Bolger trailer method
- Can someone give me the url for the article where Mr Bolger described
how he uses a small car to handle launching/recovering boats, please.
- Hi Dave
No URL that I can think of. The piece was an article in MAIB, a printed
magazine. Back issues are available. The gist of it was to retrofit the
trailer tongue jack with a big wheel and send the trailer up and down the
ramp on the end of a winch line , keeping the car at the top of the ramp,
dry. They mounted an electric winch on a piece of stout timber, and chained
that to solid frame points or towing loops at the front of the car when
actually launching or retrieving.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Derek Waters" <dgw@d...> wrote:
> Hi Davechained
>They mounted an electric winch on a piece of stout timber, and
> that to solid frame points or towing loops at the front of the carwhen
> actually launching or retrieving.They also give a brief description at the end of this article:
The article is in the Bolger files in the Topaz folder.
You don't have to use an electic winch. I use a manual one that cost
about $70 Cdn including 50 feet of cable. You mount it on a hitch
extension that you hook into your vehicle hitch. Make sure the
extension is long enough to allow you to rotate the winch handle. I
will post a photo of mine as soon as I get my scanner working.