Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Never used that particular product. SOmething that might work is making up a set of posts that mount to the back end of the trailer that are about the width of the boat...to help keep the aft end of the boat centered on the trailer. A friend of mine did this for their trailer and used 2" schedule 80 PVC pipe for the uprights. The two pipes stick up high enough to prevent the boat from wandering off center as it is loaded on the trailer.
Thanks, SD - I've tried the hockey-stick idea, but with the Hartley being a fairly beamy boat for it's length it didn't seem to help all that much. The boat starts to track at an angle on the rollers before the sticks indicate anything is wrong.
I was hoping someone here might have used them...
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"