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Monday, May 7, 2012

Boat Wheels, pt.2: Because the boat doesn't occupy enough of my life...

While I was fortunate to find a trailer that is well suited to the GIS, that doesn't mean it's perfect...  Besides being covered in a considerable amount of surface rust, I came to notice that the design of the suspension is flawed.  Although the suspension is one of the features I like most about this trailer, the builder (home-built) did not locate the trailing arms correctly, resulting in contact and inevitable binding between the trailing arm and the frame.  Or at the very least, the frame prevents the trailing arm from moving at all, which is not how trailing arms are suppose to function.

So I decided to re-engineer the mounting points to allow freedom of movement:

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