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#13907 - 08/22/14 05:26 PM Re: Sandpiper 565 Restoral [Re: Mark S]
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 Originally Posted By: Mark S
My big challenge is going to be painting under boat when it is on the trailer. I will need to find a way to jack it up a bit when I get to that stage.


When I first stripped our boat's bottom, I borrowed a set of car wheel ramps from my buddy. With the trailer wheels on the ramps, the trailer was alot easier to get under.

This year, when I had to antifoul the bottom and keel, I used the ramps again, and then I used a $12 bottle-jack and alot of wood blocks to lift the trailer even higher, then blocked it up safely, removed the trailer wheels, and unbolted the rear of the leaf-springs so the axle swung out of the way and I could lower the keel fully, to clean and antifoul it.
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#13944 - 08/26/14 02:44 PM Re: Sandpiper 565 Restoral [Re: kenn]
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I was planning on putting trailer on blocks to do a lot of hull work. Unfortunately not only do I have boat upgrades to perform but the trailer is in need of a new axle. What I really want to do is build a wooden support for the stern of the boat and then use neighbors backhoe with strap to lift bow so I can pull out trailer then support.
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#13945 - 08/26/14 03:15 PM Re: Sandpiper 565 Restoral [Re: Mark S]
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Here's what I did to get the boat off the trailer.
The beam under the bow is a safety. the weight is actually carried by the strap.


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#13946 - 08/26/14 03:24 PM Re: Sandpiper 565 Restoral [Re: Seafari]
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My trailer turned out to be a complete rebuild. Very little of it was salvageable.
Tires were split, tongue and cross members corroded thru, wheel bearings and hubs (both sides) failed on the tow home when I bought it, half of one fender still remaining, etc.



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#13947 - 08/26/14 03:28 PM Re: Sandpiper 565 Restoral [Re: Seafari]
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Took a lot of work, time and money, but both trailer and boat turned out fabulous.



Edited by Seafari (08/26/14 03:50 PM)
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#13948 - 08/26/14 07:31 PM Re: Sandpiper 565 Restoral [Re: Seafari]
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Very nice! \:\)
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#13949 - 08/26/14 08:59 PM Re: Sandpiper 565 Restoral [Re: piperman]
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Very inspiring, gives me hope for my project. Both the boat and trailer look fantastic. I'm building a support for my boat now, will post some pictures when done.
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#13975 - 08/27/14 09:53 PM Re: Sandpiper 565 Restoral [Re: Mark S]
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 Originally Posted By: Mark S
Unfortunately not only do I have boat upgrades to perform but the trailer is in need of a new axle.


Princess Auto has a 2000 lb axle with bearings and hubs on sale for about $100 this week
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#14027 - 08/30/14 12:05 PM Re: Sandpiper 565 Restoral [Re: kenn]
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Thanks for the heads up Ken. I will need to measure width of springs on my trailer to ensure it fits.
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#14028 - 08/30/14 12:30 PM Re: Sandpiper 565 Restoral [Re: Mark S]
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Slowly getting all hardware stripped off. I removed all of the rub rails and think I will go with a rubber rub rail as replacement.




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