09-29-2011, 07:59 AM #1
Working on a pwc on the trailer..
This is a new one on me but perhaps you vets can help me here. We are pulling my '05 Yami FXHO Cruiser this w-end on our single trailer and we need to work on the back end (remove ride plate, etc). I haven't looked to gauge where the bolts, etc are on the ride plate versus the bunks on the trailer. Needless to say, it's a beast of a ski and heavy. For obvious reasons, we need to have it completely on the trailer to haul it back home the 50 miles or so (we keep our skis at the lake). However, does anyone have a suggestion on how to move the ski "backward" on the trailer once we get it home in order to work on it? My thought was to unlock/remove the bow strap and tie a heavy rope across the stern hooks on the ski and anchor that rope to something, then get in the truck and pull the trailer up a little. Only problem is, I don't know what to anchor that rope to. Our other car is a small sports car with no hitch and so that won't work. Any thoughts on this? Is there another way? thx!!
09-29-2011, 08:18 AM #2
09-29-2011, 08:20 AM #3
09-29-2011, 08:34 AM #4
Wet the bunks and 2 people can easily slide it back.
09-29-2011, 08:45 AM #5
The biggest tree in the front yard is a Crepe Myrtle-- would snap it like a twig..lol
09-29-2011, 08:50 AM #6
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If you can't move it with two people try hammering a good length of pipe in the ground at an angle and tie to that, like an overgrown tent-stake. It's only 1,000 lbs.
10-07-2011, 07:45 AM #7
Leave the trailer hooked to the tow vehicle and wiggly it backward, I have one leg and can do that with an Ultra 250.....lol
10-08-2011, 06:58 PM #8
I do mine by myself. Take the ski to the launch and wet the trailer allowing the ski to float. Pull the trailer out and go home. You will be able to slide the ski back easier. If that's not practical for you, slide it one side at a time. Either works for me.
10-08-2011, 07:36 PM #9
I've put the front of the trailer to the floor. Place a milk crate and appropriate wood with a small pcs of carpet up to the hull - approx 12" infront of the last cross beam of your trailer. Loosen winch strap - pick up trailer tongue (majority of the ski will be on the milk crate and front section of the bunk) and pull/wiggle trailer 12" ahead. Repeat as far as you need to pull the ski off.
This way ski is always only a couple of inches from the bunks - so no worry about dropping/damaging ski.
When your ready to go - just put the trailer back on the hitch and winch the ski in.
10-09-2011, 01:21 AM #10
Just buy your neighbor a beer or 3 and have him help you. Fast, easy, and affordable
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