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Old 05-04-2005, 08:06 AM
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Mike loosen the strap on the wench but leave it attached that way it wont get away from you. Back it in till it floats off the bunks your good,remove the strap, drop the drive about 1/2 way down and back away from the trailer its cake!
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Old 05-04-2005, 08:17 AM
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Hey Dock,

Congrats on the boat!!! Haven't been on the board too much lately so maybe I missed a post about your purchase. I know you've been looking for a looong time, so I just wanted to say congrats and enjoy!!!
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:17 AM
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I hope you mean WINCH Don!!
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Good advise here...a few more things-- try to have all your stuff in the boat and ready before you go to the launchramp. Take your time!!! Don't let someone force you to hurry up, that will only cause problems. Good luck.
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:49 AM
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So, how'd it go? Any good video or blooper shots?
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:41 PM
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My advice to rush the job and make sure you have your best friend standing by with the camera. This thread needs some pics.
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:49 PM
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I hope you mean WINCH Don!!

I don't know loosening the strap on the wench sounds like more fun
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Old 05-04-2005, 01:03 PM
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Damn, so much "help" on here! Boat is going in either Friday or Saturday, I've got some things I want to do to it while its still in the driveway.
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Old 05-04-2005, 01:38 PM
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Most of the ramps around here have a sign that says "Ramp Ends Here". There is usually a drop off there. If you back in too far and the trailer wheels go off the end of the ramps you may be stuck. This may not be an issue at some ramps but beware.
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Hey DR
Congrats again Just take your time cuz your blood might be boiling with exitment

One thing not mentioned that is realy more important when pulling out is set the emergency break before you put the truck in park,this will help from putting a large load on the parking pin in the tranny. If you are on a steap ramp I would recomend leaving the wench stap tight. I leave mine tight on all ramps. Stay parallel with the dock rocker.

Oh ya one more thing PUT THE PLUG IN and have fun.

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