Pontoon on blocks

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I have searched a lot and the only method I've seen to get a pontoon off of a trailer is pushing
the tongue down then jacking the back and moving the trailer forward and so forth. Once the trailer is far enough forward can I lower the stern onto the blocks then keep moving the trailer forward the
 

ahicks

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The scissor type trailers are awesome at this. Most will let you drop the pontoon right on the ground and then pull them out from under.

The bunk types are much more difficult, as you describe.
 
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Oops fat fingers.
Moving the trailer forward until I can jack the bow up off the back of the trailer, pull the trailer and set the bow down on the forward blocks?
 

HotTommy

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I've never done this so my idea may be full of holes, but here's what sounds feasible to me. I'd need to get the logs up off the bunks so I envision a heavy hoist with good height to lift the rear of the boat high enough to put a 10' long 4x4 between the logs and the bunks. I'd put supports under each end of the 4x4 and lower the boat on to it. Repeat that at the front and then pull the trailer out from the front. .... If I were doing this at my place, I'd use my tractor as the hoist.
 

ahicks

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Transom might provide a good blocking/jacking point for the rear.
 
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We got the boat pressure washed today and are moving to it to the shop tomorrow. That gives me all week to figure out how to get the boat from the trailer onto the blocks. The boat is so high I cant get near the deck from my wheelchair.

I will have pictures of the wash and move tomorrow.
 

Scott Danforth

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to get pontoons on blocks, one needs a scissor trailer.

in the fall and the spring, a scissor trailer literally will print money. My bud puts in and takes out many boats on his lake with his trailer (along with docks and boat lifts). that is $100 each trip for a pontoon.
 

HotTommy

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to get pontoons on blocks, one needs a scissor trailer.

in the fall and the spring, a scissor trailer literally will print money. My bud puts in and takes out many boats on his lake with his trailer (along with docks and boat lifts). that is $100 each trip for a pontoon.
In other words, it might be easier to put your boat in the water and pay someone with a scissor trailer to pick it up and drop it off at your place.
 
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