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06-30-2014, 10:38 AM #112005 XLV Gravity Games Edition
06-30-2014, 10:35 PM #12Member
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- Sep 2013
Need some loading advice
Any tips on centering the back once connected to the winch. That's seems to be our biggest problem but I think sometimes it's because of landings that are not even close to level.
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06-30-2014, 10:51 PM #13Senior Member
2006 Outback V - Gone
- Join Date
- Aug 2008
- Cottage Grove, MN
2008 LSV - Gone
2013 other brand
07-01-2014, 10:20 AM #14
Roller trailers suck because the boat will roll right back off the trailer...you literally need to keep the prop engaged- thankfully wakeboard boats don't come with roller trailers.
Anyways, my wife always drives the boat on the trailer. I find that keeping the trailer a bit shallow (top of the fender even with the water) allows for her to come in fast enough that the boat stays straight and quickly slow down as the boat heads up the trailer. Once on, I hook up the winch rope and have her give it a bit of gas to drive it all the way up.
Every time we load the boat people stand around in amazement that we get out in 30 seconds. She always gets "wow- that's how you load a boat" comments as we drive out ....
Also, when we launch the boat I have everyone get in the boat while waiting, when it's my turn I'll back in and she will fire up the boat, back out into the bay, wait for me to park, and then pick me up on a dock around the corner..we are in and out in seconds..unlike 90% of boaters who have no respect for others ...
Last edited by brad460; 07-01-2014 at 10:26 AM.
07-01-2014, 10:47 AM #15
07-01-2014, 10:58 AM #16
I also agree with what others have said to the OP's post... If you load your boat w/o damaging it, and are out of the way quickly, you are doing better than 99% of the other boaters at the ramp. There's nothing wrong with bouncing off of the bunks a little to self-center.'13 Mobius LSV
'05 Mobius LSV - Sold
07-01-2014, 11:31 AM #17
I try to leave the front bunks about 1/3 to 1/2 way out of the water. I back up a little bit further first to wet everything a little bit then pull forward to that spot. Of course the steepness of your ramp will always be a factor. I have done this on other (steeper) ramps and the bow wanted to go under the roller. Had to pull out a bit to get more boat on the trailer.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
07-01-2014, 12:04 PM #18Senior Member
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- May 2014
- Clermont, Fl
Dat's what I do too...get the bunks soaked and then pull the trailer up until the top of the fenders are no more than 1" out of the water.Ed Geary
2009 Moomba Outback V
07-01-2014, 03:27 PM #1906 Mobius LSV, GIII (now with 1100 in the port locker), perfect pass, wakeplate
Kicker KM10 Sub, dual batteries
07-01-2014, 05:26 PM #20
No one has mentioned the speed that they come in approaching the trailer. Is this a factor when it comes to bouncing off of things? I find if i go too slow it starts to go sideways. I looked at my front rails and there is really not much margin for error getting that front ridge between them. I think that's whats kicking me sideways.2005 XLV Gravity Games Edition