Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Cliffy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    UK,
    Posts
    566

    Trailer Repairs, how to store ski

    Im wanting to repair/ tart up my trailer

    My concern is how to store the ski whilst doing th erepairs and tarting up the trailer

    As for lifting it 3 of us will be able to do that, but my worry is how to store the ski without damging the hull

    Ive considered using old tyres and laying them on the floor and placing the ski on top of them

    Any tips or tricks for this one?

    Thanks
    Neil


  2. #2
    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    36,570
    +1
    1,272
    You can build a PWC dolly/cart out of wood or metal, depending on your skill set. Search around the other forums for more info and instructions.



    Some guys even use PVC piping, but I am not a big fan of that approach.
    PVC dolly failure?

    Or you can buy a manufactured PWC cart, new or used.

    I use the Aquacart AQ-19, but there are others.

    If you build it so the carpeted bunk rails are just a little lower than the trailer, then it is fairly easy to slide it on and off the trailer.

    If you spray some silicone lube on the bunks (or Liquid Rollers, if you can find it), and let it dry, the hull will slide very easily

    Just be sure to strap the front and back of the ski to the cart frame, so you don't push the hull onto the floor

    I use a short rope to tie the cart against the back of the trailer, then slide the hull back onto the cart.

    Another GH member ties the cart to the trailer, and then ties the back of the ski to a solid object, and drives the tow car forward a few feet. The ski stays put while the cart drives underneath. Don't drive too far forward, of course.

    Spray lube the trailer bunks too, and it will slide back onto the trailer nicely.


  3. #3
    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    36,570
    +1
    1,272
    Once you have a PWC cart, it makes it much nicer when just working on the machine.

    Way less kicking the trailer with your shins and leaning over the wheels when working on the engine

  4. #4
    Cliffy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    UK,
    Posts
    566
    cheers fella, ill look into something like this

    Neil

  5. #5
    Canadian Beaver Inspector jkindt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Lethbridge, AB, Canada
    Posts
    1,721
    And if you want a temporary solution...


    ...its cheap and easy, just find some scrap carpet, a 2x4, and a 2x6. Easy!!!

  6. #6
    mr. happyfunbear tenjuna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Davenport, IA
    Posts
    574
    I bought 2 moving dollies at harbor freight when they were on sale for $9.99 each:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=38970

    I had to get some knee pads to work in the hull, but $20 is better than $150 (or $229.95, I wish lol).

    just a cheap option.

  7. #7
    Cliffy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    UK,
    Posts
    566
    ill be making the wooden one, looks good enough for me, but i wont fit casters on it

  8. #8
    If you dont want to break your back or wait for your bud's to come over to help you get the ski off the trailer go this route and get your self a electric hoist from harbor freight for a $100.00 and put a good support like a 8' 4x4 in the attic across your rafters and you will be good to go.. Cya Slick


  9. #9
    Hayabusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Trenton Michigan
    Posts
    493
    Quote Originally Posted by Slick PWC View Post
    If you dont want to break your back or wait for your bud's to come over to help you get the ski off the trailer go this route and get your self a electric hoist from harbor freight for a $100.00 and put a good support like a 8' 4x4 in the attic across your rafters and you will be good to go.. Cya Slick

    +1

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    milwaukee wi
    Posts
    13
    It is easy to build roiling stand for you PWC all you need
    1 2x2 4f tube
    2 2x2 3f tube
    4 1x1 in. tube
    4 whels
    Angle metal to ho he2x4
    2 2x4 6f long
    One spray can 
    And some old carpet
    and this is what you get
















Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-03-2016, 05:52 PM
  2. Learn me on covers and how to store my PWC in the summer time.
    By NTIMD8 in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-10-2015, 06:19 PM
  3. does anyone store their skis outside and know how to keep them dry?
    By fivespeedsteed in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-19-2012, 06:15 PM
  4. Where/how to keep ski at lake for week
    By toyterrific in forum Yamaha Open Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-24-2010, 10:02 PM
  5. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-04-2008, 03:08 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •