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Old 09-03-2004, 08:57 AM
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Those of you thinking about painting your trailer, heres what I a while back:

I took the boat to a local marinia and they lifted it off and stored it for a small fee, I then took the trialer to the Vocational school where I had previously spoken with the body shop teacher. They sandblasted the whole thing and put on a decent paint job (one or two runs in the paint, but who cares, it's a trailer). The whole thing took them about two weeks and at end I was only charged for materials and as I recall it was about $100.00. Not bad for a new lookin trailer.
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Old 09-03-2004, 10:44 AM
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Great info, Footin.

Mastercrafting, stay after it. Don't forget the rust underneath the angle irons (where the bolts go into the bunks) and the indented part of the cross members where everything seems to pool.
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Old 09-03-2004, 12:00 PM
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I saw a boat trailer in the parking lot last Saturday with one bunk that was completely broken in two. It was an older trailer, probably from an I/O or fishing boat, but I'll bet it was a pain to load/launch.
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Old 06-07-2005, 05:39 PM
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Just a couple of trailer restoration pics from my 89 tristar 190 as well as the boat buddy trial and error installation. Original installation worked well but decided to add the winch....
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Old 06-07-2005, 05:43 PM
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Just in case anyone is wondering, I chemically stripped the trailer initially and then sand blasted the remainder. In the second pic, the yellow (rust look) is actually the zinc left behind by the metal prep that you clean everything with prior to priming. Trailer was then primed in epoxy and painted with acrylic urethane. I'll try to get some current pics of just the trailer soon.
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:30 AM
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baby got new ride

chain hoisted off trailer, lowered boat on styrofoam blocks, cleaned bottom of boat w/ diluted toilet bowl cleaner, wax, re-worked prop. Trailer : clean, remove rust where possible, prime w/ "one step", paint w/ matched acylic and two part clear coat, NEW brake actuator assy, brake lines, wheel cylinders, rollers, bunks, carpet, repack wheel bearings, new spare, all back together. We like it. 1994 225 VRS 260 hrs. 130 lovin hrs since w got it in 04.

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Old 01-19-2006, 01:33 AM
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couple more pix. Getting the trailer back underneath was easy, just lift boat w/ hoise, get it lined up / started and crank the winch to draw it tight.
The trailer and boat are teen agers this year, looking good me thinks.
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:42 AM
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Very nice work planoboy! Someday, when I get the time, I'll get to do mine as well.
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Old 01-19-2006, 12:32 PM
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Thx Man.
have not counted up how much time/money, but appx $500 and 50 hrs ?
worth it, tho.
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:27 AM
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Okay, here's my .02..read this on Wakeworld... lower the front of the trailer so the stearn is as high as it will go..block up the back end of boat..now raise the front as high it will go and block the bow..now level the trailer and drive it out...i haven't done it but makes sencs...
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