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Kayak Trailer Project-In progress... #13443304 02/18/20 05:04 PM
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Started a fun little project this weekend. Converting this old Dilly to a 6-kayak hauler....I'm curious to see how this turns out...

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Re: Kayak Trailer Project-In progress... [Re: Schpanky] #13443338 02/18/20 05:26 PM
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Nice work! You adding fenders?


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Originally Posted by Jerry713
Nice work! You adding fenders?

Nice! Are you going to use rubber or padding on the bars?


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Re: Kayak Trailer Project-In progress... [Re: Schpanky] #13443395 02/18/20 06:19 PM
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Fenders...yes...we removed them to treat the rust and paint the frame...soon as we're done with all welds we'll finish painting and then paint or dip the fenders and re-attach

Padding...yes...once we're done painting we'll pad all the rails and anything else a kayak might touch....just set my Bonafide on there to check the fit.

Still got quite a bit to do, but we wanted to see how far we could get before the weekend was up...

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Re: Kayak Trailer Project-In progress... [Re: Schpanky] #13443411 02/18/20 06:31 PM
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Re: Kayak Trailer Project-In progress... [Re: Schpanky] #13444448 02/19/20 05:22 PM
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Really good work here and lots of capacity, too.

Re: Kayak Trailer Project-In progress... [Re: Schpanky] #13444571 02/19/20 06:43 PM
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Man, that is one heck of a nice trailer, great job! You are motivating me to take on a shark trailer project.

Re: Kayak Trailer Project-In progress... [Re: Schpanky] #13444882 02/19/20 10:13 PM
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Great work!

Do you plan on a shallow storage bin or two under the bottom yaks?

https://www.amazon.com/UWS-EC10552-...mp;psc=1&refRID=HK7BSEED85H9DJ3VARDV

Re: Kayak Trailer Project-In progress... [Re: Schpanky] #13445103 02/20/20 02:41 AM
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Great looking project! That certainly makes it easier to load/unload and keep your stuff locked down and safe.


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Re: Kayak Trailer Project-In progress... [Re: Mike@972] #13445377 02/20/20 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike@972
Great work!

Do you plan on a shallow storage bin or two under the bottom yaks?

https://www.amazon.com/UWS-EC10552-...mp;psc=1&refRID=HK7BSEED85H9DJ3VARDV



Yes...not exactly sure how but we're going to use that space...perhaps a couple of PVC rod holders on one side and a long box on the other. The larger space is 7" x 20" so something 8ft long might hold a good bit. Also making a 4'x3' basket for the tongue for ice chests/storage bins/etc...

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looks good

Re: Kayak Trailer Project-In progress... [Re: Schpanky] #13446293 02/21/20 05:31 AM
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Made in America!!!! flag

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Originally Posted by Lmgreeri
Made in America!!!! flag

I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product, very nice!

Definitely “made in america” , back in the ‘80’s I worked at the only plant that dilly made those dilly trailers-
I’ve been a part of both assembling them and later, I was on the road selling them-
It’s nice to see you resurrecting the old girl-


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Originally Posted by steveiam
Originally Posted by Lmgreeri
Made in America!!!! flag

I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product, very nice!

Definitely “made in america” , back in the ‘80’s I worked at the only plant that dilly made those dilly trailers-
I’ve been a part of both assembling them and later, I was on the road selling them-
It’s nice to see you resurrecting the old girl-


I've got one of your Dilly Trailers that my 83 14' Sears Gamefisher rides on.
Trailer which was galvanized, still to this day doesn't have any rust.


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Cool Jimbo-
cheers
The timing of this thread is ironic, I’m about to be around a large number of old dilly trailer folks next Monday and Tuesday-
The man who owned dilly trailers in the ‘80’s died a few days ago and there will be a lot of old dilly folks there at the viewing/funeral-
Glad to hear there still a few dilly’s running around-

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