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Re: Trailer help




i had the same setup as you and when I pulled the boat further forward it
came off the last roller. That won't be a problem as long as you readjust
the height of the bunks so they are high enough in the stern, the front ones
shouldn't be a problem
----- Original Message -----
From: <dkg1952@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <Sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 12:13 PM
Subject: Trailer help


> Fellow SJ Skippers,
>
> Looking for a little advice on a trailering issue.  Right now I have a
> tandem axle trailer for my SJ 23.  The keel of the boat rests on
> rollers.  The hull of the boat rests on carpeted bunk boards.  Because
> of boat placement the tongue weight on the trailer is too light.
> Naturally, I would like to move the boat farther forward on the trailer
> for better balance.  However, I can't do this because of the limited
> placement of the rollers on the cross members of the trailer.  The keel
> would come off the aft rollers if I moved the boat forward.
>
> I am considering replacing the rollers with a bunk board(s) under the
> keel.  This would give me the necessary positioning I need on the
> trailer.
>
> I am concerned that the boat will be too difficult to slide on and off
> the trailer without the use of rollers.  Do any skippers out there have
> experience with this and/or opinions on same.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave Gottschalk
> dkg1952@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
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