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    Trailer Build

    Iā€™m building a trailer for my Turbo Vee. This is the first 1/10 th. Scale trailer
    I have built. I have built full size trailers before. I patterned this after my full
    sized jet boat trailer. The frame is all aluminum wielded together. The axels
    are carbon fiber. The fenders are made out of a flat piece of aluminum, that I
    molded using a form made of hard wood. I really like how my trailer jack turned
    out. What do you think. Iā€™m open to suggestions.
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    Over the years I have spent nearly all of my money on boats, beer, and women. The rest of it I just wasted.

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    RE: Trailer Build

    That's really nice. ...how I wish I could tig weld. How long did it take to build it? Have made you made the tongue yet? Do you have an RC truck with a ball you can hook up to?

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    RE: Trailer Build

    i like it, do u have any plan selling or doin custom made? ..i'm interested for it,lemme know pls.
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    RE: Trailer Build

    I'm realy enjoying this build. I worked on the hitch last night.
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    RE: Trailer Build

    More work on the hitch. Made a removeable hitch receiver for the car.
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    Over the years I have spent nearly all of my money on boats, beer, and women. The rest of it I just wasted.

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    RE: Trailer Build

    Trailer # 2, for a 29" boat.
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    Over the years I have spent nearly all of my money on boats, beer, and women. The rest of it I just wasted.

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    RE: Trailer Build

    Love your work!

    One question.
    Is the ball attatched to the rear of the car or the front of the trailer?
    The pictures don't add up.

    Regards Brettos.

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    RE: Trailer Build

    Brettos,
    The ball is mounted on the car with a removeable hitch receiver, just like full sized cars.
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    RE: Trailer Build

    Trailer # 2

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    Over the years I have spent nearly all of my money on boats, beer, and women. The rest of it I just wasted.

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    RE: Trailer Build

    Nice!!
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    RE: Trailer Build

    Nice job on the Trailer Don!

    Where did you get the materials for the boat?

    Next time you come down to our pond, bring it with you.


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    RE: Trailer Build

    Finished # 2 last night.
    I think the fenders was the hardest part, I was almost done with one
    And burned a hole in it.
    Then my wood mold broke so I had to make a new one out of aluminum.
    I used my new lathe on the winch and trailer roller.
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    RE: Trailer Build

    nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can the first tralir fit the blast or villan thanks
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    RE: Trailer Build

    Love your work Don, you are indeed a great modeller.
    Keep up the great work!

    Regards Brettos.

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    ORIGINAL: boat racer

    nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can the first tralir fit the blast or villan thanks
    Trailer #1 was built for my Tubro Vee, It will fit a 20" to 23" boat.
    Trailer #2 was custom built for a 29" Pro Boat.
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    RE: Trailer Build

    That's so Cool! would you be able to do a lauch with it? and then get it back up on the trailer, and pull it out of the water with the car? that would take a little practice i would think - i know it does with 1:1 stuff
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    RE: Trailer Build

    i am wondering how much it would cost for you to build one with my shockwave 36
    Length (Hull): 36 in
    Length (Overall): 40 in
    Beam: 9 in

    This website has some pics of it http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/rc_...ockwave_36.htm

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    RE: Trailer Build

    Trailer #2 custom built for a 29" Pro Boat.



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    RE: Trailer Build

    thats gorgeous
    \"brushless motors have to have a rudder on it\"
    the best quote of 2008 ^^

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    ORIGINAL: eyekandy19

    thats gorgeous
    couldn't have said it better, that's gorgeous
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    ok that imaculate i like the boat better but the trailer is sweet to
    \"brushless motors have to have a rudder on it\"
    the best quote of 2008 ^^

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    RE: Trailer Build

    Wheres the fishing gear and waterski accessories, complete with action figures.

    Love your work!

    Should be more of you, indeed there are.

    Love the barrel back is that a kit?

    Are the joints on the trailer soldered? (Silver or lead).

    Looks real nice, I bet you have spent hours just looking at them.

    Regards Brettos.

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    RE: Trailer Build

    Brettos,

    Its soldered aluminum, The finders are made from a flat peice of aluminum formed
    with a hardwood and aluminum mold. I use a propain torch. this place has rods you can get to weld aluminum.
    The metal has to be very clean.
    http://www.alumaloy.net/

    The trailer was custom made for a Ready-to-Run Pro Boat Barrel Back, for a guy in Texas.
    More pictures of the boat @
    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405338

    Thanks

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    RE: Trailer Build

    ilke your work it looks good.Goto rcbods.com.Green machine project.Thats our first truck/boat/trailer combo

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    RE: Trailer Build

    heres a full size trailer i made for behind the mountain bike... for aircrafts mostly but now i have to rig it so it hold the boats. top built out of tent poles (aluminum) and covered with coroplast. yes coroplast. the stuff planes are made from....the bottom of the trailer was made from a crate (also Light aluminum) used for pocket bikes. also on mountain bike wich is not pictured are mini phantom lights for headlights, working brake/tail light, also have signal lights all around. the same as trailer. will post pics of both when nicer out. too much snow here to move the trailer.
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