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Old 04-16-2009, 08:55 PM
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Hey,,you are wrong !!!!!People did this already,,,,and not funny .LOL

The reason why its not so funny,,,is because first u need to dig a hole ..partialy under the trailer,,,and set some 4X4's across it ...so the boat lands on them !!!
Because if not,,,how will u detail it ?????
Then back the trailer in to the hole and jank the 4X4's out undernith the boat .DONE
YOU ARE NOT THINKING TOO GOOD........

Boat will lean to one side naturally so when you are done with the one side just push it over to the other side and keep on detailing.........
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:56 PM
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These guys are idiots................

1st Crack open a case of beer with your buddies (helps with decision making)

2nd Tie transom to biggest tree in yard and spray trailer bunks with WD-40. One can per bunk.......

3rd Hook up truck to trailer, mention to your buddies "watch this" and floor it....... Make sure drive(s) are up so they won't get damaged.


When your done tie the trailer to the tree and hook a rope to the bow eye and just pull it back on the trailer with your truck........

Then post pics for all here to learn from..........
Thats' fricking hilarious!!!!!

I'd even pay to see that!!!

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Old 04-16-2009, 09:02 PM
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Get 20 of your strongest friends...

A frames and straps are the best way...Boat stands and a floor jack will do the trick in a pinch...

I agree, boat stands a floor jack and a few BIG blocks. Put mine on the trailer that way about a month ago...takes about 45 min.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:32 PM
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what do you mean by detail? If you mean wax it - dont..it will slow you down. i would pay to have a fork life pick it up and then you can wash the bottom.

I have done the whole tie the transom to the tree and pull the trailer out from under the boat back in the day...not the best idea
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:19 AM
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I am trying to detail the bottom of the boat in the comfort of my back yard. Are there any tricks and or tools to get the boat off the trailer so that I can get int oall the nooks and crannies, then slip the trailer right under again? The boat is a 27' Activator

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Stop by your local marina and ask to rent their yard arms. They are specificaly made to get your boat off the trailer. Very quick and easy to do. It will take you longer to get them out of the truck than to get the boat off the trailer.

Funny... two pages later and finally a SERIOUS answer!

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Old 04-17-2009, 10:21 AM
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Maybe I could buy a few yard arms. Then a jack, a few blocks and I suppose that's it, huh?
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Yard arms are VERY expensive
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The yard arms have jacks built into them, and like said above...they are very expensive.
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Yard arms are VERY expensive
And I doubt most marina's well let you just borrow one. Liability issues.
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