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    Re: Tandem Axle Alignment Issue

    If the trailer was being pulled in any sort of a curve when parked the axles would be out of line.

    If you want to measure you will have to jack the trailer up by the frame till the tires are off...
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    Re: Shim trailer

    Factory trailer? no such thing... ... Being new tho I'd pretty much forget the possibility of wear on the bolt or hole


    Either way there's nothing wrong with the trailer design..... Honestly...
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    Re: Shim trailer

    there is NOTHING at all wrong with the trailer design... that's also probably a 5/8" or 3/4" bolt... WAY more than adequate... still it WOULD be worth investigating to make certain nothing is worn......
  4. Re: Undocumented vessel on Registration.. what does this mean?

    Yep.... A documented vessel does not need to be registered in most states tho many still charge tax and make you buy a sticker.
    As mentioned above you have nothing to be concerned about as long as...
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    Re: Boat Storage and Parking

    In my experience... Sun kills tires... Grass doesn't hurt em at all.... Parking on concrete long term is much harder on tires than parking in the grass.... Dirt conforms to the tire over time.......
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    Re: Shim trailer

    He could adjust axles if needed to manage tongue weight.... shortening the trailer would make it easier to maneuver in tight spaces. Fewer wide turns. Also make sure the bolt isn't worn down as that...
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    Re: Shim trailer

    Well yep that would work just fine BUT it isn't gonna make the trailer tow any better and you will have a little more chance of dragging the back if you have a dip or bad driveway (gas station etc.)...
  8. Re: How do I run out of gas before the tank is empty?

    There WERE quite a few of those automotive mechanical pumps with rerun lines.
    They were found on all sorts of vehicles.
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    Re: How Often To Replace Bearings

    My jeep has been in the water hundreds if not thousands of times.... The rear bearings are lubed by the diff oil and are original with 240,000 miles on em..... The fronts have been replaced a couple...
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    Re: Trophy pro 2002 Deems a heavy boat

    well that's what I was wondering...... if they had become top notch or were still basically the same....


    O/P ... something DID occur to me... Since those drains are in the water... make sure...
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    Re: Shim trailer

    top of tongue front of trailer
  12. Re: 74 Rinkerbuilt Top separating from bottom

    pull the engine and drive... take the hull to the land fill... sell the engine, drive, and trailer for top dollar, buy a complete boat with that money plus what you think you would spend fixing this...
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    Re: Shim trailer

    I don't think shimming would be a good idea as it would concentrate all the force in a small area.... IF the tongue is slightly bowed you might gain something from turning it upside down.
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    Re: Trophy pro 2002 Deems a heavy boat

    Hmmmm..... Still Brunswick?
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    Re: How Often To Replace Bearings

    Because properly maintained trailer bearings are no more subject to wear than auto bearings... If dunking in the water is an issue then they aren't being maintained properly.
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    Re: Shim trailer

    I see... What about when the boat is unloaded?

    as long as your suspension isn't binding it isn't the end of the world to drop the front of the trailer a little.
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    Re: Shim trailer

    I'd say the WDH is flexing or maybe even bending the trailer. Most boat trailers aren't designed for a WDH.

    you might consider shortening the tongue....
  18. Re: 8' Trailer Tongue Installation Question

    Leave a gap..... Water will drain... Debris such as wasp nests and anything drug in by critters can be flushed out ..... Also air can circulate and help rid moisture faster for less rust
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    Re: How Often To Replace Bearings

    Not flak.... Just conversation..... Not intending any insult, jus having fun w the topic.... It isn't that it's a terrible thing to change em but the chances of the new bearings failing is about the...
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    Re: Trophy pro 2002 Deems a heavy boat

    Bayliner
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    Re: Identifying hull

    Because, generally, you need paperwork to prove that it is YOUR boat to register...... Otherwise whenever you get it all restored and full of gas I could walk in and register it to me and then take...
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    Re: Trophy pro 2002 Deems a heavy boat

    No it isn't.....That's not the splashwell... It's a reflection of the topside and the kicker bracket
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    Re: Trophy pro 2002 Deems a heavy boat

    Pretty common... not a light motor.... tilted up out of the water...plus has a kicker on it..... my v20 doesn't have a speck of foam in it and has a smaller lighter engine and if two good sized...
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    Re: Trophy pro 2002 Deems a heavy boat

    as long as the deck stays dry ur fine..

    those aren't towing hooks, they are trailering tie down points
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    Re: How Often To Replace Bearings

    it only costs $25 to paypal me 1/4 of 100 so why not? an even better deal than throwing away good bearings for new ones and you won't get greasy
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    Re: How Often To Replace Bearings

