Sailboat Trailer Restoration [After]

We had to finish the trailer restoration in time to pull the boat out of it’s slip by 11-30-06 when the slip rental expired. The remaining painting, winch installation, and tire replacement went pretty smoothly and this is what she looks like now. We are now back down at the marina where we will pull out the Catalina 22 we purchased for the first time. It will be interesting to see what the bottom looks like after 5 years on the water without anyone touching it at all, I expect, slimy.

To restore the trailer we used a Rust-o-leum burgundy color which looks nice but was not that easy to find. It took about 3-4 full coats to cover over the white but it should be good now for a few years. It took about a week to completed and cost about $300 in parts [new winch, paint, 2 new tires].

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  1. Scott,
    I found your little sailboat trailer project in a google search for “trailers sailboat” and your trailer looks just like mine except that mine is galvanized and has rounded fenders. I have been trying to find out who the original manufacturer was. Minnesota titles trailers and I believe the company was called “SVC”. My trailer has some remants of labels, but nothing else but glue and flakes of plastic stickers. I cannot find a serial number anywhere on the trailer although there is one on the title, but since yours was painted, maybe you did as mine might be covered by galvanizing. My suspicion is that it would be stamped on the top egdge of the forward, right, frame where it V’s into the hitch drawbar channel.

    If you have any additional information as to the make or model, please let me know. I’ve posted the question on several other sites, but no one else seems to have an answer.

    My trailer carries a 1980 Catalina 22 serial number 9278. Catalina Yachts doesn’t have a record of a trailer being sold with the boat when new although they said the boat was sold new from a dealer in Tennesee or Kentucky. The trailer may have come from a manufacturer in that area.

    Thanks for your help,
    Jeff Struck

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