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  1. #21
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    This thread is old, I realize, but I'm dealing with same issue. We either have to power load or crank a LONG way to get my supra 21V loaded. And if I go where I can get the boat in easily then the bow goes under the roller.

    It seems the boatmate trailers don't have the bow stop the correct height. Some people have lowered it, but that means major structural welding and I'm not comfortable with that, so this summer I'm going to try and raise my bunks with spacers to see if that helps.

    Very frustrating. My bow is showing gel coat damage due to the weight of the boat on the roller. It's totally smashed as we get it loaded, it shouldn't be that way.

  2. #22
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    Feb 2008
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    Default Tips on loading boat

    Back the trailer way in, pull the boat all the way up so the tip of the bow is maybe 1" from the roller and hook up and lock the winch. Pull the trailer forward just enough to raise the bow over the roller. Crank the winch the rest of the way.

    I had your problem all the time, then I started doing it this way, now its easy as pie.

  3. #23
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    Default Tips on loading boat

    You can burry your rear truck tires 6" into the water and float on and off every time, only thing you have to worry about is the boat centering, which by pulling out slowly it centers most of the time. I could easily weld front bunks on my trailer but since I started doing it this way I have no need to.
    -Jake

  4. #24
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    Mar 2012
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    I feel your pain on the loading. I bought my 05 outback last year and had same issues. as mentioned above I back in and sink the fenders to wet the bunks then pull up just till the fenders peek out of the water and its perfect.
    Nick

    2005 Moomba outback

  5. #25
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    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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    Same as mine. Don't have much problem
    Jack Beams
    '05 Outback DD
    325HP EFI Indmar

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Tips on loading boat

    Power load it. Much easier..

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    2002 Moomba Mobius LSV - Sold
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV

  7. #27
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    Nov 2010
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    Default Tips on loading boat

    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    Power load it. Much easier..

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    And destroy the boat ramp!

    At least that's what it does in south east TX


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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.

  8. #28
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    Default Re: Tips on loading boat

    Must have soft concrete in TX.. Hehehe

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    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV

  9. #29
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    Default Tips on loading boat

    Shallow ramps. Probably 4-5 ft at full pool and nothing is ever full pool. A couple years ago I walked down one ramp, just under chest deep at the end of the concrete then a straight drop off o about a foot and a half or so. 3 feet father back it was thigh deep...

    Powering on washes out the ground at the end of the ramp and then builds a sand bar right behind the ramp. Don't do it in shallow lakes...


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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. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    Powering on washes out the ground at the end of the ramp and then builds a sand bar right behind the ramp. Don't do it in shallow lakes...
    I dinged up a brand new prop backing off the trailer due to this a few years back. Not a happy camper but our water level was way low. However I'm guilty of power loading 99.9% of the time so maybe I deserved it.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

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