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Old 07-10-2004, 10:02 PM
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I have a loadmaster aluminum trailer and I placed aluminum wheels on it and now it started floating , I took 60 lbs of lead and strapped to it and it still floats any suggestions.
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Put the galvanized wheels back on it..
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I have a loadmaster aluminum trailer and I placed aluminum wheels on it and now it started floating , I took 60 lbs of lead and strapped to it and it still floats any suggestions.
Yeah, Put a Mercury 2.5 EFI on the back, and see what the top end you can get out of it.....
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Put a motor on it and use it to boat.................you know th old saying ....if it floats...take it from there
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Old 07-10-2004, 10:22 PM
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did you change to larger/wider tires along with the wheels.....this might help explain the added bouyancy.
 
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Old 07-10-2004, 10:35 PM
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Don't be afraid, why do you want to sink your trailer?
My 2 axle aluminium trailer floats.........and, that's with a 4500LB Pantera on top of it! That is the easy way to launch, it's called float on/off
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Disconnect your transom straps before launching!
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Old 07-10-2004, 10:40 PM
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While you're improving your trailer with aluminum wheels, why not also install billet stainless steel bunks? That will solve two problems at once; no more floating and dried up wood...
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You could try adding the liquid weights to the tires. This is the same stuff the farmers use in their tires. It's not cheap though.
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My South Florida trailer does the same thing. I don't worry about it when launching unless there's a current at the ramp. Then, I just have someone pull it out of the water as soon as the boat is free. When retrieving, I back it in until just before it floats, load the boat partway on, then have someone back it down the rest of the way. Works very well.
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