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  1. #1
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    Default launching Boat questions

    I been having trouble launching and also getting the boat back on the trailer ave looking for recommendations. When i launch the boat the bow is getting stuck on the bow stop roller.when getting yhe boat back on the trailer the bow hits the bow stop roller and i struggle to get the bow over the roller. I followed the manual which says to have the fenders a couple inches under water. I am not sure if the hitch is too high or low or something else I am doing. Any suggestions?
    2007 Moomba Outback V

  2. #2
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    Sounds like you are backing the trailer too deep.

  3. #3
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    I have tried not backing as far but then struggle to get the boat off the trailer
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    Default launching Boat questions

    How steep of a ramp are you launching on? On the lakes I use, I put the boat trailer fenders 1" under the water and it is perfect. Sounds like your ramp is steeper than what I use.
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  5. #5
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    Default Re: launching Boat questions

    Sucks, it's probably the ramp angel. On my old ramp you had to power load it( insert power loading complaints, bla bla, bla).

    Just leave the trailer a little higher out of the water and then use a little throttle to push it up and crank pulley at the same time..
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  6. #6
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    Fenders under water to launch. Fenders tops out of water to load. Thats how I do it
    Jack Beams
    '05 Outback DD
    325HP EFI Indmar

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    "Fenders under water to launch. Fenders tops out of water to load."

    good rule of thumb jmb!

    Exactly how I do it. To launch boat, truck driver backs boat down ramp far enough where he hits the brakes and the boat slides into the water.
    Ed Geary
    2009 Moomba Outback V
    Clermont, Fl

  8. #8
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    I tried using a lower hitch which seemed to help a little. Never really took notice to the angel of the launch ramp until today. I will have to try the fenders at the top of the water tomorrow morning. If only there was a lake community near by, I would just buy a new home on the lake, that would solve that problem quickly..... although, I may miss watching all the Wall's trying back their trailers in and out of the water. On second thought, I wouldn't miss it at all.
    2007 Moomba Outback V

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbyg88 View Post
    I tried using a lower hitch which seemed to help a little. Never really took notice to the angel of the launch ramp until today. I will have to try the fenders at the top of the water tomorrow morning. If only there was a lake community near by, I would just buy a new home on the lake, that would solve that problem quickly..... although, I may miss watching all the Wall's trying back their trailers in and out of the water. On second thought, I wouldn't miss it at all.
    That would solve the problem.
    Jack Beams
    '05 Outback DD
    325HP EFI Indmar

  10. #10
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    Great advise on getting boat back up on trailer. Top of fenders at the surface of the water worked great. Bow came up over the bow roller and I had the wife gas it a little bit and done .. only problem the trailer winch broke.
    2007 Moomba Outback V

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