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    Just finished up a new radar arch and a bow push plate for the trailer. I used 1/4" steel and 1" HDPE to protect the bow. Looks pretty sturdy. Can't wait to test it out. What ya think? Next week I'll be installing my new Smooth Move suspension seats.



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    Oh yeah. Here's the new hitch that replaced the broken one.

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    Nice work! Did you fab up the arch yourself? If so I am curious what you used for the bends.

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    Yep. Fabbed it myself. I used the bender at Ft. Rich's auto hobby shop. It didn't turn out as I was wanted because they only had one shallow radius bender. But it worked. Now I just have to grind down a few welds and clean it up before I bolt it on. And I still need to cut off the extra tabs on the mounting plate. Planning on bolting it on the inside of the legs.
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    Looks good, Rob. Like your license plate, too. When can I come over for a sample?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    Looks good, Rob. Like your license plate, too. When can I come over for a sample?
    just had the same thought........good looking projects Rob. the only thing i might have done was extended the hdpe/uhmw 1/2 to 3/4 past the steel & rounded the corners with a router for those times when the bow misses, but you could easily knock the pointy edges off with a grinder too.

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    Beer? LOL Anytime. Also, I'm already planning on grinding down the corners. I saw that after I put it on and painted it. Good idea on extending the HDPE. I wish I had thought of that earlier. If it becomes a problem, or I scratch the boat once, I'll definitely change it out. Easy fix....
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    Nice Job. just a thought, could you have pioveted the V to catch the boat before it got to the apix?

    Not saying it could be done, just asking,

    Really, nice job.

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    Yes, I could have. But I'm already planning on building another one to fit lower and replace the crappy black rubber V thats there now. So, I figured I'd start with the top one first.
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    Watch out when you launch it the first time, your bow line eye might hit the rest, mine did and I had to build up the uhmw to clear the bow eye, or it would try to rip off the rest. I could hardly get my boat off the trailer the first time I tried to launch. I had to slide the boat back about a foot and let it float free.

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    It would be reel easy to unbolt the plastic in your bow rest and cut 3/16 to a 1/4" off or the steel plate. On your 1st launch go easy to make sure the anchor roller clears.

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    Thanks for the tips on launching. I never gave that a thought. Guess I'll have to find the trailer depth sweet spot all over again.
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