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    Old Trailers with Old Boats

    Webfoot1. "Wheels ... are ... tires?" I think you are saying that any wheel/tire combination without lug nuts is "not made for extended road use." That is not always the case. That type of wheel is becoming rarer in a trailer use, but the wheel/tire combination that I referenced above is...
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    Old Trailers with Old Boats

    I found some. 8 inch Fixed Hub Integral Tire and Rim at Trailer Parts Superstore
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    Old Trailers with Old Boats

    No, I need a WHEEL like the one in the picture. The tires are easy to find, but a wheel with no lug holes is not.
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    Old Trailers with Old Boats

    Where can one by a wheel like that? I need a spare for my trailer.
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    Turtle Prevention

    Do you know what is the diameter of the "large size pool noodle?" Would 6 inches work? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001RPY1PC/?coliid=IPY2DDIYSC6H0&colid=1MUKB8O78FWP9&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
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    5 Small Holes

    Thanks for that important information. I suppose that the ID plate must have had a corresponding hole then?
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    5 Small Holes

    So then, the hull needs a vent?
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    5 Small Holes

    On the front wall of my 1968 Starfish cockpit are 5 small holes. I saw the same thing on a picture of another Sunfish or clone. What was this? Is there any reason I shouldn't plug them?
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    Inscribing a Hull Information Number

    I've never used pop rivets on fiberglass. Are there any other tricks to it? What size did you use? Aluminum or stainless steel?
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    Inscribing a Hull Information Number

    I appreciate the responses and suggestions. I have an engraver, but I kind of shuddered at doing this to nice gel coat. I found that, as Cactus Cowboy mentions, Arkansas allows an engraved metal plate.
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    Inscribing a Hull Information Number

    I bought a 1968 Starfish about 3 weeks ago from someone who lives in Oklahoma. I obtained a title for the boat. The title contained a HIN, but that HIN is nowhere on the boat. My state requires boat purchasers to take a picture of the HIN or do a pencil rubbing of it. Since mine has no HIN...
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    Turtle Prevention

    Good point. I appreciate that caution.
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    Turtle Prevention

    Maybe I will add pool noodle and test it in shallow water. I appreciate you who've commented. Still hoping to hear from someone who's tried the pool noodle. I'm wondering what sort of tape to use--gaffer?
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    Turtle Prevention

    I thought this looked like a good idea (4 big pool noodles on the upper spar to prevent turtling). Has anyone done this? If so, have you tried capsizing? Do you have any advice?
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