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Old 01-20-2007, 07:25 AM
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When I first got here, I had to learn a few myself. There are still some I dont know. Anyone have them in their FAQs?
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Old 01-20-2007, 07:32 AM
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:09 AM
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4 bolts... on hitch

yeah I didn't feel comfortable pulling my boat around with 4 bolts holding the tongue on either! Which is why I bolted it on and then had it welded... I'm much more happy with it now! Overall the entire trailer turned out exactly how I wanted it and it really makes the entire boat package look much nicer!

How long have you had your 190? I'm going on 6 years and I just love this boat!
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:26 AM
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yea you trailer turned out amazing....it looks like you put alot of time and effert to get that baby restored...it shows by how nice it looks...

i actuly have a pro 205v (X star) boat but i have had it for 2 years now but the guy that had it before me had it for 3 years. i was with him on it every summer so i have been living on it for about 5 years now...i would never buy anything but a mastercraft...i get a kick out of people that give me **** for spending so much money on a boat but than they get a chance to drive it and it shuts them right up..lol
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:16 PM
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OK, the first task in refurbishing my trailer started tonight: Getting the trailer out from under the boat. I remember another thread where some discussion was had as to how to do this. First, I removed the back prop/rudder guard from the trailer. Only 4 bolts. Thanks Mastercraft for making them stainless!
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:17 PM
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I then lowered the trailer jack all the way down to raise the stern so I can put some blocks underneath the transom. Picture of the blocks will follow.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:22 PM
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After I got the blocks under the transom, I jacked up the front of the trailer/boat with a large floor jack. This made the transom set down on the blocks and raised the front of the boat off the trailer. I then block up the front of the boat and removed the jack. Rolled the trailer as far as it would go until the first cross piece hit the front blocks. Put the jack behing the cross piece, jacked up the front of the boat to move the front blocks out of the way, rolled the trailer forward until the next cross piece hit the jack, block it up again behind the next cross, etc... repeat as necessary.

Here we are halfway through the process.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:25 PM
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Here's a closeup (sort of) of the jack behind, and the blocks in front of, one of the cross pieces. Here, I'll lower the jack so the boat rests on the blocks. Remove the jack. Roll the trailer forward. Put the jack in behind the next cross piece... or something like that. You get my drift...
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:27 PM
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:27 PM
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The trailer is out. I put some more blocks under the boat for insurance, but she's resting pretty secure now. The whole process took me less than an hour, working by myself.

Pics of the trailer restoration will (hopefully) follow.
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