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Old 05-11-2017, 12:07 PM
Moshek Moshek is offline
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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
I'll try tonight, and post back, thanks!
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:07 PM
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I'll try tonight, and post back, thanks!
Ok, I moved it up by one notch, which is as high as it can go. I winched up the boat, and it's resting on the roller now, and the winch hook isn't touching the roller. Now I can't lift up the front of the boat myself off the roller, so I think that's good (before I could lift it, I guess it was just back heavy enough)

Now the boat is past the end of the bunks... Is that ok?http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9aa10dd74b.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...babdeade1c.jpg
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:15 PM
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One more pic showing the whole winch..http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...e7e305fd6f.jpg
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:40 AM
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Now the boat is past the end of the bunks... Is that ok ?
Perfect.
One inch of the bunk past the transom provides ample support to the transom.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:28 AM
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Moshek,
Perfect, perfect, perfect.

Go enjoy your rig and trailer. Wonderful setup.

Be safe

p.s.
Amazing that a small adjustment can make such a difference in the overall situation.
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:55 AM
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Nice boat. I just picked mine up. Same boat, just flipped the red and black. Where did your bunks end before you made the adjustment? My bow sits right on the roller, but my bunks end about 3/4-1" short of the back of the boat.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:07 AM
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Moshek,
Perfect, perfect, perfect.

Go enjoy your rig and trailer. Wonderful setup.

Be safe

p.s.
Amazing that a small adjustment can make such a difference in the overall situation.
Thanks for all the help! It just didn't seem right that I could lift the front end and bounce it up and down myself... I thought that couldn't be good when going down the highway!
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:12 AM
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Nice boat. I just picked mine up. Same boat, just flipped the red and black. Where did your bunks end before you made the adjustment? My bow sits right on the roller, but my bunks end about 3/4-1" short of the back of the boat.
Good question! I found a pic from when I first picked it up, where I can see the bunks were just in maybe half an inch to an inch under the transom. Now they stick out about 1 to 2 inches. I'm liking the boat, only had it out once so far, but it ran great.

My only real problem so far is the nut on the winch that holds the toggle and spring on came loose, so I lost the nut and spring. Had to use a ratchet strap to hold the winch lever in place to get home from the lake.

Picking up a new spring tomorrow. Found a locking nut in my junk drawer and put it on with some blue loctite. Unfortunately the spring is kinda unique.

With that, I plan to go over the trailer and check every single nut/bolt.
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Old 05-12-2017, 02:48 PM
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Nice boat. I just picked mine up. Same boat, just flipped the red and black. Where did your bunks end before you made the adjustment? My bow sits right on the roller, but my bunks end about 3/4-1" short of the back of the boat.
You should consider moving the winch stand ahead to get the transom fully supported. Unless it is welded to the trailer frame.
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Old 05-12-2017, 03:29 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....................

Be safe
Glad to see the OP solved his problem. I am however struggling trying to understand what REW has suggested here. Seems to me that the winch will still rotate in the same direction and I fail to see how unwinding the strap changes anything. How can you wind the strap back on in the opposite direction?
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