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06-07-2008 08:55 PM
tommyt And, make sure that the boat balances well on the trailer. Nothing worse than releasing that hitch from the ball and having the tounge knock your, hopefully, cap off. Don't ask!

The other side of the equation is not as dangerous but you better have a jack to lift it.

Good Luck
06-07-2008 05:05 PM
baileyrace We ramp launch a J24 at various regattas several times a year. The ramps are all long enough, so we do not have that worry. What we do, is back the trailer near the water and chock? it with a rock or brick. Then we tie a long rope to the trailer and the truck. The rope is 40 to 50 feet long. Disconnect the trailer from the truck. Pull the truck forward until tensioned and remove the rock. Back up with some speed. ( We have a 13" fixed wheel that does not swivel on a jack, but you can use the normal trailer jack wheel. When we were using the normal jack wheel we had someone run along and try to keep it straight which was not hard.) The trailer can be stopped, when the boat is afloat. We have a loong dock line and pull the boat to the dock. Pull the truck forward and revesre the process to hook the trailer back to the truck.

VERY IMPORTANT:

Tie the boat to the trailer at the bow, or use some type of loop on the keel until you are at the water or the boat may fall off on the ramp.
I cannot post links, but google Schroth boat repair for some pictures. Also go to j24texas.com and click Ramp Rocket at the top of the home page for another bad result
06-07-2008 04:23 PM
coondogger
trailer launching a keelboat

No sooner did the crane splash my boat in than it had to come out again. There was a leak from the stern tube. The hose clamps on the stuffing box had been tightened so hard they crushed the shaft log. And no, it wasn't me. So at a cost of $650 (I'm not making it up) the crane pulled my boat from the water.
The stern tube is being repaired. But I'll be damned if I pay those pirates another $650 to put it back in the water. Meanwhile, I found a fairly steep ramp nearby. The boat is a Freedom 25. Draws 4.5 feet. I have a Triad trailer but no tongue extension. Question: how to launch it? Use a line to the tongue and a winch? Any ideas?

 
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