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    Lifting a ski

    One more question for tonight.

    How do I lift a ski off my trailer...just enough to reach the middle holes on my ride plate? Is there a good place to lift it with a jack and block? More importantly...is there a bad place to lift it off the trailer bunks?


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    All i do is slide it back on the trailer until the bolts clear.

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    All i do is slide it back on the trailer until the bolts clear.
    By yourself? I must be weak.

    Maybe I can adjust the front strap and ratchet...loosely...and lift the front...to help me...persuade the ski back without losing everything...?
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    I can do it by myself, but it's a bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaRedneck View Post
    One more question for tonight.

    How do I lift a ski off my trailer...just enough to reach the middle holes on my ride plate? Is there a good place to lift it with a jack and block? More importantly...is there a bad place to lift it off the trailer bunks?
    This is how I lift mine............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    All i do is slide it back on the trailer until the bolts clear.
    Me too.....just get your palms under the front rail/bumper and lift w/your legs and push it off.....that's how I launch every weekend too.(shallow beach launch.)

    I'm not gonna lie, it's a little straining...lol.

    sean

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    Thanks guys.

    I've gotten the ski about four inches back from it's usual rest spot, I'm still a few short of clearing enough to work on it. I won't quit.

    Must be nice having a block lift...Ha!

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    I have sprayed liquid soap on thbe bunks which seems to help but I've also used my garden tractor to pull while ski is still attached to my truck. Make sure you loosen the winch strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonG View Post
    Make sure you loosen the winch strap.
    Oh yeah! That's embarrasing....haha. Don't forget the transom strap(s) too, if you use them. I've forgotten both and it makes it a LITTLE harder...lol

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    I've got a set of these on my trailer, makes for easy launch and loading.

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