If your axle isn't badly rusted it should be fine. Your tires are also fine as long as they aren't showing signs of dry rot (cracks in the sidewalls and tread). Those tires and axle probably won't be carrying more than 800 pounds. If the tires are bad you might want to replace them with 4.80 X 12 wheels and tires, however, your 8" tires will also get the job done.
1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD
I am working to get the boat trailer serviceable next, in hopes that I can haul it to south Louisiana to get assistance with restoration. I have been told the tires and axle are far too small and need to be replaced for any sort of long haul.
They do look too small. Not sure if they were temporarily replaced and I gave the real tires away back when I was throwing out stuff. No clue.
Bear with me in these elementary questions, but based on photos below, does this setup looked rigged and undersized?
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OMG! What would I do without my team! Probably wish I hadn't sold my boat! That's what. Thanks jabe for recommending a torch. I haven't seen one around the house, but it never hurts to have more than one anyway. I'm a believer in blue Dawn. But that didn't work on my PB Blaster hands. I finally used a very expensive rose oil hand lotion and BAM..... man hands disappeared. Thank goodness.
AlanB... thanks for telling me about those gloves.... I'm on the case. Harbor Freight black gloves and a torch on my shopping list!
seaforrest wrote: I don't know what that means, Mark, but it sure sounds really swell! Love feathers!
My fingers still smell like chemicals. Blah! What's that stuff called that gets the smell off your hands? I can't be having motor oil hands. Heck to the NO! Drawing a line in the sand right there.
The next time your at Harbor Freight pick up a box of the black 9 mill rubber gloves. They fit nice and tight so you can actually do things with them on, wipe them off and reuse them or toss them in the trash. I don't mind getting my hands dirty but the time it takes to get them really clean after working in grease or oil I don't have, the dryness of multiple handwashing also got me started using vinyl gloves for really grimy jobs
seaforrest wrote: Ok Eagle..... John C. once told me to use a torch too so I think I'm ready for the torch challenge..... I'm assuming the entire thing won't blow up like a bomb given all the flammable PB Blaster I have sprayed quite liberally across the surface. We shall see.
I am in favor of the torch too but I advise great caution, controlling the heat is absolutely required, it will heat quickly and overheat quickly.
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin