I've got a question for all the west coast guys (or east coast guys, but it seems to be a bigger thing on the west coast) on here that have the trailers with the swing bar front hook-up. As some of you may remember I converted my trailer to this setup at the end of last season, and it made loading and unloading the boat a breeze. But when putting the boat away for the winter, we had to go up a small hill, no big deal right.....Wrong the boat actually moved backwards on the trailer a good 6 inches. So to fix it, we just sped up a little and hit the brakes and it moved forward again to where it is supposed to sit. But I'm still very concerned about the fact that it did this at all!!! This can't be normal with these setups. Also the boat has very little support at the front, i can push down on the nose with my hand, and rock the boat up and down, so I'm pretty nervous about towing it anywhere on bumpy roads or even on hills. None of this stuff can be normal with these types of hook ups, can they??? Especially with some of the beautiful boats I've seen these setups on. I really need some ideas on how to fix these issues.
Oh and here's a pic of the swing bar I threw together last season.