I was adjusting the positioning of my hull on the trailer which entailed moving the winch stand and moving the hull forward to get more of the stern on the bunks. I discovered that when I pushed the hull back off the winch roller that it popped up about an inch or so.This indicated to me that the hull was under downward pressure when cinched up tight. Not good. Also, I was concerned about not having any hull support for the front half of the hull.It may not be an issue but I did not care for it because all I could think of was .. I am putting a "hook in the hull" . I came up w/ two low dollar solutions. I shimmed the winch up about a 1/4" which enabled the bow ring/ hull to be pulled and cinched in at almost a perfect horizontal which alleviated the downward pressure. Then I cut a brace out of 2x4 pt and and screwed it from underneath the forward most crossmember that supports the trailer tongue extension(where the wiring goes into the boxtube). I carpeted the brace w/ 4-5 layers on the top edge where the hull will rest.This now gives the hull support in the front and the carpet provides some cushioning on the brace. All this took less than an hour. It helps to have a table saw but u could use a skillsaw to get it done. The table saw makes up for my sawing skills or lack there of. . I am a happy camper now!