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Old 05-10-2017, 01:03 PM
Moshek Moshek is online now
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Hi,

On my new Lund Crossover 1875, when I winch it all the way up onto the trailer, I find that the bow doesn't want to rest right on the roller... It hangs in the air about an inch above the roller, and I can't tighten the winch any farther. The bow eye is right below the front roller. Do I need to angle the winch stand up by one more notch?

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Old 05-10-2017, 03:18 PM
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Mo,
Release the winch, unwind all of the winch strap to the attachment point. Then, wind the winch strap back on your winch in the opposite direction.

This will effectively drop the pull point by 3-5 inches depending on the winch.
I expect that you will have no more problems.

But, if you do not have a bow tie down strap - purchase a bow tie down strap and use it.

http://www.basspro.com/Bow-Tie-Down/...ductextensions

The bow tie down strap will keep the bow of the boat from bouncing.

You may also need to change the height of the bow roller to get the rig finally adjusted.

But, the boat should pull easily up to the bow roller or v block and the winch should nicely bottom the bow tight to the bow roller or V block.

Then, once tight, tighten down the bow tie down strap to keep it all tight.

Be safe
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:20 PM
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Moshek,
Also take a close up picture of the winch, bow roller and winch strap and bow of boat.

Then, back away and take a picture of the front 1/2 of the boat, including the winch stand, winch, bow roller and winch hook.

Post the pictures so that we can understand the geometry of the winch pull and the pulling angles of the winch and the pull back from the boat.
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:06 PM
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Thanks, I'll do that when I get home..

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Old 05-10-2017, 09:03 PM
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Thanks, I'll do that when I get home..

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Here we go.

The gap is actually only about 1/4 to 1/2 inch, now that I've looked at it closer.

I tried strapping it down to the frame with a separate ratchet strap, and that seemed to work pretty well.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c0462f97d7.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b993b73e93.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...eff76df0f8.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...df5e96d5f5.jpg

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Old 05-11-2017, 07:48 AM
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It appears to me that the hook is against the roller preventing any more forward movement. Click on the image to enlarge it.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:28 AM
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It appears to me that the hook is against the roller preventing any more forward movement. Click on the image to enlarge it.
I saw that too.. the belt goes over a roller bar that can be placed in three positions. It's at the top position... I wonder if moving it down one position would help.


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Old 05-11-2017, 09:52 AM
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Moshek,
Put the winch strap roller in the bottom position and give it a try.

Also, can the entire winch assembly be lifted 2 inches?
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:59 AM
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Moshek,
Put the winch strap roller in the bottom position and give it a try.

Also, can the entire winch assembly be lifted 2 inches?
I don't know about lifted, I'll have to check, but the top portion can be tilted upwards more.

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Old 05-11-2017, 11:51 AM
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Moshek,
Tilt the upper portion of the winch as high as possible and lock it in.
Give it a try.

Then, with the winch tilted higher and the boat winched up, take and post another picture please.

Also, if this does not get you all of the way there - unwind the winch and roll the strap back on from the bottom of the roller - rather than the top of the roller. The winch crank will turn in the opposite direction from the current direction if you do this. But, the winch does not care. it will crank just fine and lock just fine in either direction.

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But, when you get the winch and strap in their final position, you really still want to use a bow tie down strap all of the time in the future. That way, no matter what the winch strap is doing, the bow will still be snugged down tight to the trailer.

Good luck
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