My birth father, the one they call "nubs" cause of all his missing fingers... The one who just cut off his last two fully functional fingers...
He has finally done something that has a GOOD chance to better his life!
Larry, My dad... His best friend, "FatMan" just passed away last weekend. FatMan, was a scooter mech. He had in his possession, one of the coolest trailers in the world. It was custom built for him, by local man. It is a 2 wheeled trailer, about 4.5 foot wide and 10 foot long. What makes it cool? Well the middle of the trailer is a U Channel, wide enough for the widest Motorcycle tire to easily fit in and the entire trailer floor can be raised and lowered with an electric winch. The floor will sit flat on the ground, so you can roll a bike right onto it.
FatMan's wife knew that my dad liked that trailer, so she called him and sold it to him. With the business license, Trailer, Insurance and some labor he had to farm out... It is taking his entire savings. But, He is now the proud owner of Nub's Towing!
I spent a couple hours there this weekend, helping him to redo the electricals and wire him in a weatherproof 3 position momentary switch for the winch. The trailer had been neglected for the last few years. The winch worked by holding the two wires to a battery in the metal lockbox on the Tongue of the trailer. The battery had also been grounding out against the metal lid of the lockbox. So I wired in a quick disconnect, a DPDT switch, rubber liner on the lid over the battery, and rewired the trailer lights and hookup.
Once his business cards get here, two of the local scooter dealers have said they will use him and recommend him to their customers. Here is hoping LOTS of bikes break down
I have a really good feeling about this for him and REALLY hope this is his chance.