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Thread: Tips on loading boat
07-08-2012, 12:05 PM #1
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.
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07-08-2012, 12:42 PM #2Senior Member
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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.1997 MasterCraft 205
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07-08-2012, 02:52 PM #3
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
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07-08-2012, 03:15 PM #4
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.
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07-08-2012, 04:29 PM #5
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.
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07-08-2012, 04:45 PM #6Member
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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
07-08-2012, 07:07 PM #7Senior Member
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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
07-08-2012, 07:18 PM #8
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.
07-13-2012, 01:17 AM #9
Powering on 😓
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07-13-2012, 09:11 AM #10
If you haven't seen it already, there is another thread on this.
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