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    Do Work Son 05RXPnoob's Avatar
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    Trailering Question

    How far do you guys put the ski on the rails. . . does some of the back ski hang off?

    The reason I asked is because last night I watched a boating show and the guy said that if you let part of the boat hang off over the rails it would cause a hook to form. . . do our skis weigh enough to cause this, or is this something for just the larger boats to worry about?

    Jay


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    I would be more concerned with tongue weight than what hangs over.
    I don't think with todays technology that it would create a hook.

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    My brother's gtx/sc hangs over the bunks but my rxp fits nicely with about an extra inch of bunk. I am sure they are talking about those huge dual engine boats that have 80% of the weight near the transom, yes, i am sure you'd want to fully support those!

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    Mine hangs over but the engine is over the axles so most of the weight is on the axles I dont think 5-6 inches hang will be a big deal.

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    Yeah my GTX hangs over about 6-8 inches...but just like Meirvin. the engien is over the axle

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    Everybodys trailer bunks are a little dif from manufacturer to manufacturer compared to how long or short they are, and where they are mounted on the trailer.
    our GTX SC is about 8-10 inches from the ends of the bunks, but the engine is pretty much centered over the axle, on our Load Rite Bandit 141000 POS trailer...PR...

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    I have a shorelander

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