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  1. #1
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    Default Tips on loading boat

    At the risk of sounding pathetic, any tips on loading ?
    I have an 2008 Outback DD with a tandem boatmate trailer.
    I have launched and loaded my previous boat ( a i/o runabout) without fail.
    I am finding that if the water is just at or under the fender the bow wants to slip under the roller, obviously not good.
    My previous boat had a deeper hull and was lighter cranking it on was easy.
    Just wondering if it is a matter of adjusting to this new setup.
    I can get it on, don't get me wrong, but it seems like alot of heavy cranking and the top of the bow just seems to be flirting with the roller more than I am used to.
    I have not powered it on due to this.

    Same launch site btw.

    Thanks
    Boats....vessels of freedom. 2008 Moomba Outback 340 hp.

  2. #2
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    Ramp angle and water level have a lot to do with how easy it is to load/unload the boat. Given your discription, I have a similar ramp situation, back the trailer down with the fenders slightly under the water, slowly bring the boat up and ensure you will have the bow over the front roller. Next, pull the truck/trailer forward until the fenders are slightly out of the water, then power the boat forward to the stop. I have a boat buddy, so no cranking. Using this method, you should not have to crank at all, just attach the strap and tighten.
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    Sounds like the ramp angle is steeper than most I load on. That would cause the bow to want to slip under the roller. As maxpower states, just don't back down as far. Try loading with trailer out a bit. You can back in and dunk the bunks in the water and then pull back out. That's what I would try.
    Some of my ramps the angle is so flat that I damn near have to have the entire trailer in the water
    2007 Moomba Outback - waiting for summer!

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  4. #4
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    I just have the wife and kids move to the back of the boat so I get enough bow lift to get it over the roller. After my wife gets it close to the roller that is.

    Ron
    2011 Mobius LSV

    Ron

  5. #5
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    Hey Alberta Boy,

    I have the same issue with my 03 Outback. I just lower the trailer so the tops of the fenders are in the water. I can then float right up to the winch and hook up, crank and good to go. The bow of the outback is low, but once you do it a couple of times, it really is no problem.

    Richard
    2007 LSV
    2003 Outback - Sold

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    with my 05 I have to have fender tops just out of water to get over roller. I drive on slowly then hook up and have wife back in a little to make cranking easier.
    Nick

    2005 Moomba outback

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    I have the same issue at one of my regular ramps i use and so i bring boat up till its almost on, atach starp then back in trailer more,Making tugging the boat up easier. Then boat is almost floating over trailer. Now the trick is to have driver pull out slowly and try to centre boat as it comes out. Sometimes a couple trys but its a lot easier on the crank.

    Really depends on the ramp.....
    07 Outback DD

  8. #8
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    Thanks all. I was hoping it wasn't just me.
    Guess I just need to dial in a system.
    Boats....vessels of freedom. 2008 Moomba Outback 340 hp.

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    Powering on 😓


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    David

    2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    Powering on
    Yup me too. If I don't at the dock I've been launching from it becomes a 3 man operation. I've found out ramp angle is the deciding factor. I've adjusted the tow point on the boat as low as possible with my existing hitch and if I go with what the manual says the bow still ends up below the bow stop. I might end up modifying the bunks a bit higher, but at that point I'll have to put the trailer deeper in the water.

    If you haven't seen it already, there is another thread on this.

    http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showt...-help-required


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