Axle Flippin

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by noeettica, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Anyone do this and regret it ?

    Pros / Cons

    Thanxx ! Dave
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Pro...hull is lower to the water when launching and retrieving.
    Less trailer needs to get wet when doing both.

    Con...shortens axle play...ie: the travel distance the axle can move up and down when hitting a bump.
    Where before your boat would ride over a bump, now you might bang, as the axle slams the trailer frame.

    I found that instead of flipping the axle to drop the back end of the trailer,
    it was easier to flip my hitch so that the tongue was higher,
    the stern lower, and accomplished the same end with less work.


    previous post:

    http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1229007155
     

  3. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Re: Axle Flippin A++++ :)

    Launched for the first time from the new set-up ... All I can say is WOW !

    Tows better ... Launches Easier ! A Win Win Situation :)

    Dave
     
  4. richg99

    richg99 1652 G3; Malibu Mini-X kayak

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    I also did that some years ago on a Carolina Skiff trailer.  Was a Godsend for launching.  Great idea and post.  Rich.