I have had a bit of a problem ever sync i started building drift boats. If your into wooden river boats you will soon realize that trailers are a necessary and annoying part of the gig.
I know many drift boat trailers simply have two rollers. This is great if your only going to haul drift boats. I have a feeling my trailer is going to haul all sorts of things like rafts, wood, and god forbid appliances.
I next installed and recessed u-bolts two to a side and one for and aft to hold the platform onto the trailer.
Then i covered the platform with one half inch CDX.
CDX down i laid astro turf over the deck and nailed cedar trim on to cover the edge.
With the deck complete it was time to start on the roller. I bought a one inch id steel rod and slid a one inch hardwood dowel into it. I drilled several holes into the dowel and drove nails through to hold the wood in place. I then drilled holes in the end (below) to accept the threaded studs.
With the studs in place i wrapped the whole thing in old bike inter-tubes for a little more grip.
I know that this trailer isn't as bad ass as some high end drift boat trailers but i also know that it was way, way cheaper. I also know that this deck will eventually rot off. Hey by then i'll probably want to redesign it anyway.
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