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  1. Have a good summer!
  2. That is an excellent video.
  3. And we have a winner: Soft Scrub with Bleach, $2.99 at the local grocery store. Stuff worked the nuts. I was stunned by how quickly and completely it removed the stains. I did buy the Star Brite "Ultimate Fiberglass Stain Remover" and it did nothing on these particular stains. Thanks to all for the suggestions.
  4. Ya think?! I tried the baking soda this morning with a toothbrush. Did very well, however I have a lot of stains to do and not a lot of time until the boat gets wrapped Thursday (and this pesky thing called a 'job' getting in the way of this project). For one or two small stains the baking soda is probably good enough. So, I may try the Star Brite Fiberglass Stain Remover as it comes in a spray bottle and I can spray both platforms and then scrub like mad with a brush. I'll report back with final results.
  5. OK, so turns out I have a little issue with stains on my swim platform from leaves. I sprayed down the platform with Star Brite Deck Cleaner, scrubbed it, let it sit a couple hours, sprayed some more and scrubbed some more, and got all the dirt off but stains from the leaves remained. So, I hit it with West Marine oxalic acid per the instructions and scrubbed it and the stains remain. This is disappointing. Any other suggestions? Part of the problem is that the platform is textured, but even the smooth part has stains that haven't come off.
  6. Thanks for the suggestions. Fortunately its not mold, it's just black dirt. Walmart in this area doesn't carry much in the boat supplies department, however there is a West Marine in town, so I may try the Star Brite cleaner first.
  7. So the big southeaster blew threw the northeast last weekend and left my '08 SSi swim platforms a wreck from the leaves and the airborne dirt (plus of course the rain). About to have the boat wrapped for the long winter's nap. Any suggestions on how best to get the platform clean? I've got good brushes to scrub with, just need the right solution or product suggestion. Thanks!
  8. I've considered moving the roller assemblies out, however I think that the hull is thinner and theoretically 'weaker' the further you get from the keel. If that is accurate, I don't want to create a different problem, say, cracked gelcoat on my hull. Really have to think about that one. I may move one, as TNBrett suggested. unfortunately, this annoying responsibility called my job is cutting into my trailer work...
  9. Thanks. I'm loving the old HD Panasonic handheld. You may be right on the trailer. It's a lot quieter now, less rattling. I'm going to take one more shot at adjustments.
  10. That's part of the problem. How to get more weight on one roller? Actually the one right behind it is worse you can't see it because of angle of camera.
  11. did another video today on the way to the boat ramp. so this is after moving winch post 3" forward and dropping bow roller about 3/4'' and using a strap from bow eye down to trailer. its a long video (but you can see how long it take me to get to the local ramp). the right hand turn where the boat unloads from the rollers is at 3:50.
  12. 6.2% after moving it forward. The 5-7% is right out of the LoadRite manual that came with the boat. I do still think the trailer feels tail heavy but my prior trailer may have had more tongue weight to start with. As for the bow roller I lowered it with the boat pulled back and eyeballed it and cranked the boat slowly up to the roller. It's lined up pretty good I think. It's not like it's so high that the boat is being pulled upwards at the bow. It comes up just a bit. The other thing is when doing the test drive I'm watching the bow in the rearview and it's not rising up off the roller with the road bumps.
  13. So I moved the winch post forward 3", which puts the rear inside rollers right at the transom, and dropped the bow roller about an inch. took it out for a ride with the video camera and although it is better, the forward rollers and the second outside rollers are still getting "unloaded" with the bigger bumps. honestly, I'm not so sure that it isn't a situation where the rear roller assembly and cross member is flexing, leading the front half of the boat to lift. I did go on the LoadRite website, use the configuration to spec a trailer, and the results were the same model I have. and yes, my specs are near the top of the range for this model trailer. there is a LoadRite dealer in this town, so I'm going to pay them a visit, and I may reach out to LoadRite directly, although I bet they'll just tell me to talk to a dealer. I am also going to pick up a strap for the bow eye to the frame. in any case, no long road trips planned and the season is winding down, so I'll have time to think this over while shoveling snow. thanks to all for the info and advice.
  14. I have the factory manual for the trailer, which indicates 5-7% tongue weight objective. Trailer weighed 4200 # at scale. Tongue on bathroom scale is 260 #. 6.2%. Perfect.
  15. Thinking I need to shop a welded steel triple axle with bunks for my 19' bow rider. Break Out Another Thousand...