Windless getting in way when trailering

ivy282ivy282 Illinois Posts: 4Member
Anytimime I take my 282 off or put it on the trailer the windless hits. Any suggestions? 

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  • ivy282ivy282 Illinois Posts: 4Member
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 2,585Member ✭✭✭✭
    Do you mean the anchor or the anchor roller?  The windlass should be on the deck and kinda hard to hit.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 4,017Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    My anchor hits the roller when I take my 280EC off the trailer. It is due to the angle of the ramp that I use. What I do is remove the anchor from the pulpit, then when backing off the trailer, I turn the wheel slightly to one side so the pulpit misses the roller. The boat has to be floating to do this.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
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  • jhofmannjhofmann ConnecticutPosts: 430Member ✭✭✭
    I have a similar problem with my 242, launching the anchor drags over the top roller, I just go slow, as trying to hit the brakes to pop it over bent the pulpit. Retrieving the boat I bump the windlass so there is a little slack and I can move the anchor around the roller when winching on the trailer. My trailer is an aftermarket (Venture), I would think yours being a Rinker trailer wouldn't have this issue, unless that is a different anchor than came frim the factory.
  • Dude_HimselfDude_Himself Charleston, SCPosts: 558Member ✭✭✭
    Could be you're retrieving the boat too deep. I have had similar issues with my 280EC: if I have the trailer too deep the boat comes in and the anchor aims for the bow roller. What I do is pull the trailer a little further out, and use a combination of winching and power to get it up on the trailer. 
  • mattiemattie Sarnia, OntarioPosts: 300Member ✭✭✭
    Same here, deep water ramp - the anchor gets hung up on the bow roller. Shallow water ramp - no issues. Usually can rock the boat outta the way.
    246BR, 276BR, H310BR current
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,579Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    We launch 5 different 282. For the last 14 years. My son and I always work together on launching.  Yes the anchors hit.  You have two options.  1 back in very deep, usually have rear tires of truck half under  or 2 back in like normal then as you back off the trailer turn the outdrive full to either left or right.  This will pivot the boat around the trailer roller.  
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,579Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can also lower the trailer winch stand to below the bow eye basically lower all the way down.  
  • jhofmannjhofmann ConnecticutPosts: 430Member ✭✭✭
    Smoe launches like our boat club do not allow power on or power off. They say it will slowly damage the launch and increase maintaince costs. Boating is expensive enough without raising our club dues!!
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 2,585Member ✭✭✭✭
    jhofmann said:
    Smoe launches like our boat club do not allow power on or power off. They say it will slowly damage the launch and increase maintaince costs. Boating is expensive enough without raising our club dues!!
    Power loading at public launches is illegal in Michigan for the same reason.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 2,579Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is not about powering on. The issue on a 282 with a Trail Master trailer is during launching.  
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