Here's a challange to all you.......
....would-be engineers. Although I've received a little advice on this matter already from a trusted forum member, I can not help myself but open this up for discussion and advice, furthermore, I'm sure it will prompt some decent jibes.
Here's the problem / question.
I wish to launch and recover my boat without getting the chassis of my jeep too wet whilst also alleviating the fear of getting stuck in the sand. So far the only idea I can come up with (stolen to be honest) is to extend the distance from the vehicle to the trailer by way of a 15ft (ish) extension bar (see picture).
Unfortunately I'm informed that by simply placing this bar between the two I will create a consatina effect and simply sandwich the bar between the boat and trailer whilst possibly causing damage due to the forces created through the leverage of the bar, just as one might purposefully manufacture force with a pipe on the end of a spanner to loosen a nut and bolt - are you with me so far ?
Anyway - any ideas ?
Buy it & Use it, then sell it and buy something bigger