Retrieving the boat, back onto the trailer, can be a real pain!

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We now modified our newest Bennington trailer. Haven't tested it yet but should work. The steel inside poles goes up within 5" of PVC top so breaking the PVC shouldn't be a problem member "Fire Up" described. Some earlier models didn't have metal high enough. We also added padded black canvas covers pulled over each PVC pipe.IMG_4399.jpgIMG_4398.jpgIMG_4401.jpgIMG_4400.jpg
 

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I had to pull my boat out today for some upcoming warranty work so I figured I’d film how I do a solo retrieve at our neighborhood dock. Without the outside load guides it would be tough to keep the aft where it should be over the bunks when pulling out.

 
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I had to pull my boat out today for some upcoming warranty work so I figured I’d film how I do a solo retrieve at our neighborhood dock. Without the outside load guides it would be tough to keep the aft where it should be over the bunks when pulling out.

Like a Pro!!! Think you've done this before......
 

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If any are still having some issues, I made a video of my process. I back the trailer in so the top of the fenders are just at the water surface. I know, in this vid the fenders are a little high, but the concept is the same. Hope this helps. I don’t know if I’ve posted before, so I apologize if it’s a rerun.

 

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Well done and know you have a lift and don’t trailer much
 

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Good job! That's one thing I've never done......driven any of our boats onto their trailer. We've just floated it on.......
 

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I'd put the trailer a bit farther in - you'll make lots of enemies "power landing" your boat like that. It destroys the landing and washes it out.
 

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I'd put the trailer a bit farther in - you'll make lots of enemies "power landing" your boat like that. It destroys the landing and washes it out.

As I stated in my video post, I normally back my trailer to where the fenders just get covered with water.
As far as powering on the trailer, I try to be very aware of that during the process. As it shows in the vid., I turn around a number of times to get my motor lined up with the trailer and to get my tilt as high as possible. I tilt the motor up far enough to only have a good bite in the water. Many never tilt their motor at all, and the trust is going down into the ramp’s bottom.
 
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