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Old 05-07-2012, 05:44 PM
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no problem fella`s!
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:43 PM
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I like this Andy Great Mod, distributes the weight more evenly too. Lots of benefits to this.
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I like this Andy Great Mod, distributes the weight more evenly too. Lots of benefits to this.
I`m glad you like it!
It worked very well! you def have to hang onto the ski if there is an incline at all...lol...

I really wish I were closer so I could have iced Tea, coffee or a few beers with you guys that taught me so much! Thank all of you!

Please tell woodrow I need my barn rake back! hahahahahahaha
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Ordered my stuff. Should be here Monday. Let the drilling begin!
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I`m glad you like it!
It worked very well! you def have to hang onto the ski if there is an incline at all...lol...

I really wish I were closer so I could have iced Tea, coffee or a few beers with you guys that taught me so much! Thank all of you!

Please tell woodrow I need my barn rake back! hahahahahahaha
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Ya grumpy old fart! Why don't you and da Missus hop a plane to Reno, and join us for the Nevada ride in 2 weeks??? You only live once!
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hahahaha I wish, I`m stuck in NJ...

Mark, look at post #3, I made a template for the extra holes in between the existing one to simplify things!
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:19 PM
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Yup. I'm actually ordering some more shafts, and might do the "double" between each one. I load my ski's at the ramp hot, so I'm looking for as much roller-contact as possible in as many load-points as possible.
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Took about 4 hours of labor, and many, many, splinters. Doing 2x extra on a set of WELL WORN bunks was not easy. Lots of issues. The 100deg heat wasn't very fun either.

Just need to re-mount them, and load up the Red-Dawg for the trip. I'll hold off on the other side till I get back.

A few notes:
-For used ones, looked for cracked rollers. I have a few, probably from too many high-speed landings.
-Instead of a c-clamp, I just gently tapped on the caps with a hammer, with the other side on a flat surface. They went right on with no drama.
-Double the holes had me crazy. I can't imagine doing this without a band-saw and a drill press.
-Watch your trailer-mount holes, and verify that you don't cover your mount holes with new wheels.
-Used C-channels will probably be warped inwards, if you do high-speed landings. I used a couple of pipe wrenches to splay them back open to the correct width, using a loose wheel as a guide, before mounting up the shafts/wheels.
-Splinters from drilling this type of metal can vary in size, making them a very large PITA to keep out of everything, unlike aluminum or SST.
-The original axle mount holes on a used set of runners will be ob-longed. I tried to match the size with the new holes. Good luck.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:47 PM
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wow, that came out great!
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:48 PM
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Thanks.
Notes from my use so far.

-They don't load, unload any easier than when 3 wide. If anything, it's more difficult to push the ski around.
-The bunks tend to "tip" one way or another. I'm going to modify these, when I do the other side, and leave the LAST wheel set with 3 on them, since they don't touch the hull when resting. This will prevent them from wanting to flop over, and help with clean loadings.
-Make sure your mounts are solid, and can not wobble. If these tip, they will certainly gouge the hull.
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