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2 minutes ago, volzfan59 said:

Congratulations MN Fisher! You getting rid of the hot rod canoe?

Ya - just finishing doing a cleaning and touch-up on it this weekend. Take some pictures and post it in a couple places this coming week.

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Trailer inspection - oh boy is this gonna keep me busy for a bit

 

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Shoot! You should see my 1957 trailer. Yours is mint condition compared to mine. I will say I have never seen that front platform deal, that’s homemade I guess. I have somehow been pulling mine completely rusted since I was 16 and it still works well

 

i wish I could teleport to Minnesota and take that old winch off your hands! It’s in decades better shape than mine 

 

the important part is the axle hubs bearings and wheels, the rest is just gravy If you use a yellow tow strap around the belly of the boat 

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1 hour ago, gimruis said:

How are the tires?  Still good tread or also need replacing?

That's one other thing that's fine - almost new tires, and new hubs last year.

 

I'm still going to inspect and maybe re-pack the bearings...just to be safe.

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I hope you have a heated garage.  Looks good, i am sure you will enjoy it. My first boat was a 14' aerostar, much shallower than yours. Fished it 2 years without an ob, but had a transom mt . t/m mounted on the bow, and made a rudder out of 2x4's to slip over the transom. All i could do is add  carpeted , removable floors between the seat benches. Had alot of good times in that boat...

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4 minutes ago, detroit1 said:

I hope you have a heated garage.

It's a partial tuck-under and I've got a good space heater that'll bring the temp up to around 50 even when it's -20 outside.

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59 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

It's a partial tuck-under and I've got a good space heater that'll bring the temp up to around 50 even when it's -20 outside.

I was wondering about that too. That will be a nice asset during the “offseason” to work on this thing.

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3 minutes ago, gimruis said:

I was wondering about that too. That will be a nice asset during the “offseason” to work on this thing.

That's the whole plan, my friend...winter project.

 

Probably won't be able to paint until just before ice-out - but the rest should be done.

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7 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

Trailer inspection - oh boy is this gonna keep me busy for a bit

 

346-C45-A2-2-A1-B-451-F-938-B-9-CECAC4-FHere’s my janky trailer, it also tilts. But by golly it’s strong, I guess they don’t make em like they used to. The coupler mechanism is comical, never seen one like it 

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1 minute ago, TnRiver46 said:

Here’s my janky trailer, it also tilts. But by golly it’s strong, I guess they don’t make em like they used to

LOL whoa. Now that is some serious rust. The handle looks bent too! Now wonder you wanted @MN Fishers winch…

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1 minute ago, gimruis said:

LOL whoa. Now that is some serious rust. The handle looks bent too! Now wonder you wanted @MN Fishers winch…

My buddy will is responsible for the bent handle. He was backing down the trailer down talking on the phone to his ex wife and jack knifed hahaha. One of the wheels was off the ground!!! Me and my buddy were hollering for all we had to stop the truck, it was pretty funny 

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2 minutes ago, gimruis said:

Now wonder you wanted @MN Fishers winch…

He's getting it too - I've already pulled it...just have to box it up and ship it out.

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1 minute ago, MN Fisher said:

He's getting it too - I've already pulled it...just have to box it up and ship it out.

Well one mans trash is another mans treasure I guess.

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3 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

He's getting it too - I've already pulled it...just have to box it up and ship it out.

 

1 minute ago, gimruis said:

Well one mans trash is another mans treasure I guess.

Many thanks!!!  Wait does this mean I have to get my old rusted one off??? Oh goodness

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4 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

 

Many thanks!!!  Wait does this mean I have to get my old rusted one off??? Oh goodness

Just getting the old bunks off - snapped two 3/8" bolts...they were that rusted on. Thankfully, I do own a breaker-bar.

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Just now, MN Fisher said:

Just getting the old bunks off - snapped two 3/8" bolts...they were that rusted on. Thankfully, I do own a breaker-bar.

I was thinking that when you did the walk thru video of the trailer, rusted bolts seem bad, and then you try to remove them……….. sometimes I think they are stronger than new ones 

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1 minute ago, TnRiver46 said:

sometimes I think they are stronger than new ones 

Well...there's always the angle-grinder route.

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40 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

Well...there's always the angle-grinder route.

I borrowed one of those during my transom repair, a very awesome and quite scary tool 

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2 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

I borrowed one of those during my transom repair, a very awesome and quite scary tool 

Ya - most air-tools I need I borrow from my cross-the-street neighbor. I do use my own compressor though...little 2.5gallon pancake.

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I have beat the living snot out of my Harbor freight $19.99 angle grinder combo pack with cut off and sanding wheels.  MANY sets more of other cutting wheels later it still rips through crap.  Metal blade on the sawzall can get whatever it can't...unless the cutting torch needs to come out.  

 

Project looks fun. Can't wait to see updates.

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45 minutes ago, Deephaven said:

I have beat the living snot out of my Harbor freight $19.99 angle grinder combo pack with cut off and sanding wheels.  MANY sets more of other cutting wheels later it still rips through crap.  Metal blade on the sawzall can get whatever it can't...unless the cutting torch needs to come out.  

 

Project looks fun. Can't wait to see updates.

I'm looking at an angle-grinder from Menards actually for $14...already have a disc adapter and a sanding disc adapter that I've been using on my reversible Skill electric drill or the Ryobi 18V...so just need the grinder.

 

Cross the street neighbor has a more powerful grinder if I need it...and a sawzall...can borrow when I need them.

 

His air and electric tools are all either Dewalt or Millwaukee

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Still working on 'dismantling' the trailer - but a test shows that I'll be able to take it down to bare metal with a little effort.

Klean Strip Paint and Varnish remover pulls the old paint off...both layers...fairly easily and quickly

Rust Oleum Rust Destroyer is clearing all the surface rust.

The test area I did almost looks like new steel.

 

Another thing I'm doing, is laying out the plan instead of working 'off the cuff' like I did with the canoe. Found an overhead image of the boat...little blurry cause I had to upscale it.

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A little work with my photo editor...and now I have a blank slate that I can print out as many times as I want.

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Prints out at 1:20 so with my engineering ruler on the 20 scale means 1 mark is 1 inch

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