    I replace mine if they go bad OR every 50 years whether the need it or not.... Ps I just turned 40 so.......
  27. Re: Is this aluminum boat repairable...usable

    I'd give scrap value for it for starters.... We don't have enough info to say more
  28. Re: Is this aluminum boat repairable...usable

    Looks to me like it probably would t leak or cause any problems in use and even if it did leak it is repairable fairly easily if looks aren't important to ya..... Just patch it with new aluminum...
  29. Re: Preparing tube trailer for salt water

    Plus the bulk of the rust will be from the inside out....

    just use it and start shopping for your next trailer

    Being a roller trailer you MAY be able to keep it out of the water most of the...
  30. Re: Gas Kicker Options Sought For Lund Laker 14'

    I'd have to say that IF you need two engines then you need an 18' plus boat...

    two gas engines on a 14'er GENERALLY just doesn't work excluding small jet boats and the like
  31. Re: How do I run out of gas before the tank is empty?

    He COULD do a bunch of experimental fuel burning OR he could just eliminate all the extra nonsense, install a new pickup, and go boating.
  32. Re: How do I run out of gas before the tank is empty?

    This should solve your issues.... happy boating
  33. Re: How do I run out of gas before the tank is empty?

    the pump only puts out a certain psi and does not pump fuel beyond that

    IF someone HAD put on an automotive pump (not ALL of those have a return line) it should be removed immediately as it would...
  34. Re: How do I run out of gas before the tank is empty?

    Yep, get rid of the ball valves and extra hose... plug off the second pickup fitting and put in your new pickup, cut to length to about 1/4" from the bottom of the tank at a slight angle and go...
  35. Re: How do I run out of gas before the tank is empty?

    STOP! don't do anything hasty.....DON'T cut a hole... BEND the pickup tube as needed to remove, throw it in the garbage and replace it with a new flexible plastic pickup tube!

    Pickup Tube right...
  36. Re: aluminum boat on galv. trailer bounces too much

    how some close pics of the suspension components... lets see if we can spot something out of place... maybe a shot of the shock s installed also
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    Re: Jeep grand Cherokee wiring

    My bet is that he wired his brakes to the tails and blinkers to the turn/brakes
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    Re: Boating hangun carry laws

    In the news TODAY..... Jus sayin....

    Bears drag woman 4 feet before escape in Florida attack | abc7chicago.com
  39. Re: How do I run out of gas before the tank is empty?

    do you have a generator?

    the hoe going to the sending unit (5 screws) is something I've never seen before... the 3rd hose from the right SHOULD be the fuel pickup
  40. Re: How do I run out of gas before the tank is empty?

    SOME fuel tanks will have two or more pickups and SOMETIMES one of those pickups will be shorter than the others.
    The short pickup which usually won't reach the last 1/4 tank is generally for a...
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    Re: Jeep grand Cherokee wiring

    A uhaul store would likely have it
    auto parts stores too
  42. Re: aluminum boat on galv. trailer bounces too much

    Well crap... Something just does not add up here..... I have several light trailers with 12" tires.... I have never had one jump around loaded or empty........

    lets see a couple pics of this...
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    Re: Boating hangun carry laws

    Good point and I agree but what I was saying is the shooter might still die... Bears are FAST and can do a lot of damage to you in the few seconds it takes them to drop.
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    Re: launching boat onto lawn

    Leave trailer hooked to vehicle ... Click the link below

    http://forums.iboats.com/boat-topics-questions-not-engine-topics/how-unload-your-small-boat-ground-5-minutes-527592.html
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    Re: Boating hangun carry laws

    my point isn't that a handgun couldn't kill a bear but rather that the chances of dying a horrible death even after shooting 10+ rounds are still pretty high.... personally I would MUCH rather shoot...
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    Re: Boating hangun carry laws

    if you DO plan to shoot a bear.... don't choose a hand gun......get something MUCH bigger...
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    Re: 89 Bayliner Capri 2.3 L speed

    Yep sounds about right
  48. Re: Can I replace my tongue on the trailer without lifting the boat?

    We need closer pics of the areas where the tongue attaches to say for sure but straining to see in the current pic it LOOKS like yes the tongue could be replaces with the boat ON the trailer.

    Two...
  49. Re: Can I replace my tongue on the trailer without lifting the boat?

    It has a 50 hp outboard.... Can't be all that huge.
  50. Re: Overloaded vs Manufacturers recomendation.

    My old truck will need its next oil change here in a couple weeks at 340,000 miles lol.

    I get em when most folks think they're done for.... Fix em up..... And run the snot out of em till they...
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