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Grover777
10-14-2012, 10:28 PM
Time for the trailer to go to rehab....it said no, no, no.....

Anyway, got it apart on Friday and blasted/primed over the weekend. Off to the painter tomorrow. I had to get the fender frame welds touched up.

Before:

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Bad welds
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During blasting
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After primed
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Masterfull
10-14-2012, 10:50 PM
Looking good so far Grover....I'm feeling inspired, this is definitely going to be one of my winter projects.. Thanks for posting...

AZDave
10-14-2012, 10:55 PM
Do not paint, or powder coat this type of trailer after all this effort. Take the axel off and get it hot dipped galvanized. If, at any point this gets into salt or brackish water it WILL rot from the inside out. I learned the hard way on my 93. After maybe 150 hrs in brackish water the trailer disintigrated, dispite my best efforts at rinsing it 30 minutes after each use. Even if all it sees is fresh water the tube just behind the axel will go, eventually.

Miss Rita
10-15-2012, 11:19 AM
Do not paint, or powder coat this type of trailer after all this effort.

Need some clarification please.

CantRepeat
10-15-2012, 11:28 AM
Take the axel off and get it hot dipped galvanized.

Need some clarification please.

I think this is what he is suggesting rather then paint.

TxsRiverRat
10-15-2012, 11:57 AM
Do not paint, or powder coat this type of trailer after all this effort. Take the axel off and get it hot dipped galvanized. If, at any point this gets into salt or brackish water it WILL rot from the inside out. I learned the hard way on my 93. After maybe 150 hrs in brackish water the trailer disintigrated, dispite my best efforts at rinsing it 30 minutes after each use. Even if all it sees is fresh water the tube just behind the axel will go, eventually.

+1 - Dave knows what he's talking about. Same thing happened to my GFs 205 trailer.

Miss Rita
10-15-2012, 12:10 PM
I understand now. I interpreted the initial post as recommending to get the axle galvanized, when what he meant to say was get the trailer galvanized after removing the axle.

Grover777
10-15-2012, 07:17 PM
One bunk down...3 to go.

I replaced the wood and have installed the carriage bolts per the MTAJPA method in the thread below:
http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=48880&page=2

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Grover777
10-15-2012, 07:36 PM
Carpet added...

I truly hate carpeting bunks. There is a case of beer or beverages if choice available if anyone wants to do the other 3 for me!

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pram
10-15-2012, 07:51 PM
Carpet added...

I truly hate carpeting bunks. There is a case of beer or beverages if choice available if anyone wants to do the other 3 for me!

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Bring them over, we'll do them together

JDC
10-15-2012, 07:54 PM
Carpet added...

I truly hate carpeting bunks. There is a case of beer or beverages if choice available if anyone wants to do the other 3 for me!I'd do it for you, but I'm sure you're not near me. 8p
Tacking on carpet seems easy greasy compared to the rest of the work you've done. :toast:

Grover777
10-15-2012, 08:09 PM
Well. I didn't do the dirty work...blasting, priming, painting....just took everything apart.


Pram: U think we would get any work done? Wonder how efficient we would be if we had a beer for every 100 staples shot??

AZDave
10-16-2012, 09:38 PM
Sorry about the misquote. I was suggesting removing the axel, and galvanizing the entire trailer. It will add years of life to the trailer even if you are in fresh water. My trailer was crumbling when I took it to the scrap yard. I still kick myself for not doing it when I got that boat with 300 fresh water only hours.

thatsmrmastercraft
10-16-2012, 11:05 PM
The trailer is looking good, sir. :toast:

Grover777
10-17-2012, 08:22 PM
Back from painter. Will get the fenders on Friday.


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1redTA
10-17-2012, 09:14 PM
I like the blue

MC209
10-17-2012, 10:17 PM
sharp sharp sharp!!! cant wait to see it with the fenders!

Grover777
10-17-2012, 10:31 PM
sharp sharp sharp!!! cant wait to see it with the fenders!

Me too!

f2 jack is ordered. Just needs led lights, grip tape, decals etc

I may use diamond plate on the fenders.

Anyone have any MC templates designed???

atlfootr
10-17-2012, 10:48 PM
Need Templates call Lex in parts @ RAMBO MARINE!
Rambo Marine
15904 Hwy. 231 N
Hazel Green, AL 35750
Toll-Free: (866) 678-6961

Grover777
10-19-2012, 09:15 PM
Fulton F2 came today from etrailer. Wrapped in brown paper in a shipping box. They didn't send the weld on bracket or hardware and the jack has many scratches. Talked to them @ 3:30 cst, rep had me email pics of scratches. Haven't heard back..

