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  • Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!
    Hey All,

    What's the most useful thing you've ever bought, found or made for boat trailers?

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    Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

    Electric brake kit for my single axle trailer.
    Location: West Central Illinois, USA
    1997 Larson 186 SEi Bowrider I/O
    Mercruiser 350 #0F747565 Mag Alpha One Gen II #1A270120
    Transom and Deck Restoration Project on my '97 Larson Bowrider

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      Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

      Spray on bunk lube
      2013 Bayliner 255CR
      5.0MPI S/N:2A044802
      http://seawenchnc.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

        Spare tire mount. No need to try to find space for a trailer spare in the bed of the truck or on the floor of the boat.
        2005 Four Winns 200Le x/5.0L Volvo SX-M (270HP - FI) - ordered new
        1999 Bayliner Capri 1800LS w/2000 Honda 115HP - ordered new, traded in on Four Winns
        1956 MFG 15' w/matching Evinrude Big Twin 30HP - presumed to be a sandbox somewhere


        Tow Vehicle:
        2013 Toyota Tundra 5.7L DC shortbox 4x4

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        • #5
          Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

          Catwalk for ramps with no piers and cold water.


          1984 Lund S14 DLX, 35hp Evinrude on a Spartan Roller Tilt trailer. Sold to little brother.
          1988 Alumacraft Classic 16 under reconstruction.
          1984 Sea Nymph FM144 Pike Attacker, 1994 Johnson 30hp

          195? Rich Line 14', the stump bumber

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          • #6
            Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

            Originally posted by bonz_d View Post
            Catwalk for ramps with no piers and cold water.
            Interesting. Did you, or anyone here, consider the Snapper automatic boat latch & release?

            We have to go deep and the Snapper seems like it would be awesome.
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            • #7
              Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

              Power winch. No question. But around here boaters winch on, not drive on.
              A man of constant boat tinkering.

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              • #8
                Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                A spare tire.
                2012 Malibu VTX 5.7 Monsoon 350
                2009 Ram CC 5.7 Hemi

                www.oldjeep.com

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                • #9
                  Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                  Best was the spare tire and holder having had several flats....worst was that spare tire and holder when the shotty weld broke and the whole unit totaled my trailer on the highway.
                  2003 Chaparral 183SS

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                  • #10
                    Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                    Originally posted by Quit It View Post
                    Interesting. Did you, or anyone here, consider the Snapper automatic boat latch & release?

                    We have to go deep and the Snapper seems like it would be awesome.
                    Would really love to see him powerload that thing at my ramp. There wouldn't be a prop or lower unit left on it. Unless of course he's able to do that in about 18" of water!

                    Just love those run'n gun bass boat power loaders.


                    1984 Lund S14 DLX, 35hp Evinrude on a Spartan Roller Tilt trailer. Sold to little brother.
                    1988 Alumacraft Classic 16 under reconstruction.
                    1984 Sea Nymph FM144 Pike Attacker, 1994 Johnson 30hp

                    195? Rich Line 14', the stump bumber

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                    • #11
                      Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                      Originally posted by bonz_d View Post
                      Would really love to see him powerload that thing at my ramp. There wouldn't be a prop or lower unit left on it. Unless of course he's able to do that in about 18" of water!

                      Just love those run'n gun bass boat power loaders.
                      We get deep enough that we only have a little bit of cranking left (boat's way too heavy for me to crank on). Still, I think if I had a Snapper I could coast in and get the latch to engage.

                      I hate watching older folks loading their similar size cruisers and standing waist deep in the water. This seems like the best solution - I'm surprised it's not everywhere.
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                      Dan
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                      • #12
                        Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                        Originally posted by agallant80 View Post
                        Spray on bunk lube
                        This would be #2 on my list. A little silicone spray makes a huge difference.
                        Location: West Central Illinois, USA
                        1997 Larson 186 SEi Bowrider I/O
                        Mercruiser 350 #0F747565 Mag Alpha One Gen II #1A270120
                        Transom and Deck Restoration Project on my '97 Larson Bowrider

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                        • #13
                          Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                          Nice one.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                            Originally posted by Quit It View Post
                            Interesting. Did you, or anyone here, consider the Snapper automatic boat latch & release?

                            We have to go deep and the Snapper seems like it would be awesome.
                            That is an awesome gadget, anyone know how much?

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                              Re: Most USEFUL Trailer Accessory? Including Homemade!

                              #1 Guide ons made from angle iron & 2X4s.

                              #2 Spare tire mount.
                              Las Cruces, New Mexico

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