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blt2ski

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Posted: 07/19/20 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sailboat trailer parents had as a teen had a 10-12' extension built into it. This was you could float it off the trailer. As I would/could not roll off. Especially on shallower grade ramps. Would swag this is a fix for a float off boat, on a longer shallow water ramp.

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tiny trailer with a tongue extension with 10" or 12" wheels for a very small fishin boat. great for getting the boat loaded and unloaded with a low sitting car. Keep the water out of the trunk. Once the boat is loaded he pulls up in the parking lot....drops the tongue jack and replaces the extension with regular hitch and on his merry way. Very common years back around COE lakes when we had full size cars/station wagons that sat low.


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The closer your drive tires get to lake, more likely to spin on ramp.

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if its as suspected (for launching and retrieving) id be cautious of the approach angle with the top of the ramp. looks like bottoming out would be hightly likely


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Bumpyroad wrote:

MitchF150 wrote:

Looks like the boat is off the trailer. If this is the parking lot at the boat ramp, they probably only put that hitch on to launch and retrieve the boat. That way they don't have to back the car into the water? Just a guess on my part.. Mitch


I would guess that when the boat is on the trailer, they flip down the wheel to take the weight. that would be some extreme torque if not.
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Rofl. That wheel?
That wheel is on the jack. I mean, maybe they do, but....seriously?


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Anyone notice the WATER ON THE GROUND UNDER THE TRAILER TONGUE???

That trailer JUST CAME OUT OF THE WATER. The extension is for launching and retrieving the boat.


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Bumpyroad wrote:

I would guess that when the boat is on the trailer, they flip down the wheel to take the weight. that would be some extreme torque if not.
bumpy


That's just a tongue jack wheel, not a wheel for towing.

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trail-explorer wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

I would guess that when the boat is on the trailer, they flip down the wheel to take the weight. that would be some extreme torque if not.
bumpy


That's just a tongue jack wheel, not a wheel for towing.


I thought that the assumption here was that it was only used for launch/retrieve.
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