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    Loading the trailer

    Has anyone had an issue with the boat coming in nose low (below the winch)? The trailer looks to be setting pretty level behind the truck. Maybe the ramp I am using is not steep enough. Just curious if anyone else has had this issue.

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    J


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    Doo It Till It Hurts! holdnon72's Avatar
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    Yup Been There Done That!

    I had the same problem with loading my 06 Sportster onto the trailer out of the water. If your having this problem it meens your going to deep in the water with the trailer. Just dunk the trailer so you can still see almost half of the plastic fenders. This will let the bow come over the wheel for easy loading.
    Have a great summer!

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    Ive talked to 3 other people with this same problem.WHat i do is take my shoes off and walk in the water and manually pick up the front of the boat with one hand while winching up the boat.. (water is at about knee hight.. (luckilly these boats are light)

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    Tried Holdnon72's method much easier. THanks for all the input.

    J

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    I've had this same problem. What I've done, is winch it up almost to the brace, then pull the vehicle up about a foot and the front raises since it is not floating as high. My question is, has anyone had problems with the keel hitting the trailer cross members? rubbing? The cross member on the front of mine has a small carpeted piece of wood, is that what everyone else has? The "other" dealer tells me it should have a rubber pad.

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    Doo It Till It Hurts! holdnon72's Avatar
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    Mine is a carpeted piece of wood also. If the dealer says it should be a rubber one then he should get you one right? My sportster doesn't even hit this piece of wood I have about an inch of space inbetween the keel and guide with no rubbing issues. Maybe you just need to lower it a bit.

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