the "V"s where the fins fit thru. the one up front where the fins are when boat is fully on the trailer have that rubber pad, is there anything like that, that i can buy and install on the rest of the V's??


Our '89 has one clear gold colored pad on the first crossmember back from the V Block and on the 2nd one under the fins. I was fortunate to get a extra before MC ran out of them. The original, I just cleaned up with Lacquer thinner and covered with carpet for everyday use and glued the carpet to it with spray contact cement. I keep a good coat of wax on the carpet and have to replace the carpet about every 3 years. It never has burned the keel while loading or unloading.

east tx skier
07-28-2006, 11:15 AM
Ah, different trailer in 91 I believe. No pads on mine.

TMCNo1
07-28-2006, 11:37 AM
OK, I may be confused, but did your trailer come with a pad that covered the crossmember or are you just looking for ideas on how you can install some and where you can find them. Is your trailer a MC trailer. IIRC as ETS said, if it's a '91 MC trailer, there was not a plastic cover over the crossmember, because that was the first year of the tube trailer and instead of welding on a straight "C" as a crossmember and placing a plastic pad on it to protect the keel, they used a tube with a bend in the middle that dropped down to miss the keel.

east tx skier
07-28-2006, 11:46 AM
Trailers as of 92 (this is under a 93).

TMCNo1
07-28-2006, 11:55 AM
Doug, doesn't yours have a roller under the keel on the front crossmember? That my be another option for DooSPX to consider.

east tx skier
07-28-2006, 11:57 AM
Yes. In the picture, I still have the stock "black" mark leaving roller. I now have one of the purdy yeller non-marking rollers. Be careful though, the axle that came with the new roller was too small. So I had to use the old axle.

DooSPX
07-28-2006, 09:22 PM
I will get pics tomorrow, thanks guys and stay tuned

DooSPX
07-29-2006, 04:51 PM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/DooSPX/MVC-033S.jpg

here is a pic of the pad I am talking about. I would like to put something over the other V crossmembers to protect the keel

east tx skier
07-29-2006, 06:13 PM
What you want to avoid is having water get trapped under there and going to town on your trailer.

I hear bed liner is pretty watertight though. I'd confirm first.

DooSPX
07-29-2006, 09:18 PM
that pad is from the factory. I wonder if bed liner is hard on the keel if you hit it?

TMCNo1
07-30-2006, 01:18 AM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/DooSPX/MVC-033S.jpg

here is a pic of the pad I am talking about. I would like to put something over the other V crossmembers to protect the keel



You can have your dealer check with MC, but I don't think those exist anymore.

DooSPX
08-05-2006, 07:08 PM
good news, overtons have pads just like the factory!
if anyone is interested.

btw, will any jack that overton sells work with my MC trailer?