Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mansfield TX
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I recover my San Juan 7.7 with 60 feet of rope attached between my truck and the trailer.
Simply, I back down the ramp to near the water, chock the trailer detach it from the truck and tie the rope between the trailer tongue and the truck frame. I then attach the third wheel near the yolk of the trailer to give me a stable platform. I the pull the truck forward until the line is taught, un-chock the trailer and then back my "60 foot long trailer" into the water to a depth where I can float the boat onto the trailer.
From there, I snug up to the front of the trailer with ropes and pulleys. Once secure, we pull the 60 foot trailer back to just out of the water, re-chock, remove the third wheel, untie the rope and hook up directly to the hitch.
The third wheel is essential as the "60 foot long trailer" must go straight into and out of the water without a hitch turning axis.
Last edited by FlyNavy; 04-08-2010 at 02:07 PM.
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