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Old 06-22-2014, 01:01 AM
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I really appreciate all who support this site. I have learned a ton reading through it for the past few months.

A buddy is moving to Europe and sold me his 1979 Stars and Stripes. The boat is old school cool but has not been on the water for a few years as his lake is too low to get it off the lift. He is the second owner and got the boat with the house. I have all the docs and everything is original.

The trailer for the boat was last registered in 1988 and was in rough shape. I spent the last 1.5 months getting it into shape. It looks good but I have a big concern. I have a guy that is going to get the boat off the lake on Monday but I do not have anything that shows me how the chains work to lock the boat on the trailer when I get it loaded. I am going off intuition which in my experience is a bad plan. I spent the last few days looking through this site trying to find a pic of how it should look but I am still not confident. If anyone has input for me, I would really appreciate it.

My gameplan at this point is to get the boat running and enjoy it this summer. The full up restoration will start this winter. I have been looking for a project for my sons and I to tackle and this is it. Thank you all for any help you can offer. My limited experience here shows that this is where all the experts are.

Here are a few pictures of where I am.

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Old 06-22-2014, 01:50 AM
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:51 AM
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:14 AM
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Thanks Cloaked, I read the manual and it suggests 3 inches of the wheel fenders above the water when loading. My buddy winterized the boat 2 years ago and I do not want to try to get it going until I get it off the lake. One of my many problems. I will have to wench it up the first time I put it on the trailer.

On your set up, I do not see the bar that I have coming from the forward bunk board that accepts the bow ring. Was that not standard? I also have a crank mechanism instead of the screw system you showed. It may be aftermarket but the pic surely helps me figure it out. Thank you!
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:18 AM
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:19 AM
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Here is the only pic I have of the trailer in the shape I found it, and where it is now.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:25 AM
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:32 AM
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:01 AM
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I really appreciate all who support this site. I have learned a ton reading through it for the past few months.

A buddy is moving to Europe and sold me his 1979 Stars and Stripes. The boat is old school cool but has not been on the water for a few years as his lake is too low to get it off the lift. He is the second owner and got the boat with the house. I have all the docs and everything is original.

The trailer for the boat was last registered in 1988 and was in rough shape. I spent the last 1.5 months getting it into shape. It looks good but I have a big concern. I have a guy that is going to get the boat off the lake on Monday but I do not have anything that shows me how the chains work to lock the boat on the trailer when I get it loaded. I am going off intuition which in my experience is a bad plan. I spent the last few days looking through this site trying to find a pic of how it should look but I am still not confident. If anyone has input for me, I would really appreciate it.

My gameplan at this point is to get the boat running and enjoy it this summer. The full up restoration will start this winter. I have been looking for a project for my sons and I to tackle and this is it. Thank you all for any help you can offer. My limited experience here shows that this is where all the experts are.

Here are a few pictures of where I am.

Meat
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Thanks again Cloaked. I guess I will see how it goes and then modify it if I don't like the setup. No worries modifying a previously modified trailer I suppose. I'll post better pics of the boat when I get it home.
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:04 AM
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Got the boat in the water today for the first time. I have some problems but she's in pretty good shape. The bilge pump is not working which is my biggest concern right now. There is no sound at all when I throw the switch. I will try a new fuse tomorrow and see if that works. If not I will try to shoot wires to see if there is power. If that doesn't work, I suspect the kids will be hugely disappointed with their independence day.
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