Wahoo in progress

 Just a couple of progress pics of the build. A little messy and time consuming using the Duralac on everything though hopefully worth it in the end for the added protection. I picked the best (hottest) day to get cracking on it although we were lucky enough to have a decent breeze to keep it comfortable. It took a day and a half to get it to this stage and happy so far with the build. Had a couple of missing parts which i believe are on there way and have ordered 2 centre rollers as i am not comfortable with all the weight sitting on the bunks aswell as adding to the ease of launch and retrieve. Happy to hear opinions in regards to set up and experiences as it is new to me. 

Hopefully have over the pits in a week then load it up.

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Da pirate's picture

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Tue, 2019-11-12 08:10

Looks the goods there bro !! Any left over bits

ill gladly take of your hands too piece together

my rust bucket of a trailer ... lol .. 

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Good looking unit, light

Wed, 2019-11-13 08:15

Good looking unit, light weight and save a few dollars in the process.


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 Fark, kinda

Sat, 2019-11-16 21:36

 Fark, kinda concerning.......


I would have absolutely zero confidence taking a bolted together trailer on any sort of rough corrugation but i wish you well and hopefully the money saved doesn't end up a sob story down the track....


I'd be keeping a battery powered rattle gun and a ring spanner in the spares kit!!

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No corrugations

Mon, 2019-11-18 22:24

 For this old tub Boony! bitumen bound only ( with the tool kit) of course. 

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That would be my only concern.

Tue, 2019-11-19 07:56

 But, if it's bitumen only, looks OK. I'd never take one on for my useage of the Ningaloo station tracks and Tamala, especially with rubber suspension.  But, horses for courses. I've heard that the bolt-togethet alloy Telwater trailers don't do so well in the Territory, where you'll likely have a lot of dirt roads.

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Would like to hear

Wed, 2019-11-20 23:04

How your experience at the pits went and how has it performed when towing and launch/recovery of boat at ramps.
In your opinion has the dollar saving been good and the trailer performing as hoped.