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Old 09-18-2022, 01:11 PM
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Default Winch stand bow stop.

Guys, I have this contraption for the bow stop on my trailer. It is a total ***** to get the boat on the trailer in low water and has led to scratches on the hull and drivability issues (bouncing, etc). The black rubber stops donít even last all that long.




Can I just get rid of the tilting stop and replace it with a bow roller or is the tilting stop needed for some reason? I donít see a lot of trailers made with this anymore.

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I too have only seen a handful of trailers set up like that. I'm with you on changing it to a normal roller arrangement.
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A V-stop is the way to go. Something like this.
https://venturetrailers.com/product/...mbly-carpeted/
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I had that setup on one of my boats and modified it soon after I used it a few times. Depending on how the boat hits it, you might be able to take the whole pivot setup off and replace it with one round bow stop. If not, some slight modifications will work. Old, bad quality pictures but it will give you an idea.




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Originally Posted by DrFeelgood View Post
A V-stop is the way to go. Something like this.
https://venturetrailers.com/product/...mbly-carpeted/
Yep, Iíve seen those and will probably add it over the winter. Iíve read that some have concerns using it because of hell strength issues. Thatís not a problem with any of our boats, but it was mentioned elsewhere.
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Picking up a roller is cheap. I may try that first.

I had to dip the boat four times to get it close enough to leave the ramp. It still wasnít on as solid as Iíd want it but Iím only a couple miles from the ramp.

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If you can weld make one your self.
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I find that with the length of these Formula 311s, the angle of the ramp has a lot of influence and I have to focus on getting my bow snug against my stop. My Venture aluminum trailer came with this:
https://venturetrailers.com/product/...ller-assembly/
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Old 09-19-2022, 10:21 AM
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It was low tide and my buddy was the one that attempted to get it winched up while I was driving it up. I thought it was good to go until I got down from the boat and we ready to leave. There was a good two inches of distance too and bottomÖ back in she wentÖ four times to get it close enough. Even then it wasnít perfect.

It seems from searching that many have issues with the type of stop I have on this trailer. Iím going to run out to the trailer shop (Portsmouth Trailer) this week to see what they might have on hand that I can use.
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Here is how mine tends to end up...about an inch or so of gap.

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