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  • charlescarlisHey Scott - what exactly are trailer components designed for saltwater? I've just been buying off-the-shelf stuff, considering it a necessary evil to throw away every 2-3 years. I'd love to be submerging in saltwater once or twice a week - that sounds like a goal, actually,


    Heavily galvanized. The lug nuts are the first things that go. You've seen where I launch and the races I do. When I get home, I have a round sprinkler that I place under the boat and trailer (as well as the truck when I go to the beach) to wash everything well. Even when the boat and trailer gets rinsed from the top down, the underneath of the axle, arms and other components really don't get rinsed very well. There used to be a car wash in Texas City that had a boat/trailer washing station that had upward jets you can drive over to rinse the bottom. The springs are a coated steel, and those I spray with krylon to seal. Even when I go to the beach and use beach wheels to launch, I rinse the boat and trailer thoroughly when I get home.

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    Scott

    Prindle 18-2 Mod "FrankenKitty"
    Tornado Classic "Fast Furniture"
    Prindle 19 "Mr. Wiggly" - gone
    Nacra 5.8 "De ja vu"
    Nacra 5.0
    Nacra 5.8
    Tornadoes (Reg White)
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  • Unless the frame is bent, and if it is a Trailex trailer, why not just rebuild it.

    Trailex or eTrailer should have the parts you need

    Trailex - https://www.trailex.com/products/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=44

    eTrailer - https://\www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Parts

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    John Schwartz
    Ventura, CA
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  • I was looking for something else and an add for this popped up: https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200660344_200660344

    Add a longer tongue and some crossbars and your in bidness.
  • SC19I was looking for something else and an add for this popped up: https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200660344_200660344
    Add a longer tongue and some crossbars and your in bidness.

    Are you really saving much?
    Once you buy aluminum beams, along with fittings for cradles etc, & an aluminum extrusion for a tongue extension, you’re only ahead a few hundred $. The tongue extension would have to be long enough to go almost back to the axle.
    Finally, that unit states, MAX TOWING SPEED 45 mph.
    I think that’s a deal breaker.

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    Hobie 18 Magnum
    Dart 15
    Mystere 6.0XL Sold Was a handful solo
    Nacra 5.7
    Nacra 5.0
    Bombardier Invitation (Now officially DEAD)
    Various other Dock cluttering WaterCrap
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  • the beam connections are no wheres near as robust as on a trailex,

    I have seen these in northern tools - would not be my first choice

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