Do I Need To Adjust My Winch Stand???

RinkerRookieRinkerRookie Jordan Lake NCMember Posts: 38 ✭✭
I've owned my '10 246 BR since last July (first boat).  It did not come with a trailer so I bought a new one.  The folks at the marina where I pulled her out helped me set up the winch stand.  I think I need at least one adjustment, maybe two.  As you will see in the photos the hull does not rest completely at the front of the bunks, so I think I need to lower the winch stand so it lays completely flat.  If I am correct, then can I simply loosen the two bolts on the winch stand WHILE the boat is on the trailer?  I'm thinking she'll just settle into the proper position.  Secondly; the transom sits about 4-5 inches beyond the rear bunks.  Is this okay or do I need to adjust the winch stand for this too?  

Thanks in advance for your help,
Rinker Rookie

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  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAMember Posts: 4,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It all depends on the tongue weight. If the boat feels light on the tongue, then you can move it forward. Personally, if the tongue weight is good, then I wouldn't worry about moving the boat forward. I would only do so if it feels light.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
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  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 5,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2017
    I think your trailer setup looks perfect. If you can slide your winch post forward you can get it to sit flush on the front bunks a little more and will bring the rear in some. The overhang at the rear looks good and is normal.
    2008 330EC
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 3,152 ✭✭✭✭✭
    X2 what Cable and aero said
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