RE: [omc-boats] Trailer loading Question

From: D.Joe Knight <knight@...>
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 15:59:05 -0600

Hi Ken.
   I have a 69 Rogue. My trailer has carpeted slides not rollers. I have
experience with the roller trailers. You DO NOT want to drag the boat up on
to the trailer with the winch. This could cause you to break the winch cable
or strap. It also puts undue strain on the I bolt on the front of your boat.
Submerge you trailer so that about 3/4 of the surface that the boat sits on
is under water. Then drive the boat as far up the trailer as possible. Do
this carefully, If you go to fast you will overrun the trailer and cause
serious damage to the boat. Granted the Roller type trailers are much easier
to load if the rollers are working properly and well maintained. A steep
ramp can be a bugger to load on. Do you have side guides on your trailer to
help hold the boat in place when loading? Good luck I hope I was helpful.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-omc-boats@... [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...] On
Behalf Of Kenneth Fingerlos
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 3:09 PM
To: omc-boats@...
Subject: [omc-boats] Trailer loading Question

Hello -

Really, this is a question about loading the boat onto the trailer - My 1969
Seasport-II is on the original johnson trailer. Evidence from the bow shows
problems which I got to experiece first hand last weekend with the bow
impacting the bolts holding the rubber bumper at the top of the winch tower.


... in my case I worked with the problem by bringing the boat up close to
the winch but holding it back and having my wife slowly (few inches at a
time) pull the boat/trailer out of the water and then as the boat settled
onto the trailer tightening up the winch. Seems like the ramps in this area
might be a little steep for what the boat/trailer combination was designed

When I got home I read the manual which seemed to indicate that the boat
should be loaded without submerging any of the rollers (and without
submerging the tires if possible) on the trailer.

Struck me as odd since it seems like this would require the winch to drag
the full weight of the boat out of the water, and up and over the rear
roller on the trailer.

so the final question - What is the proper method ... for loading this thing
onto the trailer?



PS - I'm looking for the red/blue plastic inserts for the bow light; and a
replacement gastank; anybody know of a source? Both for my 1969 Seasport-II

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