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Old 04-03-2019, 08:31 AM
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I have a aluminum triple axle trailer from Myco that I barely use. I picked my boat from storage this past Saturday and took it get some paint touch up work. Then I noticed the back support beam separated with the welds. There welding on these trailers are very poor. They are not even chamfered where the ends meet just butted together. Speaking with other guys they also experienced the same problem with cracking. Buyer beware.
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That SOB looks to be cracked all the way threw, also below the center clearance light. I wouldn't tow that trailer any where with weight till it has been repaired. Crazy!
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curious if Broward trailers fixes issues like these of other manufacturers

as per Nascat, Broward also puts a long "spine" support down the middle ==> https://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/...ml#post4679923

diamond tab in that broken area ==> https://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/...ml#post4680038




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Originally Posted by baja27 View Post
They are not even chamfered where the ends meet just butted together.
Looks like not enough heat to boot.
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:31 AM
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Attached is a pic of my Broward Trailer currently in production for my Nor-Tech 390.
Note the additional gusseting on the crossmember right where yours has failed.
I'm no engineer, but I'm thinking that installing a tail lamp there isn't helping matters.

Just my $.02.
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I had a few welds crack over time on my former aluminum welded Myco, but not that one. A buddy had one of the first aluminum welded McClain trailers and it did crack in several places across the tail section. It was repaired by another shop with a a lot of overlap gussets.

Knowing what I know now about gussets in roll cages of race cars (latest hobby), I know what I’d watch for on a welded trailer if one is in my future.

It looks like NASCAT’s trailer is going to have a bolt on (mandatory by DOT) triple clearance light in that spot over/aft of the seam/gusset/welds.

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Originally Posted by Sydwayz View Post

It looks like NASCAT’s trailer is going to have a bolt on (mandatory by DOT) triple clearance light in that spot over/aft of the seam/gusset/welds.
If I'm not mistaken this is the taillight / clearance light setup on a Broward Trailer built for a center console w/o a drive guard.
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I had to repair a few welds on my trailer, but that is a spot you don't want failing. Aluminum welds are brittle and not ideal for the vibration that our trailers go through. Weld prep and the correct heat input are vital.
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Baja- it appears that you are located in PA.
I fowarded the pic you posted to Jim Nall & Mark Bonafide @ Broward.
If your boat & trailer are located anywhere near Florida, Broward will be more than happy to make the repair as well as look over the other cross members to get you up and running again.
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