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Rhino posted 05-20-2009 06:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for Rhino   Send Email to Rhino  
Hey guys,

In my previous post, the dealer and I concluded that the trailer for my Montauk was actually set up for an Outrage 190. Today, the dealer made the necessary adjustments to the trailer (while the boat was on the hoist), and to my surprise, it still seems incorrect.

Although the boat's transom now sits within an inch or so of the end of the bunks, the tongue weight has been altered to be so high that the dealer thought it would be unsafe to drive with my Blazer. The winch stand was moved forward, and the axles were moved aft, as per dealer specs. Two big guys could not lift the tongue at all.

Also, the front of one of the strakes now rests on the bunk, because they were moved closer together (Will the boat "center" itself better if the bottom were wet, and sit nicely in the bunk cradle?)

Tomorrow, the dealer is going to take the boat to weigh it, as well as determine the tongue weight; then he will check with BW.

My question is: Mr. Montauk 190, have you or anyone else come up with a way to decrease tongue weight (ie, an axle to end-of-trailer measurement)?

Why would the factory want the tongue weight so high?

jimh posted 05-20-2009 10:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
If this discussion is a continuation of a previous one, please append this article to that discussion. Then send me an email letting me know you did this and I will remove this orphan discussion.

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