Rebiulding Steel Trailer

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Rebiulding Steel Trailer

Postby ironball » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:01 pm

I picked up this triple axle trailer up needed some work but well worth the effort :P

This what happens when cheap steel comes in contact with salt water........


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1988 Marinette 32' FBS
318's 240 hp
Pittsburgh, PA

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Re: Rebiulding Steel Trailer

Postby ironball » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:03 pm

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Re: Rebiulding Steel Trailer

Postby ironball » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:31 pm

$500 later a few hairs burnt lol and some quality time with the ole stick welder :D

I still need to finish the keel rollers, electric over hydraulic brakes, front bunks and move the winch back about 30 inches but she fits real nice well worth the work to be able to pull my boat down the road. I got to watch those low wires windshield sits if I remember right at 15' :D
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Re: Rebiulding Steel Trailer

Postby WRHogan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:48 am

I have a 32', I have had sitting in a cradle for 5 years, about time to get back to her. How wide is your trailer at the bunk boards? How deep is the drop in the bottom? I have twin screws. I have a couple of Smaller twin axle trailers, I may stretch one or start over?? Not sure what I want to do?? Your thoughts??
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Re: Rebiulding Steel Trailer

Postby ironball » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:10 am

The bunks are if I remember right are 6' apart. I know the struts are pretty close, but I believe I have to much tongue weight. Next year I'm going to shift it back about 6" or so. That would put my struts 8" from the bunks as well. I set this trailer up all with only 1 measurement the outside strut bolts from inside the boat. That was around 5'8" the one thing I didn't know the bow sits way lower than the stern (barely fits). The bunks are 2x6x10 I was trying to keep it low as to trailer it a short distance without taking off the bridge(didn't work sits around 15'). I can try and get some better measurements for ya next time I head to the yard. If your just going to use a trailer for the yard a twin axle will do just fine. The trailer I found is to long and its rated for 18,000lbs. The trailer alone weights around 4,000lbs. I wanted the option to be able to travel street legal.
1988 Marinette 32' FBS
318's 240 hp
Pittsburgh, PA