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Old 01-12-2020, 07:03 PM
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Tilt style boat trailer
I just bought a bought and it has a tilt trailer? This is my first boat and trailer, didn't know they made tilt trailer? What's the purpose?
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Usually there smaller trailers for dropping boats of edges or difficult ramps. Make sure you run a tag wire from where the front tilts to the back or you will find the trailer looses its ground over time and the lights don’t work
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Watch your face when you release the tilt !
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My Dad had one in the 60's,it was a Cox Trailer..
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Generally for crappy ramps and no ramp shorelines. .... it definitely has it's place. ... you'll be able to launch just about anywhere.
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Make sure that your trailer has some sort of device to limit the amount of travel the rear section can actually tilt. Could be a bad situation W/O any way to control the amount of tilt.
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They stopped making them in the 1960’s. Usually had flat bottom boats and sat high above the tires. Run it and have fun.
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We had one for a drift boat; a flat-bottom, high rocker, rowing dory for fishing rivers. The tilt made it easier to load/unload directly onto a gravel river bank. Typically, there’s no “ramp,” per se, just back the trailer to the rivers edge and shove the boat off the trailer. Most drift boat trailers today have a full-width roller across the back, instead of tilt.
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Originally Posted by The Peddler View Post
We had one for a drift boat; a flat-bottom, high rocker, rowing dory for fishing rivers. The tilt made it easier to load/unload directly onto a gravel river bank. Typically, there’s no “ramp,” per se, just back the trailer to the rivers edge and shove the boat off the trailer. Most drift boat trailers today have a full-width roller across the back, instead of tilt.
Thanks for the info, I really doubt I'll ever use it, but who know. This is my first boat so I'm sure it will be a standard boat ramp...
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I had one under a Glassmaster.
Pull the pin when you launch and retrieve even on a decent ramp. Assuming it's set up correctly it doesn't tilt until the boat is 1/2 ways off the trailer and the same when you load. Also helps center the boat.
Trailer looks to be in very good condition for its age, but get some new rollers and pins so you stop tearing up the keel.
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Originally Posted by coastboater View Post
I had one under a Glassmaster.
Pull the pin when you launch and retrieve even on a decent ramp. Assuming it's set up correctly it doesn't tilt until the boat is 1/2 ways off the trailer and the same when you load. Also helps center the boat.
Trailer looks to be in very good condition for its age, but get some new rollers and pins so you stop tearing up the keel.
Yes first In order is new rollers and pins, what's the better roller? I'm guessing they make them out of different materials? I would go a little above mid range price.

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