OK, I THOUGHT it looked pretty obvious when I watched others at the ramp pull their boats. Well, I did it the other day for the first time and it didn't go so smooth! I was smart enough to do it the first time on a weekday when no one else was waiting so I did get it done, but with lots of screwing around.
So....I have some questions...
I have a 19' deep V open bow. Trailer is a carpeted bunk type. Do I:
1. Drive onto the trailer? If so, how far in does the trailer go? How far from fully on should I drive (before cranking with the winch)?
2. Do I crank the last foot or so with the boat still in the water a lot or mostly/completely out? I tried to do it in the water and the bow pull bracket was hitting way below where it should on the trailer hook-up ..I assume it was because the stern was floating a bit pushing the bow down?
3. Do I need to condition the bunks in any way to allow the boat to slide on them more easily or just keep carpet on them?
Thanks. With some help i may get it right one of these times!