Finally a real microskiff (sundowner explorer)

Discussion in 'Bragging Spot' started by joshuabward, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. devrep

    devrep Well-Known Member

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    I'm impressed, never seen anyone build their own trailer from scratch. And it looks nice.
     
  2. richg99

    richg99 1652 G3; Malibu Mini-X kayak

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    I may be wrong, but it appeared that the bunks?? that you had on your aluminum trailer might have been Treated Lumber. If so, Treated Lumber and aluminum can react to each other. Your aluminum trailer will corrode and lose strength. Hope I am wrong.
     

  3. joshuabward

    joshuabward I want to go FAST!!!

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    You are correct. Those are simple wood bunks, but temporary. I did not have the aluminum beams in time I needed to get the boat to the fiberglass shop. They will get swapped out for aluminum beams and UHMW strips before it gets splashed.
     
  4. RunningOnEmpty

    RunningOnEmpty I Love microskiff.com!

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    When I made my grab bar the pipe bender wouldn't do a full continues bend? I had to bend 2 separate pieces and weld them together at the center. Maybe the tubing I used was too heavy?
     
  5. Backcountry 16

    Backcountry 16 Well-Known Member

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    I had the other model but it had bench seats and no fslse floor in it was a good little boat for what it was KIMG0272.jpeg
     
  6. joshuabward

    joshuabward I want to go FAST!!!

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  7. joshuabward

    joshuabward I want to go FAST!!!

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    I've never seen that model, do you have any more pics? Thanks for sharing
     
  8. Backcountry 16

    Backcountry 16 Well-Known Member

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    It was the same boat it was called a navigator instead of explorer my cousin has one also but added a small center console and 40 2 stroke Merc.
     
  9. joshuabward

    joshuabward I want to go FAST!!!

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    IMG_5791.JPG IMG_5791.JPG New boat goodies just showed up today. Atlas Micro Jacker pre-wired, and self contained.



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