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xx   BOAT

Tip on providing trailer-mounted tie down points for boat tarps. These tie down rings are made from PVC pipe.
BOATING WORLD #83 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 112

Tow like the pros. Proper equipment, well-maintained, helps ensure trouble-free trailering of boats.
BOATING WORLD #84 Apr-May 1992 pg. 76

Pre-trip checklist for tow vehicle and trailer.
BOATING WORLD #86 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 64

A seesaw-type tilting boat ramp that allows an 18-ft. boat to be lifted out of the water at low tide, makes it easier to perform maintenance, and is trailerable.
BOATING WORLD #86 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 64

The truth about boat trailer tie downs. Tips on maintenance and use to prevent damage to boat.
BOATING WORLD #99 Apr 1994 pg. 90

Boat-trailer towing guide. (1) Towing specifications of four door compact sport-utility vehicles. (2) Compatibility between tow vehicle and hitch. (3) The boat trailer. (4) Towing and launching tips. (5) Step-by-step instructions for servicing the trailer's wheel bearings.
BOATING WORLD #100 May 1994 pg. 50
Added Info BOATING WORLD #102 Summer 1994 pg. 16 (Wheel bearing)
Added Info BOATING WORLD #105 Jan 1995 pg. 16 (Rear axle ratio)

Towing tune-up. Essential maintenance, restoration, and towing tips for the trailer boater.
BOATING WORLD #111 Jul 1995 pg. 57

Add a remote control switch to your trailer winch.
BOATING WORLD #114 Dec 1995 pg. 63

Tip on making simple "self-removing" chocks for your boat-launching vehicle.
BOATING WORLD #124 Dec 1996 pg. 64

Boat trailer maintenance tips.
BOATING WORLD #125 Jan 1997 pg. 74

Tip on keeping boat trailer wiring connectors free of corrosion.
BOATING WORLD #127 Mar 1997 pg. 96

Tip on checking your boat trailer's wheel bearings and spindle.
BOATING WORLD #127 Mar 1997 pg. 99

Tip on cleaning and restoring the light output of boat trailer tail lights.
BOATING WORLD #128 Apr 1997 pg. 120

Pull your weight. Pros and cons of keeping a boat on a trailer. Includes tips on towing and preparing a towing check list.
BOATING WORLD #132 Sep 1997 pg. 24

The match game. Tips on matching the towing vehicle and hitch to the boat you intend to trailer.
BOATING WORLD #135 Jan 1998 pg. 24

Boat trailer maintenance tips. Looks at tongue weight, rollers, wheels and tires, etc.
BOATING WORLD #144 Dec 1998 pg. 26

On the road again. Ten boat-trailer towing tips that will make your trip safe, easy, and stress free.
BOATING WORLD #146 Feb 1999 pg. 28

Seventy-five tips from experts on trailering your boat like a pro.
BOATING WORLD #150 Jun 1999 pg. 80

How to measure the tongue weight of a boat trailer.
BOATING WORLD #158 Apr 2000 pg. 40

In for the long haul. Expert tips make towing your boat long-distance easier, faster and safer.
BOATING WORLD #159 May 2000 pg. 28

How to pick the right trailer hitch for a boat trailer.
BOATING WORLD #162 Sep 2000 pg. 32

Boat trailer maintenance made easy.
BOATING WORLD #166 Feb 2001 pg. 86

How to determine the tongue weight of a boat trailer and setup the trailer to achieve the proper tongue weight.
BOATING WORLD #166 Feb 2001 pg. 32

Trailering a boat in the mountains requires some advance preparation.
BOATING WORLD #167 Mar 2001 pg. 32

Road trip. Ten tips to make sure your next long-distance boat trailering trip is a safe one.
BOATING WORLD #172 Sep 2001 (v.22) pg. 24

Big tow. What it takes in equipment and planning to trailer boats in the 30- to 40-foot class.
BOATING WORLD Feb 2002 (v.23#2) pg. 36
Added Info BOATING WORLD May 2002 (v.23#5) pg. 24

Tips on jacking up a boat trailer to change a tire.
BOATING WORLD Jun 2002 (v.23#6) pg. 44

Wide load. Towing (trailering) a boxy pontoon boat.
BOATING WORLD Jul 2002 (v.23#7) pg. 20

Walk the plank and 24 other tips for safe and easy boat trailering.
BOATING WORLD Nov 2002 (v.23#9) pg. 112

Portable canoe cart. A knock-down cart which stores in the bow of a canoe will allow one person to easily move the canoe on land.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1985 (v.8#12) pg. 36

Multi-use trailer is built from a boat trailer. Includes instructions for building a 4x8 ft. plywood box to bolt on the trailer frame and a storage platform for a boat (when off the trailer).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #213 Nov 1980 (v.30#9) pg. 60

Durable tie downs to hold a boat on a trailer are fabricated from stranded-steel cable, snap hooks, and chain.
HOME MECHANIX #719 Mar 1988 (v.84) pg. 86

Trailer to go. Tackling a do-it-yourself trailer kit for small-boat trailering. Tips on assembling the "Z-Trailer" kit from Calkins Manufacturing Co. (Spokane WA).
HOME MECHANIX #732 Apr 1989 (v.85) pg. 106

Two-wheel, tilting boat trailer constructed mostly of wood includes a winch assembly. Hauls a 19-ft. boat. Est. cost: $90.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #490 Mar 1969 (v.65) pg. 79

How to choose a boat trailer.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #550 Mar 1974 (v.70) pg. 66

