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Boat Trailering Guys:,
I'm new to Boating and took my 'Used' Boat out to see what the dealer didn't tell me when he sold it "as is" found a lot of work to do. Trailer had some a Major Rust Spot, now cut out and replaced + Reinforced. Besides that when I trailered the Boat after the test run, I saw how Rusty the Hitch actually was and that the lock was in bad shape. To make the story short, the boat slipped back on the Trailer. Luckily I chained the Boat from the Anchor Ties also to the trailer, because that's what kept her on. My Question, is it possible to move the Boat up further on the Trailer without going into the water again? (30 minute ride I'd rather not risk to reset the trailer). I do plan to pull this manually 'rusted' Hitch and replace it with an electric one. Sincerely, Lou
Answered on: 2/2007
That all depends on the type of trailer you have and how heavy your boat is. If you have a roller trailer then you should be able to winch the boat back in place. If it is a bunk trailer then the weight of the boat will be a factor in whether you will be able to winch it back without getting it wet. If you do attempt to reposition the boat "dry" check your bow eye to make sure that it is properly attached and not suffering from corrosion. If the boat does not move with modest effort then you will have no choice but to get it wet.
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