Beyond The Pale
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Re: Easier beach retrieval?
Um, about Winches, Cables and such...
I'm assuming that the Trailer for this particular Boat is a simple lightweight single Axle affair. Which means that the Hitch can take on any Altitude or Pitch depending on the Distribution of Load.
Which means that there are any number of circumstances where the Hitch is Mud Stuck. Backing up with a simple Cable affair achieves nothing in said mud; pulling forward means that whatever it is that is tentatively Bedded can just slide off again, if the Hitch quickly rises.
This is the _point_ of a rigid Trailer Tongue Extender. It maintains the Trailer Hitches in vertically stable states throughout the desired working ranges, and it allows predictable Loading.
Hell, for this application, a cleverly carved Pine 2X4 Stud, and some Aero-seal Clamps, would work.