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    Home grown, sort of.

    Not a pretty trailer by any means! This is my 2000 Aros that I purchased a couple of years gently used, but at 18 years old! not bad eh? Galvaniving Is'nt pretty, but sure seems to hold up. So, this was a two place trailer (back in the day ski's were smaller), and I had the idea that when I retired I would like to travel the states and spend time at campgrounds near waterways that i could ride my ski, meet and party with people, and have my motorcycle along so that I could explore and rip around the local area. This all purpose design has been awesome for me, even though I haven't done the traveling and camping yet that I had planned on.
    So I began. Borrowed a friends mig welder(no instruction!) and welded a piece of c-channel (purchased from the scrap yard) up the center of the trailer. This was to support the marine plywood, 3/4 inch which was eventually coated with Deck Coat (Home depot) with the anti slip stuff added to it. The receivers for the bunk risers were purchased at the scrap yard (new stock) and are two inch trailer reciever stock. The risers themselves are two inch square tube material. I pinned them trough the receivers with stainless bolts that I drilled for clips that I can just pull the clips and remove the bunks completely in seconds and have a completly flat bed trailer. The wheel chock for the motorcycle uses four thumb screws to secure it to plates that are attached to the plywood so all that I have to do is unscrew the thumb screws and the wheel chock is off as well. I just purchased the GP1800 recently and the hull strakes are positioned quite a bit differently than my RXP's so I had to weld a second set of bunk receivers to adjust for the difference in width of the skis; also had to fab a different bow stop/winch mount. Hope that this all makes sense and that perhaps will inspire some to create something unique that will serve them well. I will say that this set up has been very helpful when I've had to work on the ski, being able to walk around and dive into the ski when needed. Learned a lesson though a few years ago, the first time that I put the plywood down I used exterior plywood from Lowes or Home Depot. That lasted maybe five-six years, definately NOT the same as marine plywood!
    Well I'm sure that this post is a little choppy, LOL, a little Christmas libation, anyways, Merry Christmas/Happy Hanakuh, and cheers to all!
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    That is a good idea...well done.

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    Great job. Really like the stake pocket idea for the bunk supports, the removable Condor stand (I use one too).

    Suggestion: I have found using a longer tongue on the trailer makes the launching the boat and towing much easier. That one seems a tad short, maybe a swing away?

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    Great idea Pops, it is kind of short, and lengthening the tongue will also make it a bit easier to back up. Thanks for the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outboardjohn View Post
    Great idea Pops, it is kind of short, and lengthening the tongue will also make it a bit easier to back up. Thanks for the idea.
    Glad to help. Here's a great resource: https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=...Folding_Tongue


    Us "Home Brew" guys some times get best ideas from each other. I know others have given some great pointers, super simple stuff that I just didn't think of.

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    Nice Ducati.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck View Post
    Nice Ducati.

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    nice job

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    And more ideas - Hydro Turf works extremely well in this app http://www.pwcoffshore.com/PWC_Trailers.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socaloffshore View Post
    And more ideas ...

    - Hydro Turf works extremely well in this app
    http://www.pwcoffshore.com/PWC_Trailers.html
    I prefer welded aluminum trailer over galvanized steel even in fresh water launching (my last four trailers have been Triton aluminum), but in some regions welded aluminum trailers seems to be hard to buy?

    I also prefer aluminum decking rather than wood decking on a PWC trailer. Wood decking tends to be fairly heavy, slippery when wet unless coated with grip material, and wood tends to absorb water.

    I used ‘five bar’ aluminum sheet material for my own trailer decking. Not inexpensive and requires a skilled aluminum welder to install properly. The upside include - aluminum will not rot, feels very secure underfoot even when wet on a sloped launch ramp, and sunlight does not degrade the top surface over time.

    These photos are of modifications ‘in progress’.
    Final configuration includes more changes.



    Aluminum 5 bar decking


    Wide center walkway area makes launch ramp access down the center of trailer easy, or additional cargo can be carried. Strapping for the fuel caddys shown here was only temporary.


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