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Trailer advice--22 Revenge Cuddy or Outrage
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posted 05-24-2002 01:13 AM ET (US)
Third time out with the boat, and the c. 1983 keel roller trailer is a nightmare to load. Even with the trailer-tilt and an electric winch, it took three of us a good 20 minutes to get it on the trailer. Since my wife (non-electric wench) and I plan to go it alone later this summer, I think a new trailer--a drive-on model--would be preferable to the divorce I can see looming when I start yelling at her. Any advice on drive-on models that will accomodate a 22 Revenge or Outrage?
posted 05-24-2002 09:30 AM ET (US)
Be careful with a drive on trailer, that is what you have now with the keel rollers. You may be thinking more like a float on trailer. There is a picture of my revenge on the trailer section being loaded to a float on trailer. Dont try to power load a float on trailer. It can be done, but you have to be careful of the the through hull plugs, the way they are on an older revenge and outrage they can get close to the wood bunks on a trailer. I put in and out by myself a good bit and it is real easy. Just float on real slow, get straight and power the bow up the trailer a little bit, climb out and winch the rest of the way. If there is water under the boat a six year old could winch it. Good luck.
posted 05-24-2002 10:45 AM ET (US)
It's not a drive-on trailer. The ten rollers raise up with a lever for loading and unloading. What kind of bunks are on yours? Which page of cetacea is the photo on?
posted 05-24-2002 11:32 AM ET (US)
The fact that your wife is limited in her ability to help you load your boat may be frustrating, but calling her a non-electric wench seems a bit extreme!
posted 05-24-2002 02:43 PM ET (US)
Couple of questions:
Are the rollers, rolling when the boat is moving, either on or off the trailer?
How many bunks?
And, have you sprayed the bunks with silicone?
How deep are you driving the trailer into the water?
Best - Don
posted 05-24-2002 10:18 PM ET (US)
Live and learn: I checked under the trailer and found that I hadn't unhooked the safety chain for the tilt! I was wondering why the tilt only tilted about 4"! Better luck next time. And the wife is definitely a hand-cranked wench.
posted 05-24-2002 10:23 PM ET (US)
I wish I had an instructor present to help with this boat. This trial-and-error stuff is getting old. I hope I'm not the only one with these obsessions--fifth afternoon in a row with grease up to my elbows and tools all over the place. Good thing I'm on an academic schedule and don't go back to work until July!
posted 05-25-2002 11:46 PM ET (US)
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