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Old 01-06-2014
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Re: Towing and trailer questions.

Ok, Bruce, not to be all one up or anything.

But I launched and retrieved with no extension from the bumper of my pickup, I have a 4'2" keel. hehehe... Very steep ramp! NO I don't want to do it again (this is my second season doing that).

I'm on my 3rd attempt to setup a set of heavy duty dolly wheels, I think it's time I moved on to installing an extendable tongue on the trailer.

Anyway, if we are talking about a shoal keel, launching is less an issue than you'd think. Just need a decent ramp, but true if it's a shallow ramp you'll need the extension, good news is they aren't rare..

Another boat trailer to consider is the Capri 22 trailer (again if you are talking a shoal keel Oday 23). Also good news is most of the first generation ones had tongue extensions built in.
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