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post #1 of 5 Old 09-20-2017, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Utility/Boat Trailer Hybrid - HF 1720

Good Morning,

I recently bought and assembled my first trailer (harbor freight 1720 4x8 folding trailer). I intend to use as a utility and boat trailer. The boat is a 12 ft 83' alumacraft V bottom. So far I have finished:

-Trailer (w/ wiring, stand)
-Clear coated trailer
-Buddy Bearings and Marine Grease

I do not plan on backing the entire trailer in the water. I'm hoping to build an extension to the tongue and adding a hand crank boat winch. Does anyone know how i could go about rebuilding this piece (the triangle with square tube) to Accommodate the length and addition of a boat winch?

No prior experience with building trailers, however, i'm familiar with most tools/mechanics.

Thank you,
WKFusion

Ypsilanti, MI

https://www.harborfreight.com/1720-l...ler-62647.html

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-20-2017, 10:29 AM
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I'm sorry, no help about the boat winch

But I am looking to buy the same trailer

What are your thought on the trailer so far?

Build quality, durability?

Thanks


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post #3 of 5 Old 09-20-2017, 10:34 AM
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Find some square tube that fits inside that part the hitch is on, use a section of tube long enough to reach the front crossbar. Make it long enough for what you need and mount winch to the square tube.
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-20-2017, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Find some square tube that fits inside that part the hitch is on, use a section of tube long enough to reach the front crossbar. Make it long enough for what you need and mount winch to the square tube.
This is by far the easiest option, now that i thought of it , kidding.

Do you think I should extend bunks off the back side of the trailer instead of extending the tongue and just mount the winch to the added tube?

Thank you much!

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-20-2017, 11:24 AM
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Bunks should work, just make sure you keep enough weight on the tongue to keep the center of balance ahead of the axle.
If not there can be towing issues (sway) and a tendency to lift the tongue when sitting unhooked.
You want to keep around 10% of the trailer, and load weight on the hitch, can be balanced by loading. Slightly more doesn't hurt, but less can lead to sway.
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