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Old 07-10-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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OK, when I load my boat (27' Pro Line) and snug it down with the winch, the bow is against the bow rollers. However, when I pull it out of the water it is no longer against them, but about 6 inches away. I crank down on the winch pretty good as well. Also, the winch hits them when loading and unloading. My only guess is that this isn't the proper trailer for the boat? The bow hook is between the two bow rollers where it is supposed to be as well. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:29 AM   #3
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Do u use a nylon strap or rope?if so stretch will come into play. My 22' stratos always did the same thing until i switched to a steel cable.
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No, Its steel cable not strap or rope. Im taking the trailer to Eddie English and let him fix everything.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
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You have the trailer deep. To deep more than likely.


The angle of the boat [level] and the angle of the trailer [angled] are different. Having the trailer to deep affects this more.

Then you end up with what your talking about. Furthermore the talk of hitting the pulpit on the winch confirms this.

loading a boat and having the trailer at the correct depth takes some practice and experimenting to get the correct depth for easy loading.

Are you floating it on?
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Yes, I am floating it on. Its more of an issue when unloading it. So what your saying is I am backing the trailer to far into the water?
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Sounds like it. If you use the same ramp all the time, you can experiment with how much your trailer fenders are in or out of the water, and when you get it right, duplicate it every time. For example, I know I'm right when I have 2" of fender out of the water.
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Thanks for the info.. I will try it once I get it all set up by Eddie..
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:29 PM   #10
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Is it an aluminium trailer? Its flexing...
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