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Boat position on trailer #12814332
07/03/18 02:29 AM
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I bought a 2001 Skeeter 210 SL about 6 years ago so it was 11 years old when I bought it. Came with the original Skeeter trailer. This is my first boat so still learning about boats. The boat is hard to load as the tip of the bow comes in below the front roller unless I have the trailer fairly shallow. This requires me to have to really power the boat onto the trailer. The front roller position is adjustable and I got to wondering if I could move it back to make the boat load easier. The roller/wench is in the same position as when I bought it. The back of the boat is about 8” from being all the way on the trailer runners. After doing some research I learned about the rear of the boat becoming dished if it isn’t far enough on the trailer. Mine is dished about 1/4-3/8 of an inch.

Here is the question. Now that the back of the boat is dished will it hurt this 17 year old boat if I adjust the position and now get it all the way on the trailer like it should have been from the dealer new in 2001?

Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Boat position on trailer [Re: learnin to fish] #12816418
07/04/18 09:24 PM
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look at the new boats on the market today, they all hang off the trailer a long way. Just a note do you have the motor set in the run position while loading. If you will tilt the motor up a little it will allow the bow of the boat to raise a little putting the bow above the roller. It takes a while to get the trailer at the right depth to load the boat. Every boat and trailer have a just right load point. The steeper the ramp the shallower the trailer in the water, the less grade on the ramp the deeper the trailer. Seems backwards but it works. Just tilt the motor up till you find that magic lift point on your boat and it will put it right where it needs to be.


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Re: Boat position on trailer [Re: learnin to fish] #12816772
07/05/18 03:11 AM
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Dobbin, I have been trimming up quite a bit and yes it does help. I eventually got the depth figured out. The deep vs shallow is totally opposite, I agree. Seems like other boat brands are able to have trailers deeper due to a different front hook placement.

I called my local Skeeter dealer and they told me that Skeeter designednthe back of the boat that way to help with plane speed. I emailed Skeeter the same question and will post their response when I get it.

Thanks for the info.

Re: Boat position on trailer [Re: learnin to fish] #12825538
07/12/18 03:30 PM
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Hey there Learnin to Fish - You have a very common issue at hand, you are backing the trailer too deep in the water. Whatever depth that you use to gently float the boat when taking the trailer off, you should be less deep when putting the boat back on. The boat needs to contact the trailer boards and then it will raise the bow of the boat and you won't have to fight it.


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