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Old 03-11-2007, 01:46 PM
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The Trailer Refurb has Begun!

Began the 1984 MC trailer refurb on Friday 3-9-07. Started with $50 worth of 3" channel for the rear boat support. Bolted on 2x8's with carpet and raised the front with the gantry crane which was built with this purpose in mind. Pulled the trailer out and snapped a quick pick of a levetating boat and with my heart pounding slid large blocks of wood under the front (the top one is notched to match the hull and covered in carpet). Stripped her bare and measured for new fenders (to be made out of diamond plate steel and powder coated to match. Going to make a prop guard, ordered new rims, made new bunks, ordering new leaf springs, etc, etc. Will post pics as we go.

Anyone know how to get the vertical pipes off? I pulled the four set screws soaked in WD-40 and even tried heating with a rosebud and still didn't budge with a pipe wrench any ideas?

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Old 03-11-2007, 02:01 PM
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sharp looking boat!
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:25 PM
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You might remeber it from last year's 1984 S&S refurbish thread? Probably should have done the trailer refurb first! Made me very nervous seeing the redone boat floating 2 feet above concrete! TB
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:34 PM
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Nice........can't wait to see the after pics of the trailer.
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:52 PM
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I ended up cutting the vertical pipes off my trailer because I couldnt get them out. They rust together and might as well be welded. When I put them back, I used a smaller pipe so they didnt rust up as bad
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Old 03-11-2007, 05:43 PM
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Have fun with the project dichdoc. My boat has been sitting on blocks for a couple months now. I'm putting the finishing touches on my trailer refurb right now. I know what you mean about heart pounding. It was pretty tense taking her off the trailer.

I couldn't get my vertical poles off either. I just left them on and put some Mastercraft guide pole covers over them.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:11 PM
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I will leave the poles on then! Just thought it would be easier for the powder coater. I still have the PVC outer pipes painted with Krylon fusion paint and will replace the MC foam pads. TB
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:45 PM
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I couldn't get my poles off either... I think they are welded in, or they just rust into place because I removed the 2 bolts on each side and they wouldn't budge... leave em on! Won't hurt nothing!
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:29 PM
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The posts are tough. I used torches and two guys with pipe wrenches. It was a three man job, but they finally came out.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:46 PM
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Regarding the post, on my trailer there are two 7/16" jamb bolts with 9/16 jamb nuts holding the posts tight. Back off the nut, then the bolt, mine came right out, dunno what is holding yours in...good luck...
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