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 Post subject: trailer question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:12 am 
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on my hobie 18 trailer the front of the trailer looks like it pivots.....What is this for?


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 Post subject: Re: trailer question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:39 am 
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Tilting trailer to ease launching and recovery?

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 Post subject: Re: trailer question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:44 am 
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Yep... I had an EZ Loader trailer that pivoted like that. Hardly used it. May work for launching, but was a pain when recovering the boat. As soon as you placed the bows on the rear beam the trailer would go full-tilt and make it harder to pull the boat forward and onto the forward crossbar.

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 Post subject: Re: trailer question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:10 pm 
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it can be nice... you load up the front of the boat on the low rear of trailer... then step on tilting trailer and lock it back in, life the stern and slide it forward. But eventually it just ends up being a couple steps to cut out. Kindof like the mast stepping rod and winch to raise the mast. It can help... but ends up taking longer than just having a friend help.

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