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Old 03-08-2012, 05:40 PM
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:18 PM
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I have been pulling my brains out trying to come up with a way to board my boat while it's still on the trailer and backed into the water. I was on someone else thread and saw this. I'm going to have this custom made for my boat trailer. The reason I want to do this because I'm trying to make backing my boat/trailer into the water, off loading it from the trailer and docking it, then going and parking the truck/trailer a one man operation. If you look close he installed a grill also. I think that's over kill. I plain on being on the boat not the boat ramp grilling. Name:  l_fee2beb25fa04d0a8e771c4ab6caec93.jpg
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:30 PM
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28Memco - your going to trailer this beautiful boat ????

How are you going to deal with the props and rudders aligning to the trailer plus ground clearance issues between them and the road ?

I'm not sure I would be comfortable with the wood hull flexing around on a trailer and not 100% supported by water.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:48 PM
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Great looking boat. love the classic lines.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by obbayer View Post
28Memco - your going to trailer this beautiful boat ????

How are you going to deal with the props and rudders aligning to the trailer plus ground clearance issues between them and the road ?

I'm not sure I would be comfortable with the wood hull flexing around on a trailer and not 100% supported by water.
I had those same concerns as you do if not more. The trailer have been custom fitted for the boat. You said,"I'm not sure I would be comfortable with the wood hull flexing around on a trailer and not 100% supported by water." The back of the boat will sit on 4 (Not 2 like all the other boat trailers you see) 6by15 feet long bunks not to mention the 2 bunks at the front of the trailer. The hull of my wood boat is made stronger then most wooden boats (It's a double plank hull with fiberglass on the outside. The props and rudders fit between the bunks perfect. Ground clearance isn't a issue also. The trailer is a float on trailer so I will never have to ride the boat up onto the trailer bunks when the boat trailer is backed into the water. I have the boat on a trailer now and have trailer it around town and under over paths and it wasn't a problem. I will be posting pictures of the trailer being fitted for the boat and the boat being hauled out of the water and placed on the trailer soon. Plus keeping her at a slip wasn't a option for me (3 months of slip fees was $2500)

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Old 03-08-2012, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
I had those same concerns as you do if not more. The trailer have been custom fitted for the boat. You said,"I'm not sure I would be comfortable with the wood hull flexing around on a trailer and not 100% supported by water." The back of the boat will sit on 4 (Not 2 like all the other boat trailers you see) 6by15 feet long bunks not to mention the 2 bunks at the front of the trailer. The hull of my wood boat is made stronger then most wooden boats (It's a double plank hull with fiberglass on the outside. The props and rudders fit between the bunks perfect. Ground clearance isn't a issue also. The trailer is a float on trailer so I will never have to ride the boat up onto the trailer bunks when the boat trailer is backed into the water. I have the boat on a trailer now and have trailer it around town and under over paths and it's wasn't a problem. I will be posting pictures of the trailer being fitted for the boat and the boat being hauled out of the water and placed on the trailer soon. Plus keeping her at a slip wasn't a option for me (3 months of slip fees was $2500)
Didn't realize it was glassed over. Look forward to see the trailer pics.

I have thought of a 24ish single inboard on a trailer (Shamrock, Topaz etc) a few times but the ground clearance of the rudder to the street worries me in some situations, unless of course the boat was way high on the trailer.
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Originally Posted by obbayer View Post
Didn't realize it was glassed over. Look forward to see the trailer pics.

I have thought of a 24ish single inboard on a trailer (Shamrock, Topaz etc) a few times but the ground clearance of the rudder to the street worries me in some situations, unless of course the boat was way high on the trailer.
I wanted a shamrock boat but with a family of 6 plus a dog isn't wasn't big enough for us. If you get your boat post a pic of it on here I would love to see it.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:29 AM
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:42 AM
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Default Bottom Paint going on

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such a nice classic
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:35 AM
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I told you, you would get alot more info regarding your boat on here rather than FS. How is the flybridge coming?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:47 AM
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how much did you pay if you dont mind me asking?
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:04 AM
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Wow, amazed they let him sand the bottom paint out on the open lot like that, no drop cloths or anything.
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
This is a 1st for me. I never had a boat where you have to dip a stick in the tank to see how much fuel you have. I was told that's the most accurate way for a boat owner to truly no how much fuel he has. I think it's cool to do it this way but I think it'll get old fast or maybe that's the lazy American in me that wants to look down at a fuel gauge. Attachment 226340

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My 1987 Shamrock came with two tanks and a stab stick. This is the most reliable method to determine how much fuel is in the tank. I see nothing wrong with this.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:34 AM
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Awesome Boat! I saw it a few years ago at the Huckins yard and kinda fell in love with it. I think i posted some pics here of it, i'll try to find them. basically the same type pics at the doc. Great boat!
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:37 AM
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LOL!

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Old 03-09-2012, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
The hull of my wood boat is made stronger then most wooden boats (It's a double plank hull with fiberglass on the outside.
Do you know what materials they used when the boat was originally put together? Is there no glass at all on the inside, even below the waterline?
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The lines on this boat are truly timeless. What a classy gem.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Do you know what materials they used when the boat was originally put together? Is there no glass at all on the inside, even below the waterline?
When the boat was originally built they made the hull double diagonal using white cedar. Then they fiberglassed the hull from the rub rail down. The flybridge is fiberglassed also. The inside of the boat isn't glassed.
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That's funny. What a coincidence.
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