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Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???
the trough has a good 14" inches it can run fore and aft in... but it has to be very close to proper location for the weight balance (tongue weight). At the moment is not rollered... just pads. I have some ideas on locking pivots, one on each side to guide the boat fore and aft as it pivots... more weight though.
OK, now I understand. That 14 inch play in the trough sounds good. When she comes out wet and slippery a good winch should pull it forward the last couple inches.
My boat is not rollered either, just bunks. Yet with the chalky ablative bottom paint that dried to the bunks all winter holding her, I was still able to boost her ahead 6 inches, a bit at a time, by reaching over my head to the stern and shoving and shoving. Probably not that good for my back, but it shows that sliding isn't that difficult.