Originally Posted by Hookem2004
Heavy fiberglass boats don't slide well in general. They are just too heavy. I float my boat on and off my bunk trailer.
The reason I ask is when on the launch, with my Alumacraft TS 185, I have to be sure to push the boat against the front roller as far as it can go using the engine - hook it up and only then, let the engine stop for a full on-trailer load. If I don't do it just right, even though the roller has contact with the keel while loading, the keel will be a few inches away from the front roller after pulling out the boat.
I'd like to be able to winch it those last few inches while out of the water instead of having to circle back to the launch, put the boat it in the water, then winch. Hence my interest in the slides.