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  • #91
    Trailer is done!










    New paint, galvanized wheels, tires, stainless lugs, plus spare, rollers, winch strap, LED lights/wiring, coupler, bunks, retractable ratchet transom straps and a Trailer Valet. I have yet to bolt up the guide on's but that will happen after the boat goes back on and I can fit them properly. I'll prolly throw on some Sea Nymph decals too.

    So yah, trailer is DONE!
    Last edited by jasoutside; January 13th, 2017, 05:24 PM.
    1983 26' Starcraft Sportfisherman 261V Rebuild
    1976 22' Starcraft Islander Rebuild - SOLD
    1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild
    1980 16' Sea Nymph SS 165 Rebuild (swapped)
    1968 15' Starcraft Jet Star Rebuild (sold)

    115' of Beach on Lake Huron

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    • #92
      Looking good alright! Nice to have the trailer work in the rear view mirror, we all love that chore

      You're gonna love those boat buckles if you haven't had them on a trailer yet, I have them bolted on 2 of my trailers. The stainless ones are a bit spendy but well worth every penny.
      1979 V5 SS140 HP Merc ...... 1970 18' Chieftain IO restoration
      1978 16' SS160 SeaNymph .. 1978 14' Seafarer

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      • #93
        Trailer looks great some decals would finish it off nicely.

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        • #94
          Yah, I think I first saw the Boat Buckles on one of the threads around here, probably yours WM. I bolted those up on the Islander trailer and man, what a awesome addition! I'm usually pretty efficient at the launch but those even cut my time way down. They seriously make things a bunch more convenient, I'll never go back to conventional straps.

          Now, just for comparison.....I have the Boat Buckle brand on the Islander and I went with the Reese brand here on this one. They are both the same basic function but they operate just a little different. I think I like the Boat Buckle operation just a lil better. I feel like these retractable straps are really a game changer.

          The other game changer is the Trailer Valet. Holy moly is it expensive but wow has it made my life so much easier getting hooked up! It moves the Islander around like butta.

          Yup, guide on's and a set of decals and ready to ride, looking forward to that day
          1983 26' Starcraft Sportfisherman 261V Rebuild
          1976 22' Starcraft Islander Rebuild - SOLD
          1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild
          1980 16' Sea Nymph SS 165 Rebuild (swapped)
          1968 15' Starcraft Jet Star Rebuild (sold)

          115' of Beach on Lake Huron

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          • #95
            Nice work, looks great.
            1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
            1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

            Link to Chaparral restoration- https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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            • #96
              Heck yea thats slick as a cats, well you know. Good looking trailer man it will make any boat proud.

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              • #97
                Expensive? That is all kinds of crazy for that trailer valet. I'm sure it is a game changer compared to the silly trailer Jack's everyone else pedals but as flimsy as they are, they still work fine for this cheap guy. I don't have the area that you have to push mine around though. Just in and out of the garage is it for me.
                1977 Crestliner Nordic 16
                My rebuild (still underway)
                https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/614881-aluminum-1977-crestliner-rebuild-finally-underway

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                • #98
                  Nice job on the trailer redo.

                  Holly Schnikes that trailer valet is awesome. I like the fact you can buy mounting brackets for each trailer then move the valet to the one you need it on. Nice!
                  Last edited by tnstratofam; January 14th, 2017, 08:19 AM. Reason: Spelling ofcourse
                  Starcraft Transom Repair https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...om-640860.html
                  Stratos Restore Thread https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...ep-630863.html
                  Dave
                  Elizabethton Tennessee

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by tnstratofam View Post
                    Nice job on the trailer redo.

                    Holly Schnikes that trailer valet is awesome. I like the fact you can buy mounting brackets for each trailer then move the valet to the one you need it on. Nice!
                    And take it off before you get to the ramp,..

                    Sure thing some azzhat will steal it if you don't,...

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                    • Yah, that Trailer Valet is the bomb for me. I'm always having to move my boats around and hitching them up is a breeze. The cost is so absurd the only way I can justify owning it is that I can easily swap it over to all my other boat trailers
                      1983 26' Starcraft Sportfisherman 261V Rebuild
                      1976 22' Starcraft Islander Rebuild - SOLD
                      1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild
                      1980 16' Sea Nymph SS 165 Rebuild (swapped)
                      1968 15' Starcraft Jet Star Rebuild (sold)

                      115' of Beach on Lake Huron

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                      • They were making those valets for aircraft back in 2009. Pretty slick deals.

                        Maybe you tinnies already do this, but could you make the ski locker removable to inspect for moisture "down-under"? Rivnuts would make removal pretty easy.

                        I know everyone in the fiberthreads say, do it right and you'll never have leaking issues, but the rivets are a different deal right?

                        My brother's Olympic had two small storage boxes in the rear transom like you are thinking. I really like that idea. He took the lid off replaced it with a teflon cutting board for cutting bait on.

                        Alternatively, could you mount a folding board spanning the transom area? When you aren't under way you can flip in out and stand for casting.

                        Nice looking setup. I'll climb aboard if you don't mind.
                        A foolish consistence is the hobgoblin of little minds
                        1971 17' Bellboy Rebuild - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...l-boy-runabout
                        Ez Steer to Minn Kota trolling bracket -
                        brack://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...trolling-motor

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                        • Well with multiple boats and the need for moving them around, that price isn't absurd but how do you support the other boats when the valet isn't installed? I guess the old cinder block trick is an easy fix.
                          1977 Crestliner Nordic 16
                          My rebuild (still underway)
                          https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/614881-aluminum-1977-crestliner-rebuild-finally-underway

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                          • I have another stupid thought. Why aren't splashwells flipped facing towards the transom instead of the sky? So you would have a box facing the transom to catch rough waves. The skyward part would have a 5" slot between it and the transom.... And it would also be about 5" higher than the transom cap. Wouldn't it serve the same purpose, while adding storage in and under the "box"?
                            A foolish consistence is the hobgoblin of little minds
                            1971 17' Bellboy Rebuild - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...l-boy-runabout
                            Ez Steer to Minn Kota trolling bracket -
                            brack://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...trolling-motor

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                              Pusher, idunno, you are going outside the box though!

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                              So, interesting.....I stopped over to Menards today to pick up some boat building plywood and I noticed this....


                              There's the Araoco plywood there, but then I notice...


                              Hold the phone.......Menards stocks marine grade plywood? Right on the shelf? No kidding.
                              1983 26' Starcraft Sportfisherman 261V Rebuild
                              1976 22' Starcraft Islander Rebuild - SOLD
                              1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild
                              1980 16' Sea Nymph SS 165 Rebuild (swapped)
                              1968 15' Starcraft Jet Star Rebuild (sold)

                              115' of Beach on Lake Huron

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