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Re: Trailer Woes
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2021, 02:27:48 PM »
LOL, @Pat_RI I've thought about that too  (giggle)

Thankfully we have an office here in Westerly that's open one day per week. So at least I won't have to drive far to go there and spend hours waiting in line.   :nope:

Is the Westerly DMV open yet?  Last i knew they were still closed because of Covid!

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Re: Trailer Woes
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2021, 11:15:11 AM »
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Is the Westerly DMV open yet?  Last i knew they were still closed because of Covid!

That's a good question. I wasn't aware that they had closed.

I guess I'll find out soon enough.  :nod:
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Re: Trailer Woes
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2021, 10:33:11 AM »
I finally got my new trailer!

I picked it up Friday at around noon. I pulled it home and got a few other things done, then I began the process of prepping it for my boat.

The total setup time was somewhere around 3 hours. There was a lot of measuring and adjusting of the bunks, since this is an aftermarket trailer that's built to handle a wide range of boat styles.

By the time I was done though, with some help from a good friend, we had it tweaked and my boat sitting pretty on it.











The boat sits much higher on this trailer than the old one, since it isn't custom designed for the boat. But it rides and handles like a dream. No swaying. No bouncing. And best of all, no rusted or cracked frame  :nope: (giggle)

And to break it in, I took the boat fishing and landed some nice bass that evening   :yes:

Launching and loading were painless.
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Re: Trailer Woes
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2021, 10:33:40 AM »
Oh ya, one final note.

I had them customize this trailer for me.

They typically come with only two bunks. But I wanted my boat to be fully supported, so I had them add the second pair of bunks on the outside of the center bunks.

I took lots of pics of my old trailer, and gave them lots of measurements so they'd know where the bunks should be located.

I also had them upgrade the lights to LED, as well as having them add a keel roller on the rear crossmember, so I can use that to support my motor toter while transporting the boat.

Over the weekend, I began doing some of my own tweaks on the trailer, including transferring the transom tie-down straps from the old trailer and installing a new metal license plate bracket (to replace the plastic one that came with it).

I'll be doing a few more things to it this week, so I'll post pics when they're done.   :yes:
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Re: Trailer Woes
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2021, 02:14:42 PM »
Looks like a nice trailer  :thumbup:  No brakes i assume?

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Re: Trailer Woes
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2021, 02:40:08 PM »
Looks like a nice trailer  :thumbup:  No brakes i assume?

Thanks Joe! It seems well built and it will never rust.

No brakes. They were optional, so I chose not to get them.
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Re: Trailer Woes
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2021, 03:14:14 PM »
Which boat ramp is that in the pic?
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Re: Trailer Woes
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2021, 04:05:14 PM »
Which boat ramp is that in the pic?

Chapman Pond, in Westerly.
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Re: Trailer Woes
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2021, 09:16:27 PM »
Is it all weeded up yet?
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Re: Trailer Woes
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2021, 09:58:22 PM »
Is it all weeded up yet?

Not sure. We didn't fish. Just did the transfer of the boat from the old trailer to the new one.

The water was very low, though, so it is very likely pretty weedy by now.
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