Re: [OMC-Boats] Captain Hook

From: Lks@...
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:47:42 -0500

I don't want to start a raging debate over bunks vs rollers. Each have
their pros and cons and are influenced by regional ramp conditions.

What I have observed is this: Look at the specific locations where
your OMC boat is supported when sitting on it's trailer. Typically you
want decent lengthwise support under the weight of the engine (on
sterndrives) stringers. The factory trailers support the keel and the
rear transom only.

Pn the factory trailers OMC boats had to sit above the tire/wheel/
fender. This made tilting and rolling more practical than more modern
bunked designs that facilitate off-floating more easily.

I don't think we've collected enough info as a group to know if we've
experienced the dreaded hook.

Lee K. Shuster

On Mar 7, 2010, at 12:29 AM, Peter Crowl <finboats@...> wrote:

> I awoke to a nasty head cold and was good for nothing all day -
> except noodling around the 'net. Something I read on Lee's site in
> the OMC Trailers section caught my eye .. "relatively poor hull
> support via minimum roller coverage"
> I'm well aware of hull damage that results from a boat sitting
> improperly supported on a trailer or lift. IME rollers are worse at
> causing damage than bunks.
> Is this a problem on the OMC hulls or are they so well built that it
> isn't much of an issue?
> Is it more prevalent on factory trailers vs aftermarket - or vice
> versa - or the same? If deflection has occurred in your hull have
> you been able to correct it?
> Since I'm in the shopping phase of this journey any input will be
> greatly appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Peter
> With a head full of Benedryl
> in Denver
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