On Sat, 8 Aug 2009 09:51:18 -0300, "Don White"
>>>>> I single-handedly launched and retrieved my 25' Parker, which was about
>>>>> 32' long.....
>>>> What can I say? "You the MAN!"
>>>As I said, really good launch ramp, usually no wind or current. Made it
>>>easier than I ever thought it could be.
>>>I simply tied a long line with plenty of slack from the stern to the
>>>dock, and a long line from the bow ring to the front of the trailer. As
>>>soon as the boat slipped into the water, I'd tie the bow line to the
>>>dock and tighten up the stern line, and then go park the trailer and SUV.
>>>When retrieving, I'd use the same lines to tie the boat to the dock,
>>>dunk the trailer a certain distance into the water, untie the stern line
>>>and then pull the boat manually up the trailer with the bow line until
>>>the boat was about 3' from where it was supposed to be. Then I'd attach
>>>the winch strap from the trailer and crank it up the rest of the way.
>> Here.... would it were so.....
>> I deal with reasonably short ramps with perpetual currents, tides, and
>> wind. Large crowds and newbie boaters. During the all to frequent
>> tournaments.... mega-crowds.
>> My boat is about a foot wider than yours and, although that isn't very
>> much, it is affected by the cube of aggravation.... I have to back
>> the boat into a dry slip with 3" to spare on each side.
>> It might be neat to let somebody else deal with the anxiety....
>Do you have a hitch on the *front* of your tow vehicle?
>I've heard it's a lot easier to manouver a boat down the ramp when you are
Donnie, Gene has not complained about his inability to back a trailer.
Can you imagine Gene arriving at the launch ramp, unhitching his 29'
Grady, turning the truck around, re-hitching the Grady, and then
'pushing' it down the launch ramp?
Are you sure you're just pretending?
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