[OMC-Boats] Fwd: Getting the boat on the #$%^ trailer.

From: jdhanson <jdhanson@...>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 22:32:33 -0700

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> From: jdhanson <jdhanson@...>
> Date: August 12, 2009 10:01:17 PM PDT
> To: "Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's" <omc-boats@...
> >
> Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Getting the boat on the #$%^ trailer.
> Hey Bill, I had the same problem. When I was rebuilding my trailer
> I noticed I had a couple of rollers out of whack. The cross
> channeling that held the side rollers had bent down from over 40+
> years of pounding. I fixed it by bending the channel back in place
> and welding a couple of gussets in to keep it from happening again.
> I've also found that sense our trailers do not have bunkers to
> guide the boat into its place it helps a lot to only back the
> trailer in very shallow. I back my trailer in just enough that the
> very back and middle bottom rollers are under the water only.... I
> then drive it up on the trailer. That seems to keep it lined up.
> ----Dave H, SD CA
> On Aug 12, 2009, at 7:51 PM, BLDFW wrote:
>> Yesterday was my third and most frustrating attempt to get my boat
>> lined up and on the trailer. Of course I had a few
>> challenges...like worried about stalling or worse ramming the
>> underside on something not intended to be rammed, etc. I'd have
>> had better luck if I could have just left it sideways across the
>> wheelbase...... Anyway, I know you can buy or make your own. The
>> idea of making my own out of 2-3" PVC pipes appeals to me because
>> they're relatively inexpensive but I don't want to be "cheap and/or
>> cheesy" about it.
>> Anyone done this or have an otherwise excellent suggestion?
>> -Bill
>> Dallas, TX
>> 1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive
>> http://www.photobucket.com/evinrude_explorer
>> "Most of us have about 3 to 5 more weekends left in this year's
>> boating season"....Oh Joe, say it ain't so!!
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