Originally Posted by Into The Blue
The main rollers are soft enough to deform when the boat's on them but it also has a hard nylon keel roller that has previously damaged the keel of the boat. Reading you post has made me wonder if there is simply too much weight on the keel roller and the main rollers are acting as guides and not allowing it to move properly.
Think I'll see if I can replace the U bolts to allow lifthing the boat off the keel roller and see if it moves. Thanks all - might just have a solution
When I first got my 38ft Cigarette, it was a PITA to get off the multi roller trailer. Replacing a broken roller improved it but the real gain was made when I adjusted the rollers.
The way I adjusted it was to get a car jack under each group of rollers, loosen the nuts and then jack it up till I got some resistance. Some of the rollers had to be adjusted over an inch.
Not sure if this is the right way, but now my 38footer is now a one man launch and recover boat.
I am about to go through it all again with the Ribtec 890SX as I have just purchased a new trailer.