That poll really needs an "I'm with Sumner
" option. That original jack on my 26X's steel factory trailer was pretty dodgy, with its inner worm gearing already "slippy" by the time I got her (possibly from repeated wheel strikes with the ground?). So one of the first things I did once I got her to the boatyard was grind it off at the welds with an angle grinder like this one
, powered by one of these handy little fuss-bucket generators
(now available in green), using a metal grinding wheel like this one
, painted up the resulting void and bare metal with some Iron Armor® Gloss Black Chassis And Grille Paint
(this and the Iron Armor® Black Rust Reformer Spray Paint
is great stuff for the trailer, if you've got an old steel one...Remember: I had to pass mine off as a brand new "homebuilt" to get it titled, so it had to look pretty dandy indeed.) I then slapped on a bolt-on 1000 lb. Capacity Swing-Back Trailer Jack
that I already had handy, and it's been dreamy ever since: pull and click she's up, pull and click she's down. Frankly, I think that original jack design was just a problem waiting to happen.
I would only add that folks needing to maneuver around on grass or other challenging surfaces might do well to use a 1500 lb. Capacity Dual Wheel Swing-Back Boat Trailer Jack
instead of a single wheeled unit.