The rack will hold 4 boats, and pops off to haul a four wheeler. Few other add ons.....
JRB-USMC wrote:Taco, looks like a real nice rig! How did it pull?
I actually spent the day working on my new kayak rack as well. Got the frame welded up and painted, and now I plan to start the rest of it tomorrow. Once it is complete, I will post pictures.
Dmax wrote:This site rocks! So does this thread. First time posting. I've enjoyed lurking.
Dmax wrote:I have a galvanized jet ski trailer I want to start to convert. I have a few questions:
I want to put a spot for a cooler and other gear. The cooler will usually be the heaviest.
Should this be placed as far forward as possible. Does a trailer sway or try to tip over if placed in the rear?
Dmax wrote:How hard is it to weld? Or, Should I bolt a homemade rack onto it? I was thinking of using 1" square tubing.
I'll add a pic of possible frame.....
Dmax wrote:Any preferences for a brand of paint to use on the galzinized?
I might just use primer and then maybe the spray on truck bed liner for the whole thing. .. Still undecided.
Kirk B. wrote:Also of concern!!!! Welding galvanized metal will cause Zinc poisoning! It is serious! Either grind away the galvanizing where you plan to weld (both sides!) or keep a fan behind you to blow the smoke away from you. As I remember from days of yore, drinking copious volumes of milk helps remediate the effects.
Dmax wrote:Thanks for the input JRB and Kirk.
It's been quit a few years but I used to do some welding. Never galvanized, and knew nothing about it.
When I find the right placing for my axels, do you think I should put down a couple of big tacks? Or do you think it's not necessary ? .. I can picture myself hitting a pot hole and throwing the trailer out of square.
NTXFipp wrote:Here she is....
NTXFipp wrote:Mine are removable, but you could mount them similarly for a more permanent result. I just used "rubber insulated metal clamps" found on the electrical aisle at stores like Lowes or Home Depot. I got the best fit I could. I'm using two per side, a small one at the base that the marker wont slide through, and one they will above it. You could build up the thickness of the marker with electrical tape and clamp them securely.Thanks for the ideas, I will stop by Home Depot/Lowe's on Saturday to look at the items in your set up.
Another option you may look at, but I've not tried would be to use a grounding block/lug, also from the electrical aisle. They call them "stranded ADR2 conductor one hole mount." I'd want two of these per side, too.
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