We have to do a major trailer overhaul and I need to get the boat off for few days. What do you guys do in these situations? Id like something secure and not overly expensive. Ive got to do brakes, springs, and a couple of tires. Any suggestions?
i made my own new bunks and did a brake job at owls creek a few weeks ago in the parking lot with a generator. dropped the boat in and tied it up at 0900 - sat there all day while we were working on the trailor till 4 pm - now the days are longer you got 3 more hors than we had at the time.
Ive got an 18parker , trim motor up , push boat off untill you can put a bail of hay under each corner of the transom, pull ahead with trailer while someone pushes boat off or tie the boat back to a ststionary object to keep it comeing off the trailer. Right before it comes all the war off the trailerput some 2x6 under the keel . Winch it back on while someone backs the trailer as needed. All this is assumimg you have a roller trailer. works great.
Roller or bunks, it doesn't matter. I've dropped the boat off the trailer onto old tires. When you are done, winch the trailer back under the boat. If you have a bunk style trailer use a waterhose to keep the bunks wet while loading.
I use Locks Park off of Battlefield Blvd in Chesapeake. Portsmouth Trailers is about 6 miles away if you end up with unexpected parts problems. Two of us changed out axles, hubs and could have replaced the leaf springs in less than five hours. You might check to see if you can overnight your boat inside of the actual lock. I did about five years ago but they could have changed their policy.
if you are close by ( im at the beach) I have 4 of the things that are for haul out- screw/jack things that lift your boat, i dont remember what they are called- to put your boat on- you are welcome to use them if you like-