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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:20 am 
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I just got a Getaway. I love the boat - so easy and so much fun. My problem is that I usually set up and break down the boat by myself.
I am wondering if it is safe to winch the boat onto the trailer. If so, is the mast step the attachment point for the trailer strap? Any thoughts would be appreciated


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:27 pm 
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I would try to wrap around the crossbar rather that just the step post. You could bend it if the starp moves up a bit. Perhaps two points (either end) of the crossbar. Kind of a bridle set up to a center point to attach the winch to.

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I've been winching my Getaway on the trailer when the ramp is just not right (i.e. too short) without any problem. The boat is so light, I typically pull it by hand if I can't float it, but when the ramp is steep and short, I've use the winch with a simple wrap around the front crossbar. It comes up very easy with no flex so I think it's very safe.

Note: if the ramp is steep and you don't use the winch, make sure you still tie the boat to the mast support before driving up the ramp; I got a good scare when my Getaway backed off 3 feet on the trailer as I pulled up one ramp. I had images of the boat left high and dry on the hard going through my head, but got lucky and the boat kept balanced on the trailer until I repositioned it!


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