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Breeze Bender

Breeze Bender
I’ve grown to appreciate a classic boat trailer, especially with a classic boat on it. Last year I restored an old Gator. This recent find had the right look, and after a little sanding I was rewarded with the fender labels- an old TeeNee. The trailer was painted gray, but beneath it the original Robin’s egg blue. It won’t take much to get this looking sharp again, and I’ve got just the right Sunfish to put on it!
 

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Roller

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An old TeeNee trailer with coil springs & Panhard rod suspension is one of the best rigs for a small boat like a Sunfish--very soft ride.
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Roller

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Tee-Nee Trailer Company
215 E. Indianola Ave
Youngstown, OH

TeeNee was selling (mostly) boat trailers into the 1980's (there was a small mention of the TeeNee "Room Mate" utility trailer in the Sept 1983 issue of Popular Science magazine). I think they were gone by the late 1980s. TeeNees and small Holsclaws are great small boat trailers. Attached pic is a Holsclaw W-50 (400 lb capacity).
For a little history and some ads for TeeNee trailers, see Tee Nee - Classic Boat Library
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Breeze Bender

Breeze Bender
Before and After Pics
I could order new fender decals on eBay, but they are expensive. I masked off what remained of the original decals, primed and painted the original robin’s egg blue. Just add boat.
 

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my2fish
Walmart or a good trailer shop would have the tires and rim. I've found it's often cheaper to just buy a whole new tire and rim instead of having a tire shop change them to new tires. Make sure you get the correct # of bolt/lug holes, and the proper tire load rating.
 

Lateen

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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.
 

Lateen

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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 high speed rated and is usable on light duty trailers like those for the Sunfish. The tires are 4-ply and are rated at 590 lbs each. The same tires are also used on lugged wheels. But your point is well-taken that an off-road wheel/tire should not be used on a boat trailer.
 

Cactus Cowboy

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All I know is the wheels are falling off civilization as I use to know it.
Wheels falling off, chassis grinding against the pavement in a shower of sparks, entirely out-of-control wreck picking up speed on a steep downgrade... it ain't pretty, LOL. :eek:

Better get your sailing in while you can, before it is permanently banned... :confused:

Too much fun, you understand... can't allow the proles to enjoy themselves, it sets a bad example!!! ;)
 
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