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Old 24 September 2014, 15:28   #21
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Yep it's full of holes for the galv
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Old 24 September 2014, 16:32   #22
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Learn something new every day I have never had anything galvanized. I always build stuff from stainless or aluminum.
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Old 29 September 2014, 18:44   #23
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Got a bit more done over the weekend, front end bit.
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Old 29 September 2014, 18:48   #24
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Brackets on the back for the transom saver and a lashing eye in the middle to strap the leg down.
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Sloping bunk bracket, I think the angle's a bit too steep but it was the best I could get away with.
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Old 29 September 2014, 18:59   #26
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I should've drilled these holes before I put the brackets on

And lashing eyes for the transom.
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Old 29 September 2014, 19:04   #27
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Brackets for upright guides to keep the boat where it should be when recovering.
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Old 29 September 2014, 19:08   #28
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The upright bits.
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More brackets
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Upright bits stowed for the road, Muttley supervising
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Old 29 September 2014, 19:23   #31
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mk1 transom saver, it does the job but it's too beefy (40x10 flat bar). The mk2 version will be slender and elegant
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And that's about it for this week, SWMBO says me and Muttley are only allowed to work half a day on Sunday.
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that is very well thought out, and obviously very well made. is the chipboard being galvanised too? seriously though any wood used for bunks will rot eventually, i made my bunks from steel (whole thing was galv) which i then glued cord carpet onto. for added security of the carpet the ends were wrapped with duct tape.
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Thanks FH, I was planning on 3/4" ply for the bunks which might need changing regularly but I can handle that. I need to read the "what carpet for my bunks thread" which I flicked through the other week.

Any bits that bolt onto it can be modified and improved at a later date. The bit I want to try and get right is anything that's welded to the main trailer as once it's galvanised that's it.


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yeah thats the one downside to galv' its all kinda final, thats it, no going back sort of thing.
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H/H: What are the holes in the docking arm receivers for, sprung pins ?.
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They're for rubber pads from Trailertek LINK

12" flat pads on the front and 18" for the transom supports, there's a 10mm hole on one side and a 22mm hole to get a socket on the nut.

I also used them for the mk1 transom saver.
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Thanks FH, I was planning on 3/4" ply for the bunks which might need changing regularly but I can handle that. I need to read the "what carpet for my bunks thread" which I flicked through the other week.
I'd suggest going with solid lumber. Ply delaminates when it gets wet unless you take a whole lot of care to seal it.

As to carpet, it wears, and will eventually need to be replaced, but any good heavy outdoor rated carpet should do OK (outdoor rated meaning water resistant, and mold/mildew and UV treated.) [Note: Just realized you've a SIB rather than a RIB; carpet wear is likely not going to be an issue anywhere but under the transom.]

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