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Chris, can you share a picture of what the VIN looks like since this is registered as a home built trailer? Did you end up with a sticker, or???? How did that work and what does it look like?
No Vin yet. I need to take it to AZ and have them inspect it. They require you to have your receipts for the materials you bought. Metal, wheels, tires, etc. Show proof that you actually built a trailer. Right now I'm just riding dirty.
 

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No Vin yet. I need to take it to AZ and have them inspect it. They require you to have your receipts for the materials you bought. Metal, wheels, tires, etc. Show proof that you actually built a trailer. Right now I'm just riding dirty.
Ain’t that crazy. You gotta pay taxes on something you built yourself with items that you paid taxes on…
Asinine.
 

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Damn that turned out so clean!! Unbelieveable build Sir!
 

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Bought some cheap wing plate. Cutting it up and making a template for a new one. IMCO doesn't sell a kit for the set back using this swivel bracket. . Rather than wasting $750 for a plate. Figured I'll make one.

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Need a new custom wing plate, for a custom motor that has a built-in setback? No problem! My name is ChrisV and I can make that! Here, hold my boba! 😁👍
 

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Yes and no. I still get anxiety cause I'm always rushing things and tend to forget something stupid.

Same. Always happy when the horse trailer made it another night without burning to the ground.


Did I miss what the center tabs were for? Looks to be mounted on the rear crossbar right above the taillight.

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Thanks for posting up your adventure Chris. You may not know it but many like myself are learning though your experiences. I was talking to a younger man at Pirates today that had a boat that he wanted a bit more power. I told him about your journey and to look up your RDP thread. Keep the content coming. 👍
 

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Thanks for posting up your adventure Chris. You may not know it but many like myself are learning though your experiences. I was talking to a younger man at Pirates today that had a boat that he wanted a bit more power. I told him about your journey and to look up your RDP thread. Keep the content coming. 👍
Thanks man! I love forums and that's basically how I learn everything. Just want everyone to enjoy the ride.
 

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Started chopping the axles yesterday. Was a pita it is. Especially being super heavy.
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Did a quick trip to Havasu this morning. Friend got a boat that's been sitting for 3 years. Said he'll give me money to get it running. 🤷🏻‍♂️ On the way there I randomly bumped into my dad. He said he was going to Laughlin but ended up going to Parker. (Yes he loves red.)
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What are your plans on the axles? Obviously this will change the ride height, but man it sure looks bitchen the way it sits!!
 

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Drilled the rear anchors. Glad I did this instead of the buckles.
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One thing my wife requested was a Bimini top. Especially with a one year old it's tough to be out for a long time. Bought this Bimini off Amazon for $160. Kinda gives me a template to make the tubes out of stainless later on.

Chopping it up and making it shorter. Low pro Bimini looks great imo. Good thing we're a small short Asian family so height shouldn't be a problem.
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Drilled the rear anchors. Glad I did this instead of the buckles. View attachment 1120919 View attachment 1120921


One thing my wife requested was a Bimini top. Especially with a one year old it's tough to be out for a long time. Bought this Bimini off Amazon for $160. Kinda gives me a template to make the tubes out of stainless later on.

Chopping it up and making it shorter. Low pro Bimini looks great imo. Good thing we're a small short Asian family so height shouldn't be a problem. View attachment 1120924 View attachment 1120925
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Bimini tops are a must with kiddos. Your boat is amazing, as are your skills, and I am sure your bimini top is going to be lowered and bad ass!
 

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Ohhh the mounting area of the center tabs are well hidden. Using the cleats for tie downs is a nice touch too 👌🏽

Moving forward I’m gonna just WWCVD everytime I mod the Baja.

Can you share some fotos of the wankel?!?
 

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Ohhh the mounting area of the center tabs are well hidden. Using the cleats for tie downs is a nice touch too 👌🏽

Moving forward I’m gonna just WWCVD everytime I mod the Baja.

Can you share some fotos of the wankel?!?
Wankel? Lol wut
 

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Finally took the boat out after messing with the ride height. Got it to where I want it to sit. Raised the trailer over all 1.5" but I lowered the fender .75"
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This is what the tab is for. Holds up the drive to keep it bouncing around.
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Wasn't the greatest conditions but at least I got it out. With this shorter drive it's a whole new boat. Coming off plane i would need to blip the throttle or water will soak the cowl. Ain't trying to hydrolock this engine.

Also, I would have to come off throttle slowly if I have the jack plate up. Or else the skeg wouldn't be in the water and rear end would slide. Almost wrecked this thing. 😝

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Wankel? Lol wut
The Rx7 my guy. To be fair I wrote that after a long night of billiards at Cornish Pasty.

The tab makes sense. I push pin is clean too 👌🏽

Everything is clean. Excited for the next build if this is you “rushing it” haha
 

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The Rx7 my guy. To be fair I wrote that after a long night of billiards at Cornish Pasty.

The tab makes sense. I push pin is clean too 👌🏽

Everything is clean. Excited for the next build if this is you “rushing it” haha
oh hahaha I was so confused. I forget its rotary sometimes.

Going to be awhile until the next project. I need to finish the gtr later this year.
 

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how do you have the time and energy man! dam! haha some guys say they are to busy running a business to put the cart back. but you build thos sick as cars and still have time to mess with the boat and share it with us! haha
 

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how do you have the time and energy man! dam! haha some guys say they are to busy running a business to put the cart back. but you build thos sick as cars and still have time to mess with the boat and share it with us! haha
Thats why its kind of a rush build. After hrs at work. I'm slammed as shit at work too.

But honestly I stopped drinking two years ago and that really helped with time. Low key crackhead.
 
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