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By 4X4FOREVER
#1199713
I started with a used harbor freight boat trailer.

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Stripped off the boat stuff, shot it with a couple rattle cans of dupli color bed coating and some new shoes.

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The guts of the yak trailer trunk.

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Finished product. :wink:

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Kayaks racked, stacked and ready to roll.

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By Z~MAN
#1199971
Dat is some great ideas! Nice traler!

I take it u fish BTB!
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By jsharp
#1200090
wow nice trailer any specs how tall is the trailer etc
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By Kingz
#1200127
Quite a bit of work...You did a good job...Looks Ready to Roll...
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By Flat Top
#1200225
Very nice, I had the same idea about the "trailer trunk". I picked up a Harbor Frieght kit and I'm still in the process of assembling.

Your pics help in visualizing how I may want to set it up.

Thanks!
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By Flat Top
#1200228
Did you use 2x6s for the "trunk"?

I was still trying figuring out the locking mechanizm. Very simple solution you have there. Looks like I found the answer.
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By buzhazzard
#1200312
Very nice. I am in the process of building one now. I was trying to figure out if I wanted to do the "trunk" method and you have made up my mind.
By 4X4FOREVER
#1200525
rnjsharp wrote:wow nice trailer any specs how tall is the trailer etc


The trunk is 8 feet long, 40 1/4 inches wide and 6" thick.
I'm not sure how tall the trailer is, tho the middle and rear 2x4s are 48" long. I'd guess close to 5 feet to the top carpeted yak bunks.
By 4X4FOREVER
#1200540
Kuzz wrote:Did you use 2x6s for the "trunk"?

I was still trying figuring out the locking mechanizm. Very simple solution you have there. Looks like I found the answer.


Yep, 2x6s. all the wood is treated. should last longer than the trailer. :)

The trunk door is locked via a pad lock and a 6" lag tread eyebolt. If the door gets lose/tight, it can be adjusted with a turn or two of the eyebolt.

Z~MAN,, I've been in the suds a time or two :wink: :wink: , but at heart I'm still a surf-fishermen. love to sit on the beach in the shade with a coldone watchin the big rods.
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By preacher
#1200579
That is sweet :clap:

Great engineering and great job.
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By lurejunkee
#1203337
Great Job! Do you plan to treat the lumber or was it treated already?
By 4X4FOREVER
#1203939
lurejunkee wrote:Great Job! Do you plan to treat the lumber or was it treated already?


All the lumber and plywood on the yak trailer is treated. the new treated lumber (YELLOWOOD) looks like framing lumber.

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