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Old 03-06-2010, 10:30 PM
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Why do you store it with the ball and reciever in?
Probably as a security measure. In lieu of purchasing a dedicated trailer tongue lock.

I like Jim's suggestion of locking the tongue on a trailer ball with the threaded stud cut off. I'd probably just weld the nut in place on the stud so you have something to grab onto. Welding is more fun than cutting, anyhow.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:32 PM
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Probably as a security measure. In lieu of purchasing a dedicated trailer tongue lock.

I like Jim's suggestion of locking the tongue on a trailer ball with the threaded stud cut off. I'd probably just weld the nut in place on the stud so you have something to grab onto. Welding is more fun than cutting, anyhow.
Never underestimate the creativity of a criminal. If it was welded and they have time, a hacksaw can be used to cut the weldment and make removal of the nut possible. The only way around that is to weld it at the shoulder of the flange. If the flange is the only thing left, there's still enough to grab, IMO.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:54 PM
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:42 PM
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Looks Great, Sam!

That wind-blocker came out very nice! Looks like it was meant to be there!
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:43 PM
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Have you filled those sacs up, yet?

How long does it take? I am thinking of getting a custom made Fly-High for the boarders in my group.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:51 AM
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Never underestimate the creativity of a criminal. If it was welded and they have time, a hacksaw can be used to cut the weldment and make removal of the nut possible. The only way around that is to weld it at the shoulder of the flange. If the flange is the only thing left, there's still enough to grab, IMO.
I have seen boats stolen where the thief just wrapped the safety chains around their receiver and drove carefully to where the proper tools could be accessed to remove the lock.

Locks only keep the honest people honest. Sad but true.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:53 AM
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Great job on the boat Maristar-Man - she's lookin' good. The walk-through cover came out really nice. That rod across the top will make a huge difference. That summer home looks pretty good too.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:56 AM
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How did you straighten them up? You boat is looking ready for summer. I'm hoping it warms up and we can get out in early April.
I first drew a outline of the current guide on the cement. Then, measured how much at the top I need to come in to get with 1.5" of the boat. I applied heat around the entire diameter of the area with Propane Plumbing Torch. (Took a few mins to get it hot enough.) I then bent it using a fulcrum at the point i wanted to bend, and my shed on one side and me jumping on the other.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:06 AM
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Why do you store it with the ball and reciever in?
I currently store it this way because the ball is greasy, and I either have to leave the ball exposed or put the Tow bar away somewhere...

It's just as easy for my to slide the square into the truck. If I start alternating Tow Vehicles, then I would prolly change the MO...


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Can you believe he said "If" you get better?? The nerve! Looks good man, the boat, the board everything--time to get out on the water!
Hehe...he did have a smile on his face and was waiting for a funny response...
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:14 AM
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Probably as a security measure. In lieu of purchasing a dedicated trailer tongue lock.

I like Jim's suggestion of locking the tongue on a trailer ball with the threaded stud cut off. I'd probably just weld the nut in place on the stud so you have something to grab onto. Welding is more fun than cutting, anyhow.
I did think that since the Square channel was locked thru, it could be used as a sort of security measure as well...



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Have you filled those sacs up, yet?

How long does it take? I am thinking of getting a custom made Fly-High for the boarders in my group.
Thanks Sodar,
I haven't had a chance to fill them up fully. I did test the pump in the drvieway with a bucket. it took the Tsunami Pump and that 1 1/2" dia hose about 30 seconds to empty a 5 gallon bucket. For being a small pump, it is pretty quik!



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Great job on the boat Maristar-Man - she's lookin' good. The walk-through cover came out really nice. That rod across the top will make a huge difference. That summer home looks pretty good too.
Thanks the cover came out pretty good. I was wondering what the origional one looked like? Or, did it even come with a walk-thru cover? (thanks for telling me what it's called ...loool)

Oh and thanks to the "MOD" that merged all my threads.
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