Boat trailer question

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by heeler, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. heeler

    heeler New Member

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    I was just reading the thread on dock manners.Someone made a good comment about making sure that your trailer is properly adjusted to your boat.My question is what exactly is the proper fit.my boat should be out of the shop this week and I want it to be rite.thank you for your help.mike
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    What type of boat do you have and type of trailer. Bunk or roller.
     

  3. heeler

    heeler New Member

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    my boat is a 16 ft landau john boat.the trailer is a bunk style. thanks for your help
     
  4. Majesticman

    Majesticman New Member

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    If it is a flat botton the bunks need to be in between the ribs. If it has side board make sure they are wide enough that you can drive on easily without hitting them but they are close enough to center the boat. It is an easy set up.
     
  5. heeler

    heeler New Member

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    Thank you very much.That is what I thought, but I wasn't sure.Thanks again,Mike
     
  6. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    And make sure your bunks stick out past the transom. If not, it could cause the bottom of the boat to cave in.

    Also, you should have 10 to 15% of the total trailer weight on the tongue.
    Example: If your boat, trailer, and motor weighs 1,000 total, then you need 100 to 150 pounds of weight at the hitch.