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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on April 29, 2016, 04:52:19 PM »
Got a quote on the upholstery today, a little higher than I expected (because l'm cheap)... :o
$1,160.00, but it needs to be done. Windshield goes in on Tuesday or Wednesday, they will have the boat most of the day so that will kill one build day, guess I will have to do some actual paying work on that day... Monday is supposed to be awesome sunny, so I hope to finish up most of the paint. So depending on when the windshield gets installed, I will mount the outboard the next day.
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Tow Vehicles / Trailers in the Pacific Northwest
« Last post by Dave Wright on April 29, 2016, 03:40:23 PM »
Has anyone researched the heck out of trailers in the Northwest?  My Widebody has mord or less been finished for a while now and I've been stalling on buying a trailer. In the south trailers seem to be much cheaper, but that's a long road trip. I bought a Canadian Road Runner trailer for my Standard and was real pleased with it. Price was good too. I just got a quote from Road Runner for a new, galvanized, bunk trailer, set up to accomodate my 21 foot widebody (lighhter capacity with longer length, so that I don't punish the boat). The quote is $2345 with surge brakes. The brakes are $320 of that total. Tax and license will be additional.

What do you think? Anyone find lower prices on new galvanized steel trailers?  I'm too old to mess with a used trailer, been that route in the past.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by film842 on April 29, 2016, 03:33:30 PM »
Looking great. Exciting times.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Trailer straps
« Last post by NSchlee on April 29, 2016, 03:31:27 PM »
I use the 2" wide yellow straps too, HD for less than $20.   After initial install cut off excess strap and torch the end to keep from fraying.  Also make some  UHMW or simialir rub blocks where it crosses the shelves.

Another thing, I mount the rachet mechanism on the drivers side so you can see it in your mirror when on the road.

Neal
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Trailer straps
« Last post by gdwamsley on April 29, 2016, 03:31:08 PM »
What kind of straps are you guys using to tie your boat down to the trailer?

I'd like to strap over the gun whales but all the "boat" straps I see are rated for 1200 max breaking and 400 working load limit.  I don't feel like that is adequate.

Maybe I'm over thinking it and should just use a truckers strap.  Just curious what you guys are using.

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Amer-kart fuel tanks?
« Last post by film842 on April 29, 2016, 03:29:39 PM »
The difference in cost I think is that my example includes shipping which is probably around $100. But you can bet I'll be on the phone to them first thing Monday.

Great tip on checking their store site though. Never occurred to me to do that.

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Trailer straps
« Last post by Cannon on April 29, 2016, 03:19:41 PM »
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Trailer straps
« Last post by gdwamsley on April 29, 2016, 03:09:23 PM »
What kind of straps are you guys using to tie your boat down to the trailer?

I'd like to strap over the gun whales but all the "boat" straps I see are rated for 1200 max breaking and 400 working load limit.  I don't feel like that is adequate.

Maybe I'm over thinking it and should just use a truckers strap.  Just curious what you guys are using.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Amer-kart fuel tanks?
« Last post by Dave Wright on April 29, 2016, 01:49:52 PM »
And the reason to keep looking is here is the identical tank direct from Great Lakes Skipper at 130 bucks less than their Ebay site:

http://greatlakesskipper.com/ameri-kart-f3702e-poly-37-gallon-83-x-17-3-4-x-7-1-2-inch-marine-boat-fuel-gas-tank
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Rbob on April 29, 2016, 01:45:00 PM »
Looks great Cannon!  You are finishing up early enough you wont be rushed.  These last details.....  always take more time that one thinks.


 
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