Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Project: The Sea Nymph Carrier

 It is finally feeling like fall is in the air. So, time for some more projects.

Well the trusty 1969 carrier (boat trailer) is in need of some repairs, as we have been fishing through-out Nebraska and Colorado this summer and is missing some parts.

The rough Colorado roads, and back woods places we go have taken a toll on the old gal.

It is time to do some upgrades and replacement of items to get ready for the fall season of fishing and hunting.

So, here are some of the before images from about 4 days ago.

 This image  shows the Sea Nymph setting on the ground (grounded) behind its trusty wheeled carrier.
The trailer part of the image shows the existing front wheel that uses a  pin on the front of the tongue. The pin will bend in rough terrain making it pretty flimsy , next to it is a new jack that is going to be fitted, the wheel will be welded to it, making it possible to retract when in motion, also making it possible to raise and lower with the jack. (my back is getting a little weaker :)
To make that possible the spare tire needs to be relocated towards the rear.

The right side fender is missing, we left from a day fishing in Sterling, got back to base and it was missing ?? .. have no idea where it fell off.
 Best I can assume is, I was almost t-boned at a traffic light, I swerved and he missed, I think the boat tilted enough to catch the fender on the tire and rip it off, ( you can see a mark on the upper right of the tire)
Also, one of the poles that help guide the boat onto the trailer on windy days fell off on the way back from  the mountains somewhere.  Go figure the pipe had a 1/4 in thick wall.

Stay tuned ...  more to come ...

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