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Posted March 26, 2012 - 12:14 AM

Nice looking fab job Ryan, those will keep you off the trees.
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 06:39 AM

Nice build Ryan. Just watch that the rub rails don't turn into shin knockers when you're loading from the side. :smilewink:
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 07:52 AM

They are looking good :thumbs:
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 08:19 AM

Good job on the skid rails. Don't forget to drill some drain holes in the bottom. Ice can
split the tubes wide open.
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 08:22 AM

Pretty good job from idea to fabrication. Good job Ryan. :good_job:
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 09:43 AM

Looks fine to me. Very effective way to use some tubing. Just leave plenty of wheel clearance and put some grip on top so you don't slip when ya stand on it. A man is only limited by 2 things in life, his imagination and the dollars he has to spend. Sometimes one replaces the other.
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 09:55 AM

I can already see smacking my shin on them. After I welded them I cooled them off with the hose and I filled the tubes to see if it would leak and there was only 1 pinhole leak on my welds. I will make a few holes under each one since you suggested it, and it sounds like its happened to you before. Lol

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Posted March 26, 2012 - 10:19 AM

I can already see smacking my shin on them. After I welded them I cooled them off with the hose and I filled the tubes to see if it would leak and there was only 1 pinhole leak on my welds. I will make a few holes under each one since you suggested it, and it sounds like its happened to you before. Lol


Oh yeah, I could show you numerous instances, where the ice overpowered the steel.
The one I really remember, is when a customer had supplied his own jack stands to balance the
boat while up on land for the winter. He had made them using those teleposts.(normally used in a house basement to
support a beam) He had shortened them, and welded them to steel plates. In the fall the rain water filled the lower/outter
tube. And over the winter, with every thaw, it kept filling and then freezing. The 2 front jack stands ended up, over time,
lifting the 6 ton sailboat 5" off the keel block. Pretty scary situation. When we discovered it in late winter, we promtly drilled holes
at the bottom of the tubes, and then using 2 torches, melted the ice, and it slowly settled back down. Had we not, the side facing
the sun could have melted first, causing it to fall over. Ever since then, drain holes everywhere.
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Posted March 26, 2012 - 10:42 AM

Good thing you noticed before the boat fell over!

Now that its warming up I want to paint it to protect it better. After paint I will put grip tape on it.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 07:57 PM

I got them welded on and tried them out, they work great! I had no problem going through turns that were nightmares before making these. Sorry, no pics or video yet.

Funny story too, after I tested it I drove over to my neighbors barn and another neighbor came out to offer a hand. He asked what I was up to and I told him I had just welded those bars on the sides. He complemented them and then I turned my back for a second and he made a cringe and yelled "You really did JUST weld those on, didn't you!" I laughed and said yes. Apparently the welds were still pretty hot and he decided it would be a good idea to touch them! LOL!

Edited by Ryan313, March 27, 2012 - 08:12 PM.


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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:01 PM

LOL Ryan. So, where's the video?? lol
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:15 PM

LOL Ryan. So, where's the video?? lol


Sorry, I dont have it yet. Anyway, 4 minutes to reply, pretty fast Casey! lol

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Not too shabby, but I can reply faster if you like? LOL
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:19 PM

Nice work Ryan. Sure would beat getting hung up all the time.
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:23 PM

Not too shabby, but I can reply faster if you like? LOL


1 minute and your not even subscribed to the tread! Or are you following it anonymously? lol




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