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Old 12-24-2012, 10:15 PM
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Hid some Christmas presents in it!
Great idea! My kids are no longer afraid to look behind the furnace in the basement.

In the boat, in the cold garage is perfect.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:52 AM
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Put a drop light in it. Still not ready to winterize yet. Getting close though.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:00 AM
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Polished a few more sections of my oxidated rubrail...
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:52 PM
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Hid some Christmas presents in it!
I had my daughter's new bow hidden in the boat.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:02 PM
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Lay it flat

Sand both sides real good with the grain of the wood. 60-80 grit

Sweep, used compressed air, or wipe clean all dust.


Mix 80% linseed oil 20% mineral spirits.

Brush on leave for 30 min then wipe off excess.

Do opposite side.


Doing it this way is perfect for the owner who uses their platform as it is designed to be used.

Others sand it down smooth with 600 grit then oil
Followed by wet sanding with 800-1000 grit. Then oil
Then Wetsand with 1500 grit then oiled
Then wet sanded with 2000 grit then oiled
Leaving it looking like a dining room table or fine piece of furniture that is very slippery. The first time it gets scratched it looks messed up and you must repeat the entire process to fix the scratch.


I put a skyski on sitting on the platform and then fall back. This scratches the platform every entry or exit. Therefore I cut it with 80 grit and throw oil on it and go.

Yeah I have MCOCD but the 12 step process is over the top and I use my boat and enjoy it. I would not enjoy it if I had to redo the 12 step process every lake trip. Also my platform would be real thin.
Great way to do teak, but don't forget the safety rules. Linseed oil and turpentine on a rag crumpled up can spontaneously combust! Don't ruin a nice teak job with a fire.Lay the rags out to dry or soak in water.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:49 AM
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Adjusted the brakes on our tandem trailer yesterday. Manual said for two sets of brakes, tighten until the wheel doesn't spin, then back off 5 clicks. I went with 6 back off clicks and there is a very slight rubbing sound as I turn the wheels from the shoes rubbing on the drums. This is the first time I have adjusted our brakes. Does this sound right? I just don't want to have trouble in the spring. Thanks.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:57 AM
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Adjusted the brakes on our tandem trailer yesterday. Manual said for two sets of brakes, tighten until the wheel doesn't spin, then back off 5 clicks. I went with 6 back off clicks and there is a very slight rubbing sound as I turn the wheels from the shoes rubbing on the drums. This is the first time I have adjusted our brakes. Does this sound right? I just don't want to have trouble in the spring. Thanks.
If there is any drag noise, it should only be very light. Sometimes you may have a slightly out of round drum and would then only get a drag noise at one or two points in the rotation. Again it should only be very light.

The manual is a guideline since one persons idea of "tighten until the wheel doesn't spin" may be different from the next (one person may be stronger). If you start off tighter, 5 clicks may not be enough. Sounds like you got it right.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:00 PM
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Thanks JDC. The drag is extremely light, and only at one or so points in a rotation. I was just worried about going too tight. Sounds like I did OK. Thanks again.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:50 PM
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Thanks JDC. The drag is extremely light, and only at one or so points in a rotation. I was just worried about going too tight. Sounds like I did OK. Thanks again.
+1 sounds right as well...too loose and they can lock up rolling forward.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:20 PM
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Thanks JDC. The drag is extremely light, and only at one or so points in a rotation. I was just worried about going too tight. Sounds like I did OK. Thanks again.
You will know real quick if you did it right or not.

The light drag is really enough to have the shoes touch the outer (hopefully round) drum. Like barely touch it. Just enough to make a rubbing noise.



If you are too tight going and retrieving your empty trailer will be interesting as the wheels would lock up real fast when driving around without the weight of the boat on the trailer. Wheel hop and lockup would be extremely easy on a light trailer.


Everyone here described how it should be done correctly. I just wanted to give a result incase you happened to have them too tight because you are so strong

I can't even believe that 5 clicks back from locked up would even be correct. That would burn those shoes up real fast and you would get lock up and possibly not be able to back up or extreme wheel hop when empty.

Sounds like you are good though.

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