SailNet Community - View Single Post - Frost in the rigging this morning ..
View Single Post
post #10 of Old 01-05-2012
Senior Member
windyway's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West coast lower mainland British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 261
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Originally Posted by makenmend View Post
''when it comes to launching, closer to the water means not as much vehicle down the ramp. 10" wheels allow the trailer to hug the water a little more for launching.''

My trailer has 12'' wheels, and launching I can see being a problem so yesterday I purchased 20' by 2'' square 11 gauge steel beam. it will stow (with brackets) under the centre frame of the trailer. Then at the ramp install into the reciver hitch on my truck and with a 2'' ball to the trailer hitch. see any problems with this set up ??

Sorry I misread the post earlier...YES I see something wrong with this setup! You have a 20ft arm with possibly a 100lb load pulling your vehicle hitch DOWN ! I don't think the 2" pipe will bend too much but it may rip the hitch off your truck! Not only that your going to have a GREAT time trying to line up that ball to your trailer. My 2cents. But try it ! I could be way wrong, if it works post a video, hey even if it doesn't post one! (may be a better one!)
windyway is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome