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Old 10 November 2003, 15:52   #1
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Boat recovery

Just as a matter of interest what method of putting boat back on trailer do you use?

1. Reverse trailer into water and drive boat on.

2. Reverse until trailer wheels are at waters edge and winch like buggery to get boat on trailer.

Any other methods?

I use the first method
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I just go in till the back wheels of my car are in the water and get my son to drive the boat straight on and a good way up. Winch it the last 8 inches or so.

I have seen boats puled up with the trailer wheels just out of the water but it looked pretty dam pointless to me specially at the time they were on a fresh water lake. The only time i might consider that method is when the tide is rushing past the slipway and pushing the boat sideways off the rollers. In that situation it may well be easyer to winch like buggery bacause the boat will come up straight first time.
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Old 10 November 2003, 16:43   #3
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Re: Boat recovery

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winch like buggery
What trailer have you got? Roller or bunk?
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Old 10 November 2003, 17:35   #4
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I have a bunk/roller trailer....

Reverse car/trailer until rear roller is just under water. Winch like buggery. Safe, simple and works in the rough, esp when you are on your own.

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I have a roller trailer.

Often am on my own so prefered method is reverse trailer part-way into water, drive boat onto rollers and right upto the winch post.

Switch off engine , tilt it up, lean over and clip winch strap onto bow eye then step over the bow onto dry land,
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Ditto with Martin - only diff is I have to leave engine running at just over idle ahead to keep it on the trailer until the hook is placed on the eye on the bow or the boat just rolls back in again

Sometimes, if there's a bit of chop, I winch the boat onto the trailer with the trailer out of the water a bit more to avoid the boat jumping up and down on the trailer too much which it would do if the trailer was further in the water.

On a good day, I can get around the back of the van without getting my feet wet which is pretty good.

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I recently wrote an article on launching and recovering boats for a PBO supplement on towing. Send me an email with "Boat Launching" in the subject line if you would like a copy.
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Well done Geoff!

I meant to mention that supplement on Ribnet I think it came with the current issue of Practical Boat Owner and it covers everything about towing. It explains the legal issues quite well also.
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Old 11 November 2003, 13:05   #9
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Re: Re: Boat recovery

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What trailer have you got? Roller or bunk?
I have a roller trailer for my Ribtec. And also both dive club boats have roller coaster trailers. I put trailer in till car wheels are just a water edge then drive boat on. However the dive club always stop with the trailer wheels just out of water and then winch boat on. Despite my constant nagging of how much easier my way is they will not change. I just wanted to see what was the most comon method used by you guys.
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Docking Arms

Hi Tue,

A lot of the guy's at our club have modified their trailers with a pair of verticle Docking Arms.

These arms rise vertically above the tops of the gunwhale or tube and is very visible from the surface. The width of the arm is matched to the width of your boat and you drive straight on knowing that the arms keeps your keel straigth inline with the rollers on the bottom of your trailer. Works every time.

A company called Hayling Trailers custom make them for about a 100.00 a pair.

Hope this is helpfull.

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