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Old 14 April 2014, 07:17   #11
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Sorry, double post, thought I had deleted it!
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Old 14 April 2014, 08:50   #12
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I have spent so much time trying to learn how and where to mount my electric trolling motor! Now I know! Thanks.
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Old 14 April 2014, 09:39   #13
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Hi Bassstalker.
They key to getting mine on is my low trailer and hi towbar.
I have a swan neck on my CRV which is high off the ground, combined with low carpeted bunks and high winch post the Sib almost drives onto the trailer with launch wheels deployed.
It's a a home made trailer - made from a B&Q Duuo collapsible camping trailer with a lot of mods. I can stand on the box platform and lift/ pull the bow of the Sib a little onto the carpeted bunks.
I then attach the winch to my transom rope and winch it on fully.
As the beach I normally launch on is on an incline that helps get the Sib on without any hassle.
I have in the past disconnected the trailer from my old Mondeo put down home made wooden choks to hold in place raised the nose of the trailer up with the jockey wheel thus lowering the rear of the trailer further.
Winched Sib on till it's on enough to push the trailer nose down-lower trailer and reattached to car.
I've attached the best photos I have of the trailer to see if it helps explain.
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Old 14 April 2014, 09:56   #14
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Thanks. So does the rope go over top of boat? So you only start winching when boat is on front?
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Old 14 April 2014, 10:20   #15
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Yep Wiinch strap goes over bow tube. It connects to the rope that I have attached to the transom eyelets. I have another small piece of rope that goes between the two lifting rings inside the sib, basically a short rope horizontally straddled between the two tubes near the bow.
Put winch strap under this rope to help lift the bow of the sib up when it is being winched on,
It's hard to explain in words but really simple in practice,
I will post pics the next time im out.
My bunks are only 19 inches off of the ground which is the key to allowing me to dry launch and recover.
I have also used a rope extension from the winch strap to pull the Sib accross soft sand when I had my mondeo and didn't fancy getting it stuck.
Hope this helps.
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Old 14 April 2014, 10:34   #16
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Cheap and nasty old blue nylon type carpet on the bunks and a wet Sib bottom helps reduce friction when sliding Sib on / off. If your trailer is too high your always going to struggle doing it dry.
My electric arr attached to trailer do mine can't go into the brine,
Found another old pic of sib and trailer from when I built trailer.

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Old 14 April 2014, 12:43   #17
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Took some pics of sib sitting on trailer to illustrate how low at the back mines is. As the wheels are so close to the rear it is virtually impossible to scrape it off of the ground unless you lift the nose 5 ft in the air!
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