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    I have a couple questions for you wingers.

    How is your boat attached to your trailer? Is it a winch and slider/roller or a floater bar deally with no winch?


    My trailer seems to be the original (brand confirmed by Capps) that came with the Condor and its the original colors and has no evidence of ever being changed or modified.

    Its a bitch to load tho.

    Too shallow and I dont like the amount of pull/friction it takes to drag it on the trailer. Im just not a fan of reefing on bow eyes mounted to fiberglass.


    Then if its too deep it wants to run the tip of the bow UNDER the winch mount.


    So when I launch I put it in till about 3 inches of the top of the fender is showing. Then I have to LIFT it off of the winch mount or it will slide off and peel the rubrail off and gouge the tip of the bow as it falls down to the lake level.

    When I load I have to put the trailer in even deeper and it takes two people to get it on the roller/slider. The ol lady lifts one side, while I lift and crank the handle on the other side till it is sitting on the slider/roller thingy.


    This seems like a pain in the ass to me. I put new bunks on so it sits down and centers itself nice. Is this because our (NW) launces are to steep for this design of trailer? Ive tried it shallow and deep and everywhere inbetween and all ways it sucks to load.

    DO I need another roller between the bunks and the winch to help start pointing it up at the proper angle to catch the winch mount next??

    I DO NOT power on. I just float it on. Im not much a fan of the floater bars either so I would like to get the winch mount working proper.


    Im lost. Am I doing it wrong? or have others had this problem? Any pics of your tongue/winch mount setup?

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    In these two pics the boat is about 5-6 inches to far back. It normally sits with the bow eye almost behind the Y slider thingy.
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    I have the exact same setup... just takes a lil practice loading...i can do it in a minute or less! Depending on how steep the launch is.

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    I use a vee roller on the bow winch and I changed my mounting point some to help! Loading and unloading I set the fenders just about covered just a little bit showing above the water! Always same spot and I will sometimes drive mine on!
    I noticed your first pictures of your boat the boat hung way over the trailer bunks in the back! That will give the boat hook in time you may need to move the winch mount foward to help with this problem! I also lift the boat to get it off but, changing the winch mount to get the angle right will help too!
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    If I get a boat with a floater bar I change it quick can't stand them things!
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    This is just showing you the bunks and rear of boat! In your pictures your boat is to far back on the trailer. It should be against the V block and bow eye in the front!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
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    This is just showing you the bunks and rear of boat! In your pictures your boat is to far back on the trailer. It should be against the V block and bow eye in the front!

    Yeah , those are the pics form the day I got it home. The guy I got it from had it too far back. It towed like shit with no tongue weight either.

    I could see the old mark on the bow where the V block used to sit right behind the eye. So the second day I was home I took it to the lake and floated it to reset it further up the trailer. Thats when I discovered two bunks were about to float away.

    Now it sits up where its supposed to and has NEW carpeted bunks that are 4 inches longer now to prevent any hook problems and add support.

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    On my old trailer I set the bunks up higher to help with the loading and unloading!
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    I also made the bunks longer to the front that helped a bunch! Fitted to the bottom of the boat and they had a slight kickup to the front that helped keep the bow high if the trailer was to deep in the water!


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    Heres a pic of the current/new bunks and placement. I put a routed/rolled edge on ALL sides of the bunks. They are nice clear 2x6 DOUG fir with gray mildew resistant carpet and all SS hardware.

    I now feel confident in launching it without surprises!
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    Any of you guys have any more input? Nobody has added an additional roller between the winch and the tip of the bunks?

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    You could add a roller. How steep are the boat ramps in your area? There are only a couple ramps that I ran into with WT's trailer that I had any issues with. Pretty much everyone in the crew has the same setup. My Roke Trailer has a floater bar, so i can attach the boat at any angle....but it bounces alot on the shitty Arkansas highways. (i usually have a rachet strap keeping it tight).
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    The ramps are pretty steep here. Half our lakes are reserviors and change level so they have steep ramps to keep them shorter.

    The first time I launched it the water came over the corner of the transom. It started to float when the water was about 5 inches from pouring in.

    Most other launches so far seem to float it right when the water reaches the top corner of the transom.


    I guess I have got the procedure right, I just thought maybe you guys had some tricks or mods to overcome this. Sounds like Im doing it right.

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    Screw the winch, i've never used one on any trailer, they suck, all it does is increase your chance of nicking the boat. I love the flapper bar, drive on,connect done....really good for steep ramps. IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1QuickCP View Post
    Screw the winch, i've never used one on any trailer, they suck, all it does is increase your chance of nicking the boat. I love the flapper bar, drive on,connect done....really good for steep ramps. IMHO
    I went to a kiss concert once, and they said that they can always tell when they have made it to Arkansas cuz the roads suck so bad that it will wake them up on a tour bus. I have the floater bar like you so, and I have to use a ratchet strap to hold it down tight, otherwise the dame thing may take flight on some of the bumps around here. I wish there was a way to have the versatility of a floater bar, and the rigidity of the winch and roller, but sometimes you have to sacrafice functionality for looks.
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