Re-fitting a Trailer With New Bunks And Hardware.

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by paint it black, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

    6,208
    846
    2,328
    I'm just about ready to put my hull back on the trailer to start rigging (hoses,wiring,fittings). But I would like to go ahead and change the bunks, and bunk brackets on my trailer. The brackets are pretty rusted. I can only find "roller bunk brackets" online. Does anyone have any experience with this? What kind of wood/carpet should I use for the actual bunks?  Thanks ahead for any help.

    -Eric
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    How to in the home page DIY section by Daytona Kemo

    Used to go here all the time for parts when I lived in Miami

    http://www.torinotrailers.com/
     

  3. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

    6,208
    846
    2,328

    I have to check them out. My friend had told me to go there for the axle and leaf springs, but I had just bought spindles at Marine Express and I made the axle myself because Marine Express is a couple blocks away from here. I have noticed that they're a bit pricey though.

    If you see here, the brackets are REALLY bad. The bunk are real solid though. But I'm still thinking of changing them while I'm at it. But you know the old saying. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  4. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

    6,208
    846
    2,328
    Done!

    About $100 later.

    3 cans of Rustoleum - $17
    Roll of Bunk carpet - $20
    Front Bunk Brackets - $15
    Rear Bunk Brackets - $20
    U-Bolt Kit - $10
    PVC - $5
    Grade 8 Nuts, Bolts, and Lock Washers - $5
    3/8 Drill Bit - $5


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  5. flyfshrmn82

    flyfshrmn82 Well-Known Member

    724
    1
    393
    Looks good. I would stay away from rollers. More maintenance, more moving parts, more crap to fix...
     
  6. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    [smiley=toast.gif]looks brand new man :cool:
     
  7. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

    6,208
    846
    2,328
    Thanks guys.



    I had just put a new axle,hubs, and leaf springs right before I tore my skiff apart for the rebuild so I didn't have to do that now. So I hope this last's me a long time how it is.