Petty Officer 2nd Class
- Jul 18, 2011
Looking good, that's a hefty plate on the transom! Great to see the smiles on the young ones, that's really the point of all of this
No, just one. I have two sitting there, one with low compression in one cylinder sitting around 100psi with the rest at 125-130. I'll get the main one running and then see what I can do with the 2nd one. Hoping I can get the compression up and it won't need a rebuild, but will cross that bridge when I get there and see if it's something I want to tackle.Good seeing the kids w/fish.
And did I miss something? Are you putting on twin 115's?
If so, that will be fun.
The cost, more weight, more negative buoyancy, way more difficult to work with and you have to add more under deck support not too mention once done you're in an aluminum skillet under the summer sun.
I actually kept the bar that the rollers are on and just bolted the board to the top of that. My transom will be about 18" back from my cross member and I wanted to make sure the 2x4 bunk was supported as far back as possible due to the engine weight. No bunk bracket required and the bunk is supported almost all the way!Might be better suited for the trailer/towing forum, but I trust the opinions of the mob a little more than I do the general population. My drop axle/low slung wobble roller trailer fits the boat just perfectly, but I'm tempted to swap out the rollers with bunks. Problem I have is the low ground clearance at the transom cross member and finding a suitable bunk bracket that won't protrude below the frame and catch on everything as the lowest point. I currently only have 6" of clearance between the ground and the cross member. The forward cross member sits much higher and is angled, so no worries there, but I'm torn between just leaving the rollers, or finding a bunk bracket that won't reduce my already minimal ground clearance. Anyone have any suggestions/recommendations on leaving the rollers or converting to bunks, and if so, any bracket recommendations? I also thought I had seen on here where someone used two boards to make a T bunk - might be a solution for leveraging vertical L brackets over the traditional bolster brackets?View attachment 388928
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I've contemplated this approach as well. Unfortunately, my brackets are not flat on top, so I would need to somehow adjust for that, but still something I am pondering. You can see the little bump where the rod is enclosed, but I could also just grind off the welded on roller arms and use the flats on the actual roller assembly as well.I actually kept the bar that the rollers are on and just bolted the board to the top of that. My transom will be about 18" back from my cross member and I wanted to make sure the 2x4 bunk was supported as far back as possible due to the engine weight. No bunk bracket required and the bunk is supported almost all the way!