Don't mean to hijack but what winches are you guys using? It's near impossible to get the Mojo up against the bow stop with the 1500# stock winch even with it partially floating... I'm afraid I'm going to spin the handle off. I've been looking at a Fulton F2 2 speed 3200#, and the 2000# on my last boat and it was awesome.
This past weekend, I trashed my prop trying to force the boat to the bow stop... sure would be nice if you could close the ~2" gap with a winch.
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09-06-2013, 01:19 AM #1612013 Moomba Mojo 2.5
09-06-2013, 08:00 AM #162
Bestia the 2013 Moomba Mojo
I have no problem reaching the bow stop. Are you limited on how far you can back your trailer in?
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09-06-2013, 08:40 AM #163
09-06-2013, 09:08 AM #164
My question had to do with winches. I've seen non standard winches on several peoples trailers. It would be nice if once you pulled out and found you had a 1" gap to your bow stop that you could crank the winch and get it up there.
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09-06-2013, 09:56 AM #165
I recently switched my winch to the Fulton F2. Not the 2 speed, just the beefed up version of the stock style.
You will not be able to crank the bow to the bow stop unless its in the water. No way.
I have proped my boat on this year on the trailer and never did with my LSV.
The issues i have learned with the Mojo is with the wide nose, it doesn't center on the trailer as well as the deeper V nose boats. Also it has more weight on the nose section that's riding on the trailer so its much harder to crank up then a V nose such as the LSV.
Normally i can drive the boat on the trailer and then crank it with it just in gear enough to releave the pressure on my winch. Not the case with the Mojo, this is how it got proped.
The way we load the boat now is run the trailer down deep, 5 or 6inches over the fenders. Drive the boat up to the trailer and shut her off as the nose passes the guide poles. Then i can winch her up to the bow stop. My driver and a crew person will hold the guide-poles to center the boat. I pull it out of the water then one will jump on the swim deck and make sure the boat is sitting on the bunks correctly. If so i pull the boat up the ramp.
I find it much more frustrating to trailer the Mojo then my LSV but once i got used to the new style it was no issue.
As for just muscling on the boat using the winch, i have ripped several straps doing this, so many that i keep a spare in the truck.Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
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09-06-2013, 09:59 AM #166
Not sure though that a different winch solves your problem. You're still manually cranking some 4,000 lbs.
Lot of good advice in this thread for loading. I'd suggest that you get the fenders UNDER the water.
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09-06-2013, 12:09 PM #167
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09-06-2013, 08:47 PM #168
Bestia the 2013 Moomba Mojo
Yes you want the highest part of your fenders at least 2" UNDER water.
Having your fenders above the waterline could be what contributed to your prop strike, if you back deep enough down the trailer should be too low under the floating boat for the prop to come into contact
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