Boat Trailer Repair
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Posted on Wednesday Feb 26, 2014 at 7:49 AM  

My pontoon trailer tongue has always sagged some but it’s getting worse now. Last spring I crawled underneath it and sure enough- no drain holes. I drilled holes in it and water drained out so I’m guessing it’s rusted out and that coupled with time has weakened it. The tongue is 4’ square tubing. A friend of my brothers is a welder and said he would cut the tongue out and replace it for $375 if I buy the steel which is another $100. Does $375  seem like a reasonable price? I can weld but don’t trust myself on a project like this. The rest of the trailer is in great shape.  I want to repair it before the thing breaks and I have a serious disaster.  The bow in the tongue is not as visible with the trailer unloaded.

Sorry about the typo in the title. I cant figure out how to change it---Fixed the title. It's a security feature in the software that blocks users from fixing the title.  Glad to help.  I bet if you called a trailer place and got an estimate, you'd find $375 reasonable.  Just my two cents.  Falcon

Posted on Friday Feb 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM  
If you can weld, just get you a piece of 2 1/2" to 3" angle long enough to go the length of the 4" square and strap it to the bottom, should take less than one hour.
Posted on Friday Feb 28, 2014 at 4:23 PM  
Thanks Willie, That never even crossed my mind. The price sounds a lot better too