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Offline Carter

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Broken Trailer
« on: February 10, 2012, 09:07:28 AM »
I was on my home from fishing the other day when I noticed the front of my boat bouncing around on the trailer. I thought the strap lock on the winch got loose. So I pulled over to tighten it back down. When I looked at the winch I saw that the shaft the winch is attached to was broken on three sides and leaning towards back of trailer. Lucky I had the stern straps on or my boat would have slipped off the trailer. So I found a guy who could weld it for me. I delivered boat to him on Tuesday morning. He not only fixed that but he also strengthened both side steps of ther trailer. We did talk about those prior to work being done. He said it might take him a couple of hours. Well, around noon he called and said if I want he would drop the boat off to me cause he was going home for lunch and he lives close by. I said sure. So, work done: weld shaft, reinforce step on right side, bend left step back up to level and weld it back tight. Cost: $120. I was satisfied.  :)

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Re: Broken Trailer
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 03:16:21 PM »
Good news. Glad it didn't cause a wreck or something more damaging. Sounds like ya got a pretty square welder close by.
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