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sandm
03-14-2011, 06:54 PM
so decided to show the trailer some love this spring since I spent a grip on the stereo last year. the factory jack is a pos if you plan on moving the boat around any distance, especially if it's up in the air(and lets face it, who wants to raise/lower it more than you have to), so I decided to look into the fulton jack upgrade.

as you all know, they don't bolt on, but either need a plate welded on, c-clamped to the frame rails(cheesy) or an adaptor plate.

spent a ton of time researching and making phone calls on adapter plates and found a solution if any others are looking to do this mod as well....

-pete at smoothwatersports offers them, but he is horrid to get ahold of(ALL calls go to an answering service. he does return calls, but if you don't answer when he calls, goes straight to answering service again), and read a few stories about 2 months to ship. price is the lowest. have to remove factory center post, so no going back.
-tim at catalinaskirace@hotmail.com has them for sale for $50 shipped to your door. I bought one from him. quick to ship. pics below. pita to buy from as he does not take paypal, and checks require time to clear. sent M.O. last monday and have it 8 days later. factory post remains should you go back to the original jack.
-chucktronics out of california on ww has started making and selling them. highest price at $55(not sure if that's shipped or not), but his list being powdercoated. not sure if that's a deal breaker as mine was painted(just like trailer) so it should last.. factory post remains on his as well.

thought I'd post up my experiences shopping for one just incase someone else out there wants to bling-up their trailer as well...

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/SDC11158.jpg

viking
03-14-2011, 09:20 PM
Thanks SandM.
I've been researching and found the same sources but not to the point of buying yet so hadn't contacted any of them (or tried). Been scanning the forums and webpages.

Did you buy the matching winch too?

sandm
03-14-2011, 10:07 PM
Not matching, but close. Cabelas sent it to me broke, so waitin on a new one :(

WaterBullDawg1980
03-15-2011, 12:34 AM
I did this last year and couldn't find anything online so I took it to a local welding shop to ask them about it. They cut a piece for me and welded it on my trailer for $25. But I did have to paint it myself with that little tiny brush that comes with the Boatmate touch up paint. That part took me a little while, but I did put on a few coats.

I need to snap some pics of it since it was painted. Looks fantastic.

badasshybrid
03-15-2011, 12:55 AM
I have been wanting one of those jacks on mine. I hate pushing it with the jack thats on it now.

WaterBullDawg1980
03-15-2011, 10:29 AM
I have been wanting one of those jacks on mine. I hate
pushing it with the jack thats on it now.


Definitely an improvement with the F2. Mine was put on bc of the other one had a broken but I am glad I switched to an F2 now that's it's on. Makes it much easier for my wife to move when helping put it on and off the truck or just when moving it around the garage.

You'll all be happy once its on.

morgan040
03-16-2011, 04:02 PM
Does anyone know if the fulton F2 winch will bolt on or do you need an adaptor for that too??

sandm
03-16-2011, 04:42 PM
I bought this one and it looks like a straight bolt-on. it was broken out of the box so waiting for a replacement, but the boltholes looked like they lined up.

http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_011039_999_01?rgn=0,0,1434,1500&scl=2.857142857142857&fmt=jpeg&id=1l3rKI_5w8eljRP_kZcyHK

csm
03-16-2011, 04:49 PM
sandm - are the wheels on the F2 easier to position than on the factory jack? I have to kick the hell out of the wheel on the factory jack to get the wheel going in the direction I want in my garage.

kaneboats
03-16-2011, 04:53 PM
Ditto??? And I have a bud that owns a welding shop.

sandm
03-16-2011, 06:13 PM
won't know for 2 weeks. jack shipped tuesday, but I'm heading to montana to pick up a new-to-us car for the gf.

all the feedback I read on both the forums here and ww indicates that for those of us that have to move the boat around a lot, this jack is the saviour :)
I am tired of kicking mine around, and lowering it every time I move it 10 feet for fear of the factory unit collapsing.

viking
03-18-2011, 10:31 PM
Where in MT? I'll buy u a beer :)

sandm
03-21-2011, 12:10 PM
sorry viking, just saw this..
went to hamilton. was a quick trip. up sat morning and back down sun morning..

going back in may for a few days. how far away are you from hamilton/missoula?

viking
03-21-2011, 01:04 PM
probably as far away as you :)
It's about a 5 hour trip from Billings to Hamilton

sandm
03-21-2011, 01:24 PM
oh. don't see that happening :(

I want to get up to play golf at the old copper mine, so maybe that trip.. think it's a tad closer.

JesseC
03-30-2011, 01:48 AM
Which jack does everybody prefer? I noticed that there is a two wheel version or a single wide wheel version. Which one seems to perform better?

sandm
03-30-2011, 10:19 AM
not having put it on yet, seems that I see the 2wheeled version on all the boats at my dealership that have the f2 upgrade and looking at the posts on ebay, seems there are more of the dual, so that's the one I ordered.

showed up yesterday and can't wait for a nice weekend day to "pimp out" the trailer :)

gus 08 mobius lsv
04-03-2011, 10:09 PM
i put on the f2 dual wheel jack with this same adapter plate and everything worked out great. it wheels around a lot easier and its just a lot beefier jack.

cpatten
04-06-2011, 04:04 PM
Apparantly Boatmate just got Adapter plates in yesterday, they are $64.00 though :D

sandm
04-06-2011, 05:40 PM
highest price yet. I would hope they are offering them color-matched for that price..

contact the guy I did. he was quick to ship and the plate is top quality. only downside is no paypal :(