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george nagy posted 04-20-2001 02:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for george nagy   Send Email to george nagy  
I just sheared the springs off one side of my boat trailer. I'm having a difficult time finding replacement parts, I.E. bolts and nuts. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the strengths of stainless steel bolts verses say a grade 8 bolt w/plating to retard corrosion. I am also curious about the original one piece leaf spring I may replace with a 4 leaf instead. the trailer is an 89 continental out of miami and carries my 18' outrage. Any suggestions would help the trailer and boat are sitting in a very inconvenient place. Thanks
Tom W Clark posted 04-20-2001 02:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

I've been told that a stainless bolt in comparable to a grade 5 bolt which is what is used on the trailers that I've owned. Hot dipped galvanized bolts are only made with standard grade hardware and are not suitable for most weight bearing trailer applications.

I have replaced roller bolts with stainless on my own Caulkins trailer under my 18 Outrage and they proved quite satisfactory.

If you need a good source for hardware as well as technical information I recommend:

FISHNFF posted 04-20-2001 02:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF
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lhg posted 04-20-2001 02:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
George: I have a Continental also. Get in touch with Bob Cantway at Cantway Trailer in north end of Delray Beach (561-243-2499). He is a Dealer and does good work. Very reasonably priced, with great prices on new ones also. Just about a year ago I had him replace axles and springs on mine, plus switched to SS disc brakes.

If you just need some parts quickly, go over to Horizon Trailer in Pompano Beach. The place is a mess, but they'll have what you need for a trailer! Also do service work. I have one of their keel roller trailers under my 18.

Regarding spring (shackle) bolts, use the 5/8" grade eight, fine thread. Horizon has these. Most boat trailer manufacturers "cheap out" on this category, and just use standard 1/2" bolts. You will have to drill out the holes in the trailer to accomodate these, BUT DO IT! The 1/2" bolts don't really fit the springs properly. My Continental was done this way, and after ten years the 1/2" bolts were almost completely worn through, like you are dealing with now. Glad I replaced them when I did.

george nagy posted 04-20-2001 03:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
Thanks everyone for that immediate response. lhg I already went to horizon in pompano but they were demolishing the building GONE! The searays down here are to big to trailer so there was no demand for parts I guess. I will truy delray thanks a bunch and I think I will go with stainless I have to cut all the bolts off on saturday and don'twant to have to go through that again in a couple years. By the way I drove past THE OUTBOARD SHOP on dixie hwy in Pompano Beach FL and they had some classics outside maybe they are for sale.
Whaler4me posted 04-26-2001 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler4me  Send Email to Whaler4me     
George, give this All Trailer Parts and Service a call in Fort Lauderdale, (954) 537-9500. They have always been able to help me get what I needed.
george nagy posted 04-27-2001 09:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
Thanks to all! I fixed the trailer last saturday. It took all day to search for parts. I actually tried all the places you mentioned, but it took several more to build my complete inventory. Well it's over and I can now enjoy the boat again. Hey whaler4me what model do you have and where do you most frequently cruise?
Whaler4me posted 04-30-2001 10:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler4me  Send Email to Whaler4me     
My whaler is a 1977 Outrage 19' with a 1987 Yamaha 150 on it. I am based out of Fort Lauderdale and I am currently restoring the boat, how about yourself, are you from down here in Florida ?
BJWelding posted 08-10-2007 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for BJWelding  Send Email to BJWelding     
If you are looking for parts for your trailer, and need a good price with an excellent selection of over 20,000 parts. Try . They have everything you will need at an awesome price. They also specialize in bulk shipping, and their customer service is second to none. They also have live online support.

Jerry Townsend posted 08-11-2007 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Trailer parts, tools, equipment, and EVERYTHING ELSE we need (well - almost) can be found at -- reasonable prices, free shipping on some items, and fast service. ------ Jerry/Idaho
BJWelding posted 03-12-2008 02:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for BJWelding  Send Email to BJWelding     

Over a million parts and free shipping

BJWelding posted 03-12-2008 02:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for BJWelding  Send Email to BJWelding

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Chuck Tribolet posted 03-12-2008 09:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
We've been spammed. BJWelding's first "link" goes to (once
you make the obvious fix) his second link, which when you
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