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 Post subject: Trailer Whisker
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:31 pm 
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I've found this to be a big help when attempting to back a low, narrow kayak trailer down a boat ramp:

http://youtu.be/LH9s9JmrYpI


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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Whisker
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:14 pm 
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Tom,

I have something similar on my trailer. I use a pair of fiberglass rods that point up. Made from driveway markers. They are mounted on a sliding square stock tubes and can be rotated down when launching the boat with amas extended. The difference is that I can see the position of my trailer when I am towing the trailer without the boat.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Whisker
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Same with mine - I can see the trailer with the boat on or off of it as long as the whisker is in the out position.

The driveway markers are a good idea - one less thing to make.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Whisker
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:36 pm 
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Hmmmmmm, this might be a good solution to a problem with my hatchback car. I have been lowering my backseat and raising the hatch window so I could see the boat/trailer. Maybe I could mount a pole in the mast receiver and put 2 vertical lines on my rear window. While backing down, keep the pole between the 2 lines! Would have to rig a place to stick the pole on the trailer when the boat isn't there, but that should not be too hard.


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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Whisker
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Better to use the rudder area rather than the mast receiver, as you will get far earlier indications when the trailer is running out of line during reversing. I just open the tailgate on my wagon.

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