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30 ft Seafarer trailer sailer update...
Still working the trailer over... had to stop when the cold weather came. Cut all the old rigging off last fall and spend a month or so in CAD designing. Have the new axle subframe built (triples expanded out to accommodate dropped keel support, keel will be 5" from the ground in between the front and rear axles, center axle will be stubbed into this keel trough and pivot sorta like the old VWs). Required totally custom suspension rigging (built custom 20" equalizers with 100% lateral stability and twist control).
Starting on the main center support drop members now.
I wanted this finished by the 30th April... but the weather hasn't cooperated. Oh, had to buy a new welder... the old Forney did not survive the trip last fall (more arc inside the case than out! even after sitting all winter). Found a new-old-stock Century 250 AC/DC. 13 years old but new and Made in the USA (Minnesota)... and copper wound not alum as most of the lower cost buzz boxes are now. $450. Works well... 1/8th 7018 rod on DC most of the time. Have some 6013 for vertical welds but its a bit hard to use... have totally change you technique to really flow in on the edges. Still dialing in 5/32 7018.
Last edited by dem45133; 04-13-2013 at 10:50 AM.