- Trailer Boat Load Guides and Procedures
- Back the trailer into the water so that the fenders are slightly submerged and or the forward most v support is just out of the water.
- Approach the trailer with bow slightly into the wind and or current so that the boat can be placed into the centre between the bunks.
- Moving forward at a idle pace drive the boat with the bow aiming for the bow roller on the trailer
- Once the boat hits the centre V guide you will notice the boat being pulled up due to the pressure on the hull in the V.
- Once the hull stops you might need to straighten the hull to the bow roller bye turning the boat via the direction of the outboard or rudder doing this all while the engine is still engaged in idle.
- Once you think the boat is straight then if you are driving on apply a very small amount of throttle so that the boat is moving forward slowly bye this time the engine should be slowly straighten . If you won’t drive the boat on then move the engine to neutral and have your companion hook the winch rope on for retrieval.
- If you are to drive on apply a small amount of throttle power to allow the vessel to slide once the boat moves forward have your companion indicate to you that your close to the winch bow roller approximately 50 to 100mm. 8 you then place the engine in neutral and have your companion hook to winch hook to the bow eye and have it winched on the last bit so that the boat can rest on the roller or V block.
- Once this is done be sure to place the D shackle that is on the winch post to the toe eye on the boat so it can prevent the boat from sliding back when driving out of the water.
- Slowly drive unit up the ramp and onto the flat bit of ground so you can stop and remove the bung and also visually inspect the boat for placement on the trailer.
- Check to see if the boat is still resting up against the roller on the bow if this is not the case winch the boat forward so it is snug on the roller. If the boat is over 3000kg you might need to reverse the unit in the water and apply instruction number
1,8,9 Be mindful of your surrounding’s as ramps can be slippery and currents can cause you to lose footing so taking extra caution is absolute paramount. This Loading procedure is only a guide and Duralite takes no responsibility due to injury or death resulting from abiding by this Loading instruction.
If you are still having trouble with loading your trailer please seek advice and or direction from your dealer or preferably Duralite Trailers.