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JDC
10-20-2012, 09:25 AM
Mine showed up from e-trailer just laid in a box like that with a cursory piece of brown paper. Mine had scratches too, but not as bad as yours. That gouge in yours put it over the top for me. Let us know what they say.

Grover777
10-21-2012, 09:54 PM
They are shipping me a new one. Hopefully no scratches.

Grover777
10-26-2012, 09:17 PM
New jack installed. Working on decals...

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Before repainting jack area
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Grover777
10-26-2012, 09:18 PM
One side on

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thatsmrmastercraft
10-27-2012, 12:23 AM
Nice work, sir.

DemolitionMan
10-27-2012, 12:37 AM
Looks Great! Are you going to pinstripe it?

Grover777
10-30-2012, 09:06 PM
Looks Great! Are you going to pinstripe it?

Yep, got a roll.

Any tips on installing?? Never done it before?

thatsmrmastercraft
10-30-2012, 09:55 PM
Yep, got a roll.

Any tips on installing?? Never done it before?

Used to have a guy on here that was all about pin-striping: rolleyes:

Grover777
10-31-2012, 06:43 PM
Almost done.
Need to stripe and install lights on other side.

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MC209
10-31-2012, 07:52 PM
Looks sharp!

MC209
10-31-2012, 07:59 PM
Where did you get your decals?

Grover777
10-31-2012, 10:46 PM
Ordered from my dealer. $35 each.

Www.theliquidedge.com

thatsmrmastercraft
11-01-2012, 12:06 AM
Now I really need to do my trailer.

clrussell
12-18-2012, 09:45 AM
Might be a dumb question but how did you get your boat off the trailer? Leave it at the lake or take it off some way at home? Need to do this to mine but it has a boat on it


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Ski-me
12-18-2012, 10:01 AM
Do it the "Gutsy" way!! :D:headbang:

Jackstands, Jack, wood and towels. I took my time and inched it off.....slowly.

Also did it when no one was home for a few weeks (dog included) so no one accidentally bumped it. Still makes me cringe see it on these "blocks".

If I did it again (and I actually will now with new double), I will add longer boards to support it better. Too much load potential at a small point. I want to spread that load out a bit more.

Edit: I see dog in reflection so I guess he WAS there after all!

thatsmrmastercraft
12-18-2012, 10:32 AM
Do it the "Gutsy" way!! :D:headbang:

Jackstands, Jack, wood and towels. I took my time and inched it off.....slowly.

Also did it when no one was home for a few weeks (dog included) so no one accidentally bumped it. Still makes me cringe see it on these "blocks".

If I did it again (and I actually will now with new double), I will add longer boards to support it better. Too much load potential at a small point. I want to spread that load out a bit more.

Edit: I see dog in reflection so I guess he WAS there after all!

Makes me nervous just looking at it.

clrussell
12-18-2012, 10:51 AM
Well I have access to 3 LARGE forklifts. Think there is a way to make that work?


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Miss Rita
12-18-2012, 03:49 PM
Well I have access to 3 LARGE forklifts. Think there is a way to make that work?

That makes it easy: one forklift with a chain to the front lifting ring, one forklift with chains to the rear lifting rings: piece of cake. If you can space the forks far enough apart you won't even need a spreader bar on the stern.

clrussell
12-18-2012, 04:29 PM
This is going to sound stupid, but are the lifting rings right above the swim platform? One on each side. Was thinkin that idea would work previously but wasn't sure they were lifting rings.. Now just to find something to sit it on


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Miss Rita
12-18-2012, 05:10 PM
are the lifting rings right above the swim platform?

Yep. That's what they're designed for, not just MC's but other boats as well.

clrussell
12-18-2012, 05:31 PM
Awesome news!


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MikeyOrange88
12-19-2012, 11:22 PM
Do it the "Gutsy" way!! :D:headbang:

Jackstands, Jack, wood and towels. I took my time and inched it off.....slowly.

Also did it when no one was home for a few weeks (dog included) so no one accidentally bumped it. Still makes me cringe see it on these "blocks".

If I did it again (and I actually will now with new double), I will add longer boards to support it better. Too much load potential at a small point. I want to spread that load out a bit more.

Edit: I see dog in reflection so I guess he WAS there after all!

Man, you're scaring me. Is it my imagination or is the boat being balanced by the jacks handle bar and that rag wedged between the boat and the garbage can?

thatsmrmastercraft
12-19-2012, 11:32 PM
Man, you're scaring me. Is it my imagination or is the boat being balanced by the jacks handle bar and that rag wedged between the boat and the garbage can?

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