Tim H16 wrote:
What other methods do people use to get their boats onto their trailers?
On my boat, I roll it up behind the trailer on the beach wheels until the hulls are on the aft trailer rollers. The boat is supported by the transoms, the axle on the wheels and the aft rollers. If the surface is especially coarse (anything other than sand), I use pads under the transoms.
Then untie the wheels and from behind, lift the rear crossbar (use a power lift stance, with the crossbar in the crook of your arms and lifting with your legs). Then walk the boat forward until it rocks down on the forward rollers.
A couple of notes:
My boat is minimum weight (320 lbs) and it doesn't leak significantly. If your boat leaks, fix it.
My boat also has the Hobie 20 style tiller connectors, so I can remove the tiller crossbar in about 10 seconds to get it out of the way to do the "power lift" on the back end. You can do it with the tiller crossbar in place, but it's awkward. Much easier to do with 2 people, since you can lift from the transoms.