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Offline 58Johnson

Roller Trailer Refurb
« on: March 16, 2016, 03:23:53 PM »
Trailer had lived too much of the Salt Life in Massachusetts prior to me bringing it back to the Finger Lakes area of New York. The rust was crusty and the bangs and creaks were getting to me. Refurb consisted of new U bolts all over, new springs and new non marking rollers. A few rusty frame bolts were not replaceable, so they will have to stay.

2002 Sea Chaser 15 11
Yamaha F70 Yamaha F8

Offline 58Johnson

Re: Roller Trailer Refurb
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2016, 03:25:46 PM »
more pics
2002 Sea Chaser 15 11
Yamaha F70 Yamaha F8

Offline Crackerbox

Re: Roller Trailer Refurb
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 03:55:42 PM »
nice!

Joe

Offline GregE

Re: Roller Trailer Refurb
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 06:55:32 PM »
I appreciate your thorough approach.  Take and overall pic for us when you're done   :arms:
Greg
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Offline Arimaway

Re: Roller Trailer Refurb
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2016, 03:16:30 AM »
Nice work.
  I have to replace my rollers also.  May I ask where you got your roller, what brand, and what they cost you?
Were you able to do the work with the boat on the trailer?
1987 Sea Ranger 17.
2016 Mercury 90 Command Thrust 4-STROKE

Offline Arimaway

Re: Roller Trailer Refurb
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 03:34:22 AM »
I just noticed in you photos that the roller assembly can be dropped by what looks like 2.5 inches or there about by using the lower set of holes.  I'm going to have to look at my trailer to see if I can do that while replacing the rollers.  May just be enough for me to park the boat under the condo without having to remove the windshield again.
Two birds with one stone as they say.  Thanks for the pictures.
1987 Sea Ranger 17.
2016 Mercury 90 Command Thrust 4-STROKE

Offline 58Johnson

Re: Roller Trailer Refurb
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2016, 04:37:55 AM »
Nice work.
  I have to replace my rollers also.  May I ask where you got your roller, what brand, and what they cost you?
Were you able to do the work with the boat on the trailer?
The rollers are Tie Down Engineering 86144. I bought mine locally, but they are readily available online. I paid (too much) $55.32 for each kit. I reused my washers since the kit only had one washer per roller.

You have to lift the boat off the trailer. I was able to use a hoist system in a barn but if you search you can find a method where you can do it in your driveway. You drop the bow end of the trailer to the ground, block up the two sides of the rear. Then raise the bow end of the trailer and block the middle of the front of the boat and it will be inches off the trailer. If you want to get the trailer out from under the boat you use the same system, but add in a comedy show of moves to get each crossmember past the front blocking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE8l7o-c8lY
« Last Edit: March 17, 2016, 08:53:06 AM by 58Johnson »
2002 Sea Chaser 15 11
Yamaha F70 Yamaha F8