View Full Version : Trailer Referbish
10-11-2005, 09:17 AM
I posted this same question about this time last year....
I am hoping to referbish my trailer this winter. I do not have access to a second trailer to store the boat on.
What I would like to do is somehow get the boat of the trailer and set it on a cradle or some other support I could build.
How can I get the trailer out from under the boat easily in my garage?
10-11-2005, 09:32 AM
Here is what I have been thinking.....
My garage is a typical garage with a truss style roof.
My trailer presently does not have the prop guard, although, I hope to add this when I rebuild it, but the new part will probobly be bolt on.
1: Lift back of boat from trailer using jack stands in each corner, using a large support as close to the trailer bunks as possible.
2: Make a temporary frame from 2x6's or larger from the floor to the truss even lift the front lifting ring spaced just wide enough to clear the trailer. Use double or triple 2x6's or larger as a cross bar to beef up the truss.
3: Lift front of boat using a hoist that I can borrow.
4: Quickly set boat on pre made cradle.
5: Take my time over the winter to get the trailer blasted painted, etc....
10-11-2005, 09:33 AM
is it not poss. to leave the boat in the water while you work on the trailer???
10-11-2005, 09:34 AM
It gets kind of cold up here in PA. Plus I want to take my time.
10-11-2005, 09:52 AM
Looks like Mbradley has done close to what I want to do.
10-11-2005, 10:07 AM
There you go.
By far the easiest way is to borrow a friends trailer that leaves theirs on a lift for the season. Take it and knock yours out in a weekend, then give it back.
10-11-2005, 10:08 AM
looks very precarious though...........dont think i would've slept much overnight