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Trailer tip and bimini top
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posted 04-03-2002 08:35 PM ET (US)
I just got my sakonnet back form the machanic he installed everything but the bimini top. He said he never installed a bimini and had a hard time trying to put it together, My question is could I put it on myself or should I try to find someone to put it on. Question number 2 is after I un hitched my boat I have found that the trailer tips which didn't happen before. I did chance the position of the new center console because the old console didn't line up with the wood inserts now it does but the weight now tips the trailer are their any answers for me on this one.
posted 04-04-2002 10:35 AM ET (US)
Sounds like you really need to go to Reference and read the article on trailering.
There have also been several threads recently on setting up the trailer for the boat and setting the undercarriage for proper tongue weight.
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posted 04-04-2002 10:59 AM ET (US)
Bimini is easy to put together. I would be a bit weary of a mechanic who could not figure one out. He probably did not want to be bothered. I have mine mounted on the ledge right where the back railing starts next to the console.
Is the boat all the way on the trailer? 3 inches can make it tongue light.
posted 04-04-2002 07:35 PM ET (US)
The engine seems to trim differently all the way up it seem back on the transom a little more although it is locked,Although he used the same old holes to mount the engine could anything else be involved.
posted 04-04-2002 09:09 PM ET (US)
Water in the hull? Same engine, etc should have no impact on what height the engine is at. Tongue weight is the balance of weight fore and aft of trailer axle, just like a see-saw.
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