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Postby thegammas » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:02 am

Well, I spent 3 hours loading my boat back onto the trailer this weekend. I painted myself into a corner with un-adjustable stands, and I had only my 13 year old son to help me. Inched on, adjusted stands, inched on, adjusted stands. Paranoid as all get out after she almost fell off the stands a few weeks ago when I was moving the amidships stands (my home build stands saved the day, worked just as I had hoped in such an event by shifting but not falling or breaking). Having the engine mounted made it quite the hairy ordeal. Still needs to be adjusted a-bit to get the fit I want. To do that I will float it off, make the adjustments, then load her back on.
Peter Stransky
1962 Cortland Custom Sea Lancer
Wilmington, Delaware
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Postby txcaptdan » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:35 am

Great jobs on trailers Guys !! Ron, yes I have a twin axle Balco under my 20' Seacamper. It is designed for twin rollers at stern that created some small divits in my hull. Those rollers were 1st to go. I placed 4x4s on top of the frames that ran to the stern, I had to shave them forward to follow hull shape. I have since added two bunks about 6' long midship about a foot and a half from keel paralleling the keel. These seem to do a good job supporting the hull in conjunction with keel rollers. I set my keel rollers just snug under keel.

You guys are serious about trailer restoration, I just power wash them and seal them with Rustoleum, that stuff is great it just glues everything together.
Here is a shot of my Balco before adding bunks.
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1965 20' Cruisers Inc. 570 Seacamper
1962 20' Cruisers Inc. 502
1963 16' Cruisers Inc. 202 Seafarer
Weatherford, Texas
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Postby thegammas » Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:21 pm

Mine looks great from above, just dont flip it over (planning on doing the underside off season). Yours looks great. That's all I did to mine as well. Sanded what needed it and spayed it with Rustoleum. That said, my experience is that the paint chips off and scratches really easy (and I primed it as well). Not too concerned about it.
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