I finally finished parting out the boat that I got for free with my Tee Nee trailer yesterday. I hauled the hull to the dump and began washing the trailer.
The bunks were rotted, so I removed them. Should I use PT or Redwood for the new bunks? What is the best material to cover them with? The old ones had indoor outdoor carpet stapled to them.
I'd like to use the trailer to pick up an old aluminum boat. The boat is 17', the boat that was on my Tee Nee was 15' and had the winch tower all the way back. Is it ok to slide the winch tower all the way forward to accomodate the longer boat? The boat has a 35HP outboard, that I plan to remove before trailering.
I need to buy new lights and a license plate bracket, any suggestions?
Use good quality pressure preservative treated wood such as Southern Pine. Redwood is OK too but probably more costly. you can find "bunk carpet" at places such as Fleet Farm and probably thru places such as defender.com and trailerdepot.com and stapeling it to the sides or bottom of the bunks is the way to go.
Some trailer light kits come with a license plate bracket.
The winch stand is moveable to accommodate different size boats..