All photos and captions by Mark Hicks
The previous owner of my 25-year-old bass boat had replaced the trailer’s bunks, winch and jack. The trailer’s frame was solid but showing rust. I revitalized the frame with a chip-resistant truck-bed coating. The textured coating hid blemishes caused by rust and made the trailer look like new. My total investment in materials was around $150. Here’s how I did it.
A friend let me store my boat in his slip so I could strip the trailer. The fenders on my trailer are connected with bolts, which allowed me to remove them.