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Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???
float on may be a challenge... it has to pivot down as the bow comes up with the trailer and "land" on the keel within a 1/4" for and aft.
I agree with the "float on" pivot problem. My experience when floating on is that I crank the boat tight to the forward stops, but when I pull ahead and the boat settles onto the trailer it rotates (pivots) on the keel as the trailer rises to meet it, and ends up with the bow several inches back from the bow block. Then I have to winch it forward again.
Hope you can leave more than 1/4 inch play aft for the keel, to allow for the trailer on the tilted ramp rising up to meet the boat floating level. I suppose it's a bigger problem with steeper ramps, but it's easier to float off on a steep ramp so I prefer them.