02-17-2011, 09:50 PM
Hey Vintage Guys - I'm in need of a bit of advice, hope you can help. I've got an '82 Stars & Stripes with original trailer. The swing arm on the trailer is a pain in the arse to lock into place when loading the boat, and my wife gets really frustrated with the whole process. My kids are too young to help, so I was wondering if there's a modification to the trailer thats fairly common with these types of trailers. I've heard of the Boat Buddy and thought about welding a post, but have no knowledge of engineering structural things like that. Any ideas out there?