Boat Trailer

Submitted: Friday, May 05, 2006 at 17:36
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Ok so this is a little different but ..I live in Nhulunbuy(Gove) NT my query would be I want to put shockys and coil springs on a 5.5 meter boat trailer .I want to also change axels and wheels probably to 50-75 mm square axels and 15 inch sunrasiers with wider tires .Now has anyone seen this done or would anyone know if its a fesably thing i think ive kinda worked out how to do it but if anyones done it before and could offer some advice then that would be cool
thanks Jas
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Reply By: Barnray - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 17:59

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 17:59
Have a look at this site. Barnray
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Follow Up By: Jake34 - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 18:31

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 18:31
Thanks Barnray thats an awsome set up ..jake
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Follow Up By: Barnray - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 22:57

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 22:57
Just for interest have a look at post 33574, that will more than likely be a slipper spring setup with the front eye broken off. With a air bag and bump stop you will get a sinking feeling and still be able to limp on with a much reduced chance of it causing an accident situation. I use reduce because Murphy still lives and breathes. Barnray
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Reply By: handy - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 18:01

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 18:01
mate i want to do the same with the big axle and tyres but i talked with a
bloke from an enginer shop in alice and we came to the conclusion that
slipper springs would do the job, easy to replace and you can find something
to bodge it up from an old wreck easy enough in the NT.
i think your idea might be a bit bouncey, dont know.
main thing is dont use your boat as a camping trailer.
got a 4.5mt poly so i dont have to worry about the boat to much.
cheers
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Follow Up By: Jake34 - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 18:32

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 18:32
hey handy that site Barnray posted is awsome i like the idea and will follow that up i think .jake
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Follow Up By: handy - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 18:43

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 18:43
just remember where you live, getting a spare, when you rip the guts out of one.
cheers
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Reply By: PhilD - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 21:54

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 21:54
Belco Trailers in Brisbane build brilliant off road trailers using Vehicle Components gear. Give Rian a call and he would be willing to help you. I have a 5.0 Trailcraft on one and could not find anything better. Swing arm suspension over leaf springs, supported by Hilux shockers. AT35 fully articulated hitch and 16" L/cruiser wheels means you can take your boat almost anywhere.
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Follow Up By: Jake34 - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 20:06

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 20:06
thanks Phil i will deffinately have a look into this option if i run into trouble with my own design i appreciate the advice thanks for that .
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Reply By: croc47 - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 12:47

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 12:47
Jake,I am in Darwin & am in the process of getting an off road boat trailer built for me at Voyager trailers,Darwin -they are behind" Get Stoned with Tom" on the Highway coming into Town.They build a lot of boat trailers for the tour guides sohe knows what he is talking about.His web site with photos is
www.voyagerboattrailers.com/. Dave who owns and operates it is a good bloke and would give you advice if you rang him. John
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Follow Up By: Jake34 - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 20:05

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 20:05
thanks mate i will check them out ...i have been toying with an idea at work all day i think i nearly got it nutted ..i like to sort of try an make it myself first and them if i stuff it all up then i get someone else too ..call foolish its half the fun though hahaha thanks i will check out the site an if i run into trouble will ring the bloke and have a yarn to him Jake
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