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Old 09 May 2013, 12:18   #1
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getting boat out of the water- lateral thinking required

I need some help, our slip is on a river and cantilevers out over the water so at best it is 3" above the water level at worst 6".

this makes it quite a PITA to get the boats out of the water. We have a manual winch at the top of the slip but you still have to lift the front of the boat 9"-12" out of the water vertically before the bows are on the back of the trailer.

What i am trying to work out is a way of lifting the boats the first bit onto the trailer that will not get in the way of the boat later on...
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Old 09 May 2013, 12:29   #3
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Whats the cantilever part of the ramp made of. If its wood can it be altered to follow the same angle as the rest of the ramp.
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Old 09 May 2013, 14:24   #4
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You could do with a break back trailer.

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You want to either convert your trailer to break back or buy a break back trailer!
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Whats the cantilever part of the ramp made of. If its wood can it be altered to follow the same angle as the rest of the ramp.
^^ this.
or the back break trailer.
or a davit on the shore to lift the bow of the boat until the trailer winch can pull it forward onto the trailer.
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Old 09 May 2013, 16:52   #7
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Thanks, unfortunately we have 5+ trailers and can't replace them all with breakback ones, the cantilever bit is made from wooden sleepers.
Wondering if some sort of a frame affair might be the way forward.
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Aquadock then, drive the boat onto it then winch it onto the trailer - only problem is you need somewhere to keep it.
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Old 09 May 2013, 17:03   #9
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Buy an engine gantry on ebay - the A frame type not the crane type, wide enough for a trailer to go through - I got mine for 200 and it lifts 2tonnes
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Ask Wavelength on here as I'm sure he had a vid. Of launching off the side of a slip with infect not using the slip
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