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    Has anybody ever purchased a swing away tonge kit? I didnt even know they sold this until i started searching for swing away tonges (thought it was a custom weld on deal) but apparently there are kits you can find that can be bolted on.

    Here's a quick one i found that overtons sells.

    http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...=FROOGLE_76683

    My boat will fit straight at my new house in the garage but only if i can get the tongue out of the way!

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    Here's another, this one is more expensive but it looks like it includes the tongue along with the extension bar, longer chains, etc..

    http://www.trailerpartsdepot.com/ite...530101&eq=&Tp=

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    I have one on my trailer and there sweet to have
    With Spray there is a way!!!

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    Make it yourself! 2" sch80 square stock, 1 1/2" sch80 square stock.
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    I looked into the swing away tongues before doing mine but the problem i had was they attached to a single tube where as i needed mine shortened further back into the v part. I ended up doing a reciever style, I can slide it in for storing than pull it out a throw the pin in it if i ever finish the boat to take it to the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    Has anybody ever purchased a swing away tonge kit? I didnt even know they sold this until i started searching for swing away tonges (thought it was a custom weld on deal) but apparently there are kits you can find that can be bolted on.

    Here's a quick one i found that overtons sells.

    http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...=FROOGLE_76683

    My boat will fit straight at my new house in the garage but only if i can get the tongue out of the way!
    Our family ski boat (Malibu Response) has one similar to the overton's one you linked. Works great.
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    I did mine myself. 1/2" steel plate, welded chromemoly round stock for the hinge and drilled four holes to run bolts through. Works great and only take a minute to take the bolt out to swing it out of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidd bill View Post
    I looked into the swing away tongues before doing mine but the problem i had was they attached to a single tube where as i needed mine shortened further back into the v part. I ended up doing a reciever style, I can slide it in for storing than pull it out a throw the pin in it if i ever finish the boat to take it to the water.
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    This whole set up is pure hot rod....The fenderless screams kool...Makes your boat look fast and sick just sittin there.

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    No info about the prefab ones, but heres another home made one. Ironman on here made it for me a few weeks back, 3" square tubing and 1/2" plates, works great.




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    I though about having this trailer modified but i'm still not 100% sure i'm going to even keep this trailer. When i originally got this trailer i though it was for a 18' boat, but now with my boat on it i've realized that it's probably really for a 19'. My tongue weight is very light, i can lift it myself... I slide the boat forward about 6" which helped but it really needs to go forward another inch or two. So I'm thinking i may be on the hunt for another trailer, one that was hopefully setup for a southwind or anthony bottom. I just dont want to sink too much money into this trailer if it's going to go... This bolt on deal isnt too expensive and i like how it comes with the new bar, tongue and chain holder.

    Anybody know what it would likely cost to have a custom swing away fabed up (welded) to a existing trailer?

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    propless, looks like a heavy duty fab!

    shaun, i would much rather go with a welded on plates like props, then the bolted on tongue.
    boatless....

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    CY, are you going with the weld-on or bolt on. I actually need the 3"x4" version which is rated for like 7000 LBS. Should be more than enough for such a small boat i would think.

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