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Old 12-22-2015, 05:36 AM   #1
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I just replaced the wheel stand on my 2004 Maxum 2400 SE trailer and had an idea for reusing the old mount.

I disassembled and cut up the old Fulton stand so I could use the mounting bracket. I spent $30 for some 4x6x12 rectangle stock that I cut in half lengthwise and then notched. I inverted the notched scrap under the step to give it more strength. I had some old 2.5" receiver stock from an old rotisserie project and welded that to the Fulton mount. I let it sit against the winch and then lined everything up so it can move when I winch but share the weight with the pin. I then disassembled everything, ground the edges and had my guy powdercoat it silver.

I got it back tonight, cleaned the old hardware, assembled it and then went to Home Depot to get four trailer step pads for $15. I used the misc pad pieces to keep it from rattling against the winch stand.

I spent $85 total and three hours and I now have a nice step to board from the front. It moves two notches so I can winch or climb and it looks like it came with the trailer. Cool.

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Looks great! Good job. So this makes it easier to get on the bow of the boat then for loading or unloading?

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Looks great! Good job. So this makes it easier to get on the bow of the boat then for loading or unloading?

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Yes. If the ramp is clear the wife can back up all the way while I am in the boat. If the other lanes are being used, and it is really tight, I can back up most of the way and then climb in from the front so she only has to go another 15 feet.

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It's official, you've won "King of the Shop"!!

If not for this, having a fork-lift is like a trump card. To any project or tool the reply should be "Yes, but does you a fork lift?"
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It's official, you've won "King of the Shop"!!

If not for this, having a fork-lift is like a trump card. To any project or tool the reply should be "Yes, but does you a fork lift?"
I accept the nomination. Do I get a crown or a start at least?
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