Dink has a new custom trailer

Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by importmonkey, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    925
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    Wanted to bring the dink home to winterize and for storage. Didn't have a trailer for it, but did have a utility trailer that wasn't being used much. :)

    Used
    2 - 2x10x96 PT
    1 - 2x4x96 PT
    1 small box of screws
    1 small box of nails with plastic washers
    4 18x24 carpet remnants

    Home Depot lady forgot to ring up the boards so total invested was $12. Yes, twelve dollars.

    Cut the 2x10s down to 60 and 36 inches and 2x4s down to 16 with mitered end. Put a slight angle to the bunks and walla.

    Cut a few slits to bottom boards so it would key into the gate which is folded into the trailer. The trailer is a 5'x8' with an overall length from gate to tongue being 11'. With the dink being 5'3"x11'2", I needed it to hang off the back, so I just folded the gate in.

    Pretty happy with it. Also gives me a way to store the dink off the trailer if I need to haul some brush or something. And I can always put casters on it if I ever get a garage.

    Overall pretty happy with it and just wanted to share.

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  2. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    525
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Pretty snazzy. So will you just back that down the ramp and motor the dinghy on to it?
     
  3. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    925
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s

    Yeah. That's the plan. We'll see what happens. I dont think I can back in far enough to float the dinghy on though. I had to make the bunks tall enough to clear the rails of the trailer. Worse case I have to hand carry the dink up the ramp a bit and put her on there.
     
  4. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    525
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Can't wait to hear about that. How much does your dinghy weigh? Ours is somewhere around 240lbs with the 4 stroke so not sure if something like this would work ...but I do love this as an option. Please post more pics once the dinghy is on.
     
  5. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I like the concept but the only thing I would suggest is to put in a couple of cross members from one side to the other to make sure the dinghy doesn't slide to one side or the other and collapse the support beam under that side. A few pieces of scrap would might make it a lot sturdier. Other than that, I like it.
     
  6. LG111

    LG111 Active Member

    421
    Jan 4, 2015
    NW
    410
    8.1
    Remember Karma... I'd go back and pay for those boards before you get a flat tire for being cheep... Just sayn.

    Nice set up by the way.
     
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  7. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    This ^ and, the closer you can get the tubes to the fenders, the easier the launch/retrieval.
     
  8. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    I think it needs secured to the trailer... that's gonna float.
     
  9. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    925
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    Mines easily 280-300# with the motor. Don't see how it went hold up.
    Yeah. I have straps to secure it before I leave. Thanks.
     
  10. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    525
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Not a question of it holding up ...referring to 'hand carrying' it on.
     

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