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    Just wanted to post some pics of the redone trailer. New paint, carpet & hitch (finally ). Motor should be ready to go back in late next week or early the following week.

    Can't wait to get the boat back on the trailer

    Boat should be ready to go back up to the river early May

    Just waiting on Rims, Tires and little odds and ends


    Richard
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    Here's the before. I liked the brown but it was chipping and just needed to be cleaned up.
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    Man i miss driving that boat. I loved the way it did the hula dance. Trailer looking good if you like yellow.....

    Looking forward to pairing up at big river.....

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    Dig the boat, post some in the water...if you have any laying around. See ya @ Big River this season !!

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    I was lookin at that pic thinking how I miss that boat...Trailer looks good.. hurry up and get that thing wet..

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    Looks good, Do mine next!

    Ya knwo I think I'm one of the few guys who runs Header braces!

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    Thanks for the compliments everyone. I can't wait to get it back in the water. This boat is so much fun to drive and still holds its own

    Futs - by the looks of yours I dont stand a chance Anytime you want to come to Big River your more than welcome to my place. Besides, I can pick you and Shauns brain for info

    I'll see if I have any water pics 76, thanks for the compliments and we'll see ya this year in BR.

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    Trailer looks good! What paint did you use? Did you media blast or sand/primer/rattle can?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSquirt View Post
    Trailer looks good! What paint did you use? Did you media blast or sand/primer/rattle can?

    thanks

    I just used (I think) a ppg two stage plus I used a real heavy primer. A friend of mine owns a body shop so I had him mix the paint for me. I just had to add the hardener and then I sprayed it. Its still a little tacky so I don't think I used enough hardener. I'm going to shoot clear over it this week. Should be a little better. I didn't media blast it. The trailer had thin coats of bondo at all the welds and anywhere a seam was so it would have been alot more work if I had it blasted. I just blocked, grinded, and sanded for about 5 days. If I was going to do it all over again Powder Coat would be the best option. I'll probably do that next winter. All said and done it would only be about $150 more than paint.
    Thanks for the compliments

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    Quote Originally Posted by 髯岙喢殮作 View Post
    I was lookin at that pic thinking how I miss that boat...Trailer looks good.. hurry up and get that thing wet..

    Put that 496 in the bieser and come play down in BR

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrts429 View Post
    Put that 496 in the bieser and come play down in BR
    Its still in it. Hows memorial sound??? C'mon Shawn, bring it out to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76Miller View Post
    Dig the boat, post some in the water...if you have any laying around. See ya @ Big River this season !!

    Here's some pics. I don't really have any good ones but here they are.

    The back seat is gone and never going back in. That thing must weigh a 100 pounds
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