09-08-2011, 08:44 PM #1
Can the Sea Doo's be winched backwards by the rear eyelets?
I think this is a stuoid question but I dont want to find out the hardway by having my eyelets ripped out of the hull.
I want to transfer my 2 seadoos from my double trailer to some storage carts for the winter. I have a 2009 GTI and a 2002 XPL.
Can I use my power winch attached to the rear eyeleys to pull the Sea Doo's off of the trailer onto the carts?
There must be a lot of force on there when pulling tubes but probably not as much force as pulling a Sea Doo off the trailer from dry bunks.
I was thinking maybe better to use a strap through the front eyelet around both sides to the rear and have all of the pulling force though the front eyelet but if the rears can take the force then it would be easier and I wouldnt have to buy an additional tow strap.
Hoping someone can chime in that has tried this.
09-08-2011, 08:49 PM #2
funny you bring this up I seen someone at dock unloading and reloading skis he was trailering them backwards
09-08-2011, 08:52 PM #3
Yes. They can be. It's how I get them off the trailer and onto the cart.
09-08-2011, 08:59 PM #4
09-08-2011, 09:10 PM #5
09-08-2011, 09:59 PM #6
09-08-2011, 10:03 PM #7
Thanks everyone for the info, I have no fear in pulling from the rear eyelets now!
09-09-2011, 06:45 AM #8
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- Sep 2009
i do it but i usually hose the trailer bunks.
09-09-2011, 07:10 AM #9
you guys need this: http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...4805&langId=-1
you can push your skis off the trailer with one hand.
just becareful - never tow without winch straps, etc. and if you use it on the carts - make sure you tie the ski down (good idea anyway) because this stuff really works and the ski will want to slide off the cart if you push on it....
09-09-2011, 07:38 AM #10
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- Apr 2008
- Plainfield, IL
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