View Full Version : Who needs a truck?

The Bigfella
01-03-2009, 07:04 AM
The trailer is almost finished.... just got to do the drop-in pin setup for the lights (not these, a new set of waterproof LED lights - but I'm going to make them so they come off, along with the licence plate). I've also got to finish the protection around the loading point for the Yellowtail, and build the removable bunks for it - which I'll do next time I turn it back over on to its keel.

I used it today to pick up a couple of sheets of 1/8" MDF to use for templates. With the winch post in its forward position, I just had to undo 10 bolts and take five rollers off to give me a flatbed trailer.


With versatility like that .... a 14' flat bed .... who needs a truck?

01-03-2009, 07:07 AM
Very impressive Ian.:cool:

Looks great.:cool:

Now where are you going to park it?:D:D

Paul Pless
01-03-2009, 07:12 AM
Who needs a truck?

link (http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90538)


The Bigfella
01-03-2009, 07:13 AM
Right where it is for the moment.

There is progress on the VW / Subaru Turbo front. The body goes on soon and that will free up a spot.

The current discussion is where to build the carport. 100mm square steel (3mm wall) - built to match the roof line, room in the gable to winch a boat, or possibly two up into the gable.....

The Bigfella
01-03-2009, 07:17 AM
Nasty one Paul..... although I did ring a mate up while I was waiting for the tow truck and ask him how long it would take him to knock up a set of ramps.....

The trailer is constructed so that we can use it for a VW sized car if we want. It would need a second axle (three holes per side) - with brakes on that axle.

01-03-2009, 07:25 AM
Go for 100 x 100 x 4.00mm section if you can.

The Bigfella
01-03-2009, 07:28 AM
Go for 100 x 100 x 4.00mm section if you can.

I'll check with Steve - he builds a few of these sort of things - that may be what he suggested. $210 an 8m length anyhow.....

Its an absolute joy working on metal in his shop.....


The Brobo is just behind the boat, the 100 ton press to the right, multiple lathes, mills, etc...