The quest for a lightweight rail trailer is almost done. No more pulling a heavy duty box trailer for a couple of 70lb canoes. Besides the fuel efficiency, being lightly sprung is easier on the boats. Two tier racks will be removable for winter storage inside, and the upper racks will go to 3 or 4 boats from just the lower ones used for one or two.
A trip to the Metal Supermarket and its on its way, best part is they cut to length so just put it together and welder up.
Vintage, and light weight
Rack bases bolted with grade 8s, removeable for storage
Gussets for crossbar to upright joint
Sleeved, bolt holes to be drilled
New bumpers for the bigger off road hits
Front rack mock up
Set for lengths from 9' kayaks up to 20'
Time to fire up the Lincoln buzz box
Need to take the sparks outisde, welding inside not the best idea....
Be done in time for the first replica to make its way north
Small areas of rust to be cut out and replaced, where boat winch was located.
Next is mount lights, new wheels and knock down for paint then reassemble.