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A Little South Shore Project
« on: March 16, 2009, 01:54:53 AM »
I enjoyed watching Trevor progress through his boat renovation but now I have to get to work on my Triton for the year myself. If for no other reason than to have a record of the work I am putting up a few pictures as I get going.

Up first, new dual axles for the trailer. Going to take my single axle trailer and convert it to a dual axle for better and safer towing....I hope ;D.

Step one, get the big Triton off of the trailer. Lifted her up and sat her down on a big pile of tires, her new home for the next few weeks at least.


Another angle.


A shot of the trailer as it is before starting to project.


Next step, cut away the starboard side steps, sides and fender etc.


Remove the bunks.


After this it will be time to remove the port side gear and then the existing axle. Too late now, metal has been cut, gonna have to finish it now for sure. 8) ;D :D Keep yer fingers crossed! :o

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Re: A Little South Shore Project
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 04:40:37 AM »
The picture looks as u described  :D
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Re: A Little South Shore Project
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 05:21:15 AM »
after what we went through with Trevors boat ,the trailer looks like it would be a peice of cake LOL

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Re: A Little South Shore Project
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 03:55:01 PM »
Good luck Mark...Just wondering if you used a lift or crane to remove the boat from the trailer

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Re: A Little South Shore Project
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 04:13:02 PM »
The trailer will be easier than the boat Kirk but still a lot of work as I am on a tight schedule and I have to be sure of my work as it will involve quite a bit of welding etc.

The boat looks funny that way but very safe on the tires. Not much different than leaving it setting on boards its whole life (bunks 8)).

If I had extended forks I could have taken it off with my forklift easily but I do not have extensions. In the end I lifted the stern up with my engine lift, the bow with a jack and hauled the trailer out a foot at a time with constant checks on the jack etc. At one point I had my oldest daughter driving the truck while I pushed on boat to keep it still while the trailer was moved. Was cautious so it took me over an hour to get the big boat off and safely onto the tires.

Hope to have the port side cut off this week and remove the axle as well.

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Re: A Little South Shore Project
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 07:32:13 AM »
Hey Mark, we got to pull off to boat too.Its no problem to jack on the keel with a block of wood is'nt??and then drop it down on some tires.Also do you use the trailer winch to got her back on??I got the steps and fenders all ready done.Just need to weld up the crossmembers and I'm sure I will find more holes to weld >:( >:( >:(
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009, 03:45:29 PM »
The absolute safest way to do it is to secure the back of the boat to a tree, pole or something solid and gently haul the truck/trailer forward. You then pile up the tires underneath it as you go so that everything is soft and secure for the rig. I placed three piles width ways along the transom to keep it stable and another pile up the centreline.

Since I will be several weeks doing mine, I did not tie it to a tree so I blocked it inside of my building and pulled it off that way which was easily done by keeping the stern of the boat lifted free of the trailer with my engine lift. At one point the weight forward was more than the allowable friction so it stopped moving off of the trailer, at that point I placed a 12" piece of 2x4 along the keel and jacked it up to get it moving again. The jack is only temporary as the cross braces and axle etc all stop it from working. All in all, I was very careful and deliberate with my task and it took me about 1 hour to complete with the Triton.

Putting the rig back on will be easy. When it comes time to put it back one there will be open water so I will lube the bunks with vegetable oil and winch it back on. Go down to the lake and let the safe biodegradable natural lube wash away. I did the same type of loading and unloading before with my Lund, complete with engine, and it required no lube at all as it was light enough to just simply wind her on. Remember, TR20 Triton comes in around 1600 lbs without engine etc. :o

Good luck with your trailer reno.

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Re: A Little South Shore Project
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 09:37:24 PM »
good project Mark.. that is also the next step on my agenda.. but I think I may just buy a new one lol...

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Re: A Little South Shore Project
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 12:44:05 AM »
if you stuck with anything Mark just give me a call i'll help you out.

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 02:06:45 AM »
How much money you got in the bank Neal?  8)

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Re: A Little South Shore Project
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2009, 02:40:25 AM »
your going to be quite busy gettin that thing all set up Mark.. Trailer then comes that etec motor.. post pics of that as well..

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 12:00:33 AM »
lots and lots, HA HA HA.

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Re: A Little South Shore Project
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2009, 09:47:15 AM »
I got lots of material for that project in my shed.Maybe trade you for some of that fishing material in yours.LOL ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: A Little South Shore Project
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2009, 05:53:34 PM »
I don't have any tackle / equipment, not sure what you are talking about.  8) ;D :D ;) :)

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Re: A Little South Shore Project
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2009, 11:13:53 PM »
Got some more down today.

Port side fenders etc removed.


Axle removed.


Axle on the ground after removal.


Tomorrow I will grind off the rough areas, weld in the couple cut marks and then it will be time to start attaching the new ones etc.

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