Boat Ramp Wheel Choc

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  1. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Original post made by Darrel Miller(Cornhusker) on September 9, 2002

    Boat Ramp Wheel Choc

    Some boat ramps are rather steep. I feel a bit uncomfortable relying on my emergency brake to hold the pickup, trailer and boat from going further down the ramp. I also have a standard transmission so I have to get my foot off the brake and onto the gas pedal while letting up on the clutch peddle. Oh yeah, I can do it, but with a wheel choc I can do it better. Especially a wheel choc that will move over out of the path of the trailer tires and follow me up to the parking lot all by itself.

    Go to the wood pile and find a nice piece of firewood split so you get the correct size and angles on the sides to make a good wheel choc. Drill a pilot hole in the end and screw in a pretty good size (5/16 or so shank) eye screw. Good heavy screw threads to bite into the wood. Cut a piece of rope, I used 1/4", to a length that makes it easy for you to place the choc behind the wheel, but short enough it will not let the choc near a trailer tire when the rope is attached to the trailer safety chain. Tie one end of the rope to a snap large enough to snap onto your trailer safety chain and tie the other end to the eye screw in the wood choc. It looks like this.


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    Now at the boat ramp snap the end of the rope to your trailer safety chain and put the wheel choc in place behind a rear wheel. When you are ready to pull up the ramp let your vehicle ease back onto the choc and be sure it holds. When you feel it holding you can now use your feet to operate the gas and the clutch. Slowly pull forward and drive on up to the parking lot. The rope will pull the choc out of the path of the trailer tire and drag it along to the parking lot. Here is what it looks like being drug along. Sorry didn't take the time to get the pickup and everything hooked up, but I think you can get the idea.


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    Don't forget to take the wheel choc and put it away before hitting the highway.
     
  2. Lynne

    Lynne New Member

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    I know this is an old post but I just happened to see it the other day. I liked the idea so I made one for myself out of a rubber wheel choke and eye bolt, some rope and a hook. I have posted a picture of the finshed project.
     

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