• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
slappy64

Help.....boat trailer cross member

Recommended Posts

slappy64

I had a little problem at the boat ramp this weekend and bent the front cross member. I dont think that it can be fixed, does anyone know where i can find a new one? It's a spartan trailer and it has a "V" style cross member. Thanks all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Skipper T

Find a competent welder. If it is steel, chances are it can be repaired.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Terry Hagstrom

Slappy,

Been down this road before. Grab a 4x4 or 6x6 timber about 4 feet long and have somone hold this against the backside of the cross member. wrap a cable from a come along (winch) around both. Anchor the other end (the winch end) securely to the mast. It would be best to get a chain or heavier cable to wrap around the mast and the main tube to the tongue.

Here is were it can get a little tricky. Carefully crank the cable tight and add tension. Dont over crank or the cable could snap and come back at you. Now with the help of that other person I spoke of earlier, have them wack the backside of the timber with a sledge hammer as you crank. If the cross member is not moving you may have a bigger problem than you would care for. This has worked in the past and I'm sure it will for you.

The only down side to this has been some ugly looking welds at the main rails of the frame from getting bent.

Good luck

Terry

Terry Guide Service

www.fishingmn.com/terry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Valv

Terry, excellent suggestion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
perchking

Why do I picture an Over Sized bow and arrow pointing right at you?

My suggestion is to find a shop to cut off the existing cross member and reweld a new one back into its position and paint it with a good rustoliom paint. As soon as you start bending steel you are going to have some issues with running straight down the road.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Skipper T

Quote:

The only down side to this has been some ugly looking welds at the main rails of the frame from getting bent.

Good luck

Terry

Terry Guide Service


"Ugly welds" have most likely had their strength compromised. Best bet is to contact a professional to repair severe damage to a trailer. When you pull a trailer down the highway, it ought to be safe. A competent professional should be able to repair this damage at a reasonable cost, and it will be attractive and safe to use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • monstermoose78
      Green has some nice gills. Glad to hear they are biting
    • Fully Kraeusened
      I’m wishing you luck my friend. It’s hard to get away and it can be very deflating when the weather doesn’t cooperate. 
    • MinDak Hunter
      Hit Green for a couple hours this afternoon, almost zero traffic and the sunnies were active. It’s nice to see this lake is back!
    • jigginjim
      still frozen in?
    • CigarGuy
      Was out for a while on the Partridge River this afternoon, didn't have any minnows, managed one 13" crappie on Gulp waxes.  But, the old Strikemaster almost bottomed out-close to 30" of ice.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I don't know what your Helix 7 requires in the manual, but a quick look would figure out if that 3amp is too small. Definitely wire your sonar to the motor battery using the correct gauge wire and fuse. If you connect it to another battery, it should be a stand-alone. Connecting to the trolling motor battery will generate interference.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I've done cheeks quite a few times and they are always good. They take only a few seconds to carve out. I like to get the most out of the things I kill to eat, so I'm not afraid to pull them out of smaller ones. I'm glad to see that so many people picked up a new tip. That's the point of congregating on these forums. I wonder how many non-registered folks will read this and learn something new.
    • CigarGuy
      I've been doing them for many years.  Like Cliff, a friend who was a guide on LOW brought some out prior to the main course-been doing it since. 
    • Tom Sawyer
      With the snow cover completely gone and lots of standing water, 60s in the forecast, with plenty of sunny days next week, and a good chance of rain mid-week; this may be my last weekend on the ice, South of Hwy 210 anyway . Fish have really been on the chew
    • Alex wilhelmi
      hey guys..i installed the helix 7. took it out the other day. it keeps  randomly shutting down, with the motor off it will stay on no problem. Heres where i think i f'd up. i used the same 3 amp fuse harness from the old sonar that came with the boat, the old hb depth only kind. its wired right to the ignition wire. i used the correct gauge wire where i needed it. im guessing its not getting enough juice? also if i wired it direct to a separate battery, how do i go about hooking up and on board charger? or would i be ok just wiring direct to the battery that runs the motor? thanks for any advice. those musky lures look so bad ass! nice work !!