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ctrout
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Initially Posted - 10/28/2022 :  20:58:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone ever had to or tried to put smaller wheels on your trailer to be able to launch from shallow or very short ramps? If so, was it successful? Tell me about your experiences.

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Response Posted - 10/29/2022 :  07:44:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I found my answer over on the Facebook page. Thanks.
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Response Posted - 10/29/2022 :  21:22:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do tell

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zeil
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Response Posted - 10/30/2022 :  09:52:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Interesting thought...

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Response Posted - 10/30/2022 :  09:54:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Interesting thought...

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Response Posted - 10/30/2022 :  14:46:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would just suggest that the smaller the wheels for a relatively short ramp, the more trouble you might have, with the boat on the trailer, surmounting the end of a concrete ramp where the sand or mud has washed away--pretty common on ramps where powerboats "power" onto trailers, eroding the bottom around the ramp.

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Edited by - Stinkpotter on 10/31/2022 10:10:31
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ctrout
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Response Posted - 10/31/2022 :  18:20:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stinkpotter

I would just suggest that the smaller the wheels for a relatively short ramp, the more trouble you might have, with the boat on the trailer, surmounting the end of a concrete ramp where the sand or mud has washed away--pretty common on ramps where powerboats "power" onto trailers, eroding the bottom around the ramp.


The idea is that the smaller wheels would allow the boat to be closer to the water sooner, allowing it to float before the wheels reach the end of the ramp, not because I think they would be any easier to get back onto the concrete if they drop into the power wash hole.

Edited by - ctrout on 10/31/2022 18:21:11
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