Re: [omc-boats] Trailer

From: Glenn Halweg <glennhalweg@...>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 12:33:17 -0500

Thanks Greg,

What I have in mind is using a floor jack to raise up the aft end and put a
6x6 on jackstands under it. Then do the same with the bow. Boat will be kind
of tippy but I think it should half way balance. I will have two helpers to
try and balance it while I pull the one trailer out and back the other one
under. If that doesn't seem feasible I'll drop it on a couple of 6x6's
fastened together so it isn't completely on the ground. I do have a 1 ton
chain hoist that I would use in conjunction with the trailer winch. If worse
comes to worse I can always grease the bunks.

I will of course remove the drive unit before trying anything.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Van Vliet" <gvanvliet@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 12:13 PM
Subject: RE: [omc-boats] Trailer

>I used two forklifts at my work to transfer my boat on to the trailer that
> I built. I put padding (carpet pieces) over the forks of one and lifted
> the hull directly at the stern, and used chains with the other forflift
> postioned on the side perpendicular to the bow to lift at the front
> cleats.
> It worked very well. I was going to use an overhead hoist attached to all
> four cleats or with slings (the way a boatyard crane would do it) but the
> forklifts were handy so I used those.
> I wonder if an electric four-post type garage hoist could be used?
> Winching will likely be very difficult, but possible. The typical trailer
> winch is not made to pull the full unsupported weight of a boat without at
> least rollers underneath. If you end up trying to pull the boat up onto a
> bunk trailer it might be nearly impossible unless the trailer is severely
> tilted or if the boat is supported high while on the ground (such as with
> large pipes underneath it.)
> I wonder if it would be possible to rent a U-Haul car tow dolly and pull
> the original trailer onto it to make the dolly now act as the trailer axle
> and wheels? The dolly frame/tongue would have to be securely tied to the
> underside of the trailer. Of course, even if possible you could not let
> U-Haul know the real intended use because they would not allow it as they
> have a strict usage policy.
> Best of luck Glenn.
> - Greg Van Vliet
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Glenn Halweg [SMTP:glennhalweg@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 8:12 AM
> To: omc-boats@...
> Subject: [omc-boats] Trailer
> Hello Group,
> Bought a Shoreland'r trailer for my Rogue. Now have to pick the boat up.
> I'm trying to decide if I should keep the old trailer or scrap it. Would
> have to make two 300 mile round trips if I decide to keep it.
> If anyone has any suggestions on methods to transfer boat from one trailer
> to the other let me know. There are no means to lift the boat so I'm
> thinking I might have to set it on the ground and winch it onto the new
> trailer.
> Owner of garage where boat and trailer are found a 7.00 X 10 10 ply tire
> that wasn't showing in his inventory. Wants $75.00 for it if anyone needs
> one or is interested let me know and I'll pick it up when I retrieve my
> boat.
> Glenn
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