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Offline Hillbilly

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Simple HF trailer setup
« on: June 18, 2022, 11:19:19 AM »
Harbor Freight trailers are everywhere.  This one came with a 2009 boat and was fitted with a piece of plywood.  Tailoring it for a single Mokai was inexpensive, a couple treated 2x4's and a 1x4, a roller and a lightweight trailer jack.  Tom's idea of ratchet strap to snug the bow and a bow safety chain plus a couple cam straps keep the boat in place.  Works well.  Thanks, Chuck for the cam strap idea. 

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Re: Simple HF trailer setup
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2022, 11:26:09 AM »
Simple, but functional. That cup holder on the bow roller strut shown in the third photo is a special touch… :))

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Re: Simple HF trailer setup
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2022, 12:20:36 PM »
Ha, ha.  Good eye.  That cup actually came with the trailer jack.  Wheel fits in and trailer doesn't roll.

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Re: Simple HF trailer setup
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2022, 01:52:17 PM »
Looks great but I would add a 2x to fill in the rear section, so the bottom of the boat is completely supported. Left open like that the hull will sag over time, leads to cracks and strange behavior.
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Re: Simple HF trailer setup
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2022, 02:39:09 PM »
Thanks, Tom, easy to do