Permanently attaching two wheels to one end of a pram helps get the boat to the water and doesn't interfere with its use as a boat.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #580 Sep 1976 (v.72) pg. 88

Versatile flatbed trailer carries a boat in summer, ATVs in the autumn, snowmobiles in the winter, and performs a variety of hauling chores in between with its removable stake sides. Est. cost: $50.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #658 Mar 1983 (v.79) pg. 30

Foiling boat trailer thieves. How to lock the trailer wheels, lock the dolly wheel, protect the winch, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #658 Mar 1983 (v.79) pg. 98

Self-raising jack for boat trailers. A wooden block to fit under trailer axle raises the trailer when the auto is backed up.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1966 (v.125#5) pg. 144

Non-skid step which mounts on top of the fender of a boat trailer has a built-in sidelight to improve night visibility. In additon, this will prevent the lamps from being submerged when docking.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1968 (v.129#6) pg. 161

Simple preventive maintenance tips for boat trailers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 90

Two-wheel Dinghy Dolly clamps to one end of a small boat, thus allowing one man to move the boat on land. Est. cost: $8.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1972 (v.138#1) pg. 143

How to make a canoe cart from a pair of bicycle wheels and angle iron.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1973 (v.139#2) pg. 115

Sturdy dolly for rolling boats up to 200 pounds around. This two-wheel unit bolts on the transom of a boat by means of a transom clamp from a discarded outboard motor. You pick up the front of the boat and roll it around.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1975 (v.143#3) pg. 103

Removable, two-wheel dolly attaches to the stern of a small boat by inserting into two boat handles that are permanently mounted on the stern. Enables one person to roll a small boat around on land.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1977 (v.147#3) pg. 32

Tip: Use an old lawnmower chassis equipped with a trailer hitch bolt to help move a boat and trailer when they are detached from the car.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 30

Utility trailer and boat trailer combination.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1963 (v.182#2) pg. 134

Flyweight boat trailer uses bicycle wheels. For small, light boats like canoes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1965 (v.186#2) pg. 116

Ideas to make boat trailering easier.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1965 (v.187#1) pg. 74

How to pick the right trailer for your boat.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1966 (v.188#5) pg. 117

Beach dolly for hauling your boat over sand, mud, rocks, and bumps. Rolls on barrel-like wheels made from pneumatic boat bumpers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1966 (v.189#1) pg. 100

Simple three-wheel dolly helps in launching small boats.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1967 (v.191#5) pg. 142

Tips on picking the right boat trailer and tips on maintenance and loading.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1968 (v.193#1) pg. 88

Two-wheel dolly inserts into a boat trailer hitch (or camper trailer) to allow one person to manuver the trailer easier.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1972 (v.200#5) pg. 32

A tent designed for a pickup truck can also be used on a boat trailer or on the boat itself.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1972 (v.201#2) pg. 106

Folding boat dolly with removable wheels and axle stores under the front seat of your boat when not needed. Small boat either sits on dolly or can be lashed to dolly with rope.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1973 (v.203#4) pg. 45

A tongue extension for your boat trailer allows you to get your boat eight feet closer to the water.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1973 (v.203#4) pg. 160

Make a minor conversion to the winch setup on a boat trailer and you will not need as much effort to pull the boat onto the trailer.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1977 (v.210#2) pg. 134

Two styles of bolt-on wheels for portaging canoes. One style features a pair of wheels which are attached to a simple frame, and the frame straps to the bottom (keel) of the canoe. The other style uses two bicycle wheels attached to a cross bar. The cross bar bolts to the side rails (beam) of the canoe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1978 (v.212#6) pg. 176

Homemade wooden box turns a boat trailer into a utility trailer. Features removable sides and ends to form a flat-bed trailer.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1980 (v.216#4) pg. 104

Build your own boat trailer. It features a laminated wood frame and a standard trailer axle and suspension. Est. cost: $480.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1983 (v.222#3) pg. 94

Selecting a trailer for a boat. What you need to know before you buy. Includes instructions on trailer bearing care and maintenance.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #48 Apr-May 1986 pg. 56

Prepping your boat trailer for the new season.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #54 Apr-May 1987 pg. 40

Tip on permanently-mounted wheels for moving a small dinghy on land.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #55 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 92

Take-apart wheeled dolly inserts into the centerboard or daggerboard case of a sailing dinghy.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #56 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 78

Two-wheel dolly for moving a 17-ft. aluminum canoe.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #59 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 83

Aluminum rod marks the center rear of your empty boat trailer. The rod folds down when the boat is on the trailer.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #59 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 85

Trailer handling. Tips on towing a boat trailer safely and avoiding launching ramp frustrations.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #61 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 24

Tip: Protect the carpeted bunks on boat trailers from the weather (when the boat is off) by means of covers made from PVC pipe.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #66 Apr-May 1989 pg. 95

Removable boat-trailer tail-light board designed to be supported by ropes and hung at driver's eye-level on the transom of the boat being trailered.
STEAMBOATING #36 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 8

How to build a canoe caddy from a 21" length of 2x10 fir and two 8" diameter wheels.
SUNSET Mar 1977 (v.158#3) pg. 145

Trailers & cradles, planks & rollers. Basic ways to haul and move your boat.
WOODENBOAT #69 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 86

The buckboard trailer. Build a wooden trailer for a wooden boat out of hardwood planks, wagon-seat springs, plumbing pipe, and motorcycle wheels.
WOODENBOAT #101 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 82
Correction WOODENBOAT #102 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 9
Added Info WOODENBOAT #103 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 4