I acquired a light weight boat trailer. Not much to look at but I wanted the axle and wheels mainly. I want to build a trailer to haul kayaks on. Simple center posts with arms sticking outwards to mount the boats on.
I never do anything simple though. I want to enclose the trailer. My idea is a simple frame work covered with aircraft nylon. The idea is simple the details are not. I am tossing around ideas for a framework. I want something cheap and lightweight as possible.
I will probably have to weld up a metal frame and put a Pressure Treated plywood floor down so I have a solid base to start with. I am leaning toward doors on the side to make loading the boats easier since the trailer has to be 20' long inside. I am thinking bi-fold doors that fold down and against the trailer. Just a frame with nylon covering.
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These are some sketches. I was thinking of at least covering the corners with plywood to add rigidity to the frame. Maybe a 12" wide. Some ply across the front maybe at the bottom couple of feet. Just enough to make the structure rigid.
Lots more questions than answers. I was thinking 2x2's in the corners and 1" think framing most places. The center of the roof can be supported by the kayak racks. Those will have to be metal.
Tossing around ideas and figured someone might have some input. This may not be worth the trouble of expense. I can build an open trailer very easy. But I love the idea of boats out of site and out of the sun. I could just park the trailer and not have to unload the boats. The trailer would protect them.