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    Platinum Member Platinum Member Tom A.'s Avatar
    My Boats:
    Necessary Evil .............Donzi 38 ZrComp.............
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    Nov 2002
    New Jersey
    Four good chocks. I also have a set of wheel locks (police style tire boot) for security but they also will prevent the wheel from rolling.
    No Beak, No Bustle, No Bull. Donzi 38 ZRC

  2. #12
    Registered Brad Zastrow's Avatar
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    Jun 2001
    McHenry, Illinois
    Wheels chocks will work fine. I do it all the time with one or two on an incline like yours. (usally two) Electric brakes would work fine untill the battery gives out. Surge brakes might leak down. I would trust wheel chocks over trailer brakes any time. If you sleep better with a chock under each tire that is the way to go. One will hold it. Two is safe, Six is silly but better.

  3. #13
    Gold Member Gold Member
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    Wellcraft Excalibur 26
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    Feb 2006
    Cicero, NY
    Ok - thanks for the feedback. Chocks it will be I had an medium set and just found a large set. I will do all 4 tires just to be safe. I asume I should let the trailer roll forward and get some presure on the chock before I un hook right ?

  4. #14
    Charter Member #232 Charter Member Audiofn's Avatar
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    1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
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    Oct 2000
    Carlisle, MA USA
    We had to swap trucks on a hill once. The tranny blew on the way up to Lake Winni in NH. It was a LONG azz hill so backing down was not an option as we were almost to the top. We put every bolder behind the tires that we could and prayed
    Put your best foot forward!

  5. #15
    Ginger or Mary Ann? Charter Member US1 Fountain's Avatar
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    Oct 2000
    Lafayette, IN
    Just run a chain thru 2 wheels as a backup to the chocks.

  6. #16
    Registered User
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    Oct 2003
    Quote Originally Posted by US1 Fountain View Post
    Just run a chain thru 2 wheels as a backup to the chocks.

    Some smarta$$ kid might kick your chocks out just to watch your boat crash thru the house across the street.

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