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post #6 of Old 05-03-2007
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If the trailor has rollers rather than bunks, painting the bottom is easy. Paint the bottom except for the area under the rollers. Hook the trailer to the tow vehicle. Lower the keel support bar. Let out about 12" of the trailer winch cable. Put the tow vehicle in reverse and get the trailer rolling backwards slowly. Step on the brakes enough to cause the boat to roll back on the trailer. You might have to let out a little more cable and do it a second time to move it back a total of about 15-18". Paint the area under the rollers and let it dry thoroughly. Use the trailer crank to move the boat forward on the trailer. Don't forget to raise the keel support bar.
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