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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:50 pm 
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Location: Sarasota FL / Plymouth MI
So I've been rebuilding the trailer for my H-16 this summer, and am totally stuck with the u-bolts that hold the crossbeams to the frame.

I can't find anybody locally (and I do mean anybody, have been all over the metro area trailer shops, have checked several spring shops too) that carry this size (or this diameter stock to bend and thread them).

Its a Little Dude trailer, my google-fu totally fails in finding any real info on this company, if its still around or what. Its a 1980 hobie, so thats the vintage of the trailer.

U-bolts are square top, 5/16" diameter bar, 2-3/4" width, 6-1/2" long...

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!


PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:46 pm 
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Maybe it won't work in this instance but I have made a fair equivalent of U-bolts by combining long bolts (or all-thread rod) and a connecting plate with holes at each end- which can be drilled to the proper width needed.
Adds additional nuts to jam and or break off later but a torch is always a primary tool for trailer repair :wink:

Raise your sail one foot, and you get ten feet of wind.
起你的一只帆,和你10英尺的。 -- Chinese Proverb
William D. Latinette @ Latrobe, PA, USA w. H14 Turbo X 2...

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