Originally Posted by dena
Weld a sleeve or something to stitch the old tongue together.
Invest in a few cans of rust-o-leum.
Spray the trailer liberally with rust-o-leum until all accessible areas are covered with as much spray as possible.
How did salt water collect in the trailer tongue enough to cause a rust through?
How deep do you dunk the trailer when launching/retrieving the boat?
Sounds like your technique could use some refinement to limit the trailer's exposure to salt water.
the ramp i go to alot is not very steep so you have to back down quite a ways to get the boat of/on ,,,,
there is no tounge left, its a fairly old trailer and it has had a lot
of use, pluss it used to flood at my old house almost every year for
about a month or so(fresh water), so it has seen its fair share of
abuse, and it has never been painted or washed of, so its served me
well, it wouldent have been an issue couple of years ago before the
economy tanked, now i dont like buying anything i dont have to have,and
its going into my slow season