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

From: Dave Rusilas <drusilas@...>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 05:51:43 -0400


I agree with Dave, keeping shallow helps. I usually back in until the trailer fenders are just under water, no more than 6". It seems to work well.

Dave Rusilas

'69 Sportsman 155 w/ original trailer

-----Original Message-----
From: jdhanson <jdhanson@...>
To: Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Thu, Aug 13, 2009 1:01 am
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 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?


Dallas, TX
1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive


"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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