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Motofi

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Greetings,
I'm a less than adventurous DIYer, but I have saved a lot of money over the years attempting to fix things myself. My reward is always spending the savings on a tool or something that usually would not buy, or maybe retire earlier by not spending where i don't have to. I've owned a couple of houses over the years and prefer to fix things before they become a bigger problem later.

My latest successes have been soldering a garage door wall clicker button, fixing the circuit board on a pitboss pellet grill, making a jon boat launching frame, painted the exterior of the home with a sprayer, replaced the sunroof of a car, welded closed a hole on a pushmower deck, ma mobile dragon fruit grow stations, changed brakes on auto and bicycles. I overengineered a chicken coop, seemed to fix walkway concrete settling with a jack and high density poly foam, erected an overhead trellis for passion fruit, point tucked a chimney, fixed a 1 inch gap in the flashing, other random projects, and am more interested in function than beauty.

Hello All!
 

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Welcome to the forum.

If you can post a photo of your jon boat launch. I know someone that just bought one and would be interested in seeing how you made it.
 

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Sure. The boat launch was not complicated and it makes the process pleasant. It could be slapped together in a dozen ways, but this was my afternoon to dark speed build.
I used spare parts when possible, but did end up buying 2 treated 16 ft 2x6s, a crank, and a set of trailer rollers (160$ off Amazon). My zinc bolts will likely need replacement before too many years but the stainless deck screws and wood should be sufficient for a while.

Your buddy may be able to get away with the frame being as wide as where the slides or rollers should touch the boat. I ended up moving mine in and tilting the assembly 20-30 degrees for a better fit, but the larger base is more stable.
 

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Sure. The boat launch was not complicated and it makes the process pleasant. It could be slapped together in a dozen ways, but this was my afternoon to dark speed build.
I used spare parts when possible, but did end up buying 2 treated 16 ft 2x6s, a crank, and a set of trailer rollers (160$ off Amazon). My zinc bolts will likely need replacement before too many years but the stainless deck screws and wood should be sufficient for a while.

Your buddy may be able to get away with the frame being as wide as where the slides or rollers should touch the boat. I ended up moving mine in and tilting the assembly 20-30 degrees for a better fit, but the larger base is more stable.
Very nice. It will give him some good ideas as it is exactly what he wants to build.
 
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