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    Bow Bouncing on Trailer and Cleaning Non-Skid


    I just purchased this boat and the bow bounces when trailering. I know the bow eye should be tight to roller but cannot winch any further. Also I need to get tie downs for the back. What I'm wondering about is the winch position. The boat is a 2005 Bayliner 222 with a 2005 5 Starr trailer. I'm assuming it was all bought at same time so it's the correct trailer for boat. Does it look like I need to adjust winch froward and up? It also looks like the bow roller can be swung down.
    What's the best way to protect the nonskid? I did see a video where someone used Pro Polish but was wondering of other options. Seems like I clean it but walking on it gets it dirty again. Needs a wax but something that won't make it slippery. Thank you for any suggestions.
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    #2
    Regarding the non skid deck. I use Starbrite non skid deck cleaner, it does a pretty good job.


    Ron
    1989 3218
    1988 Boston Whaler 13 Super Sport Limited
    2007 Yamaha VX Cruiser

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      #3
      I use the same as ronbo404.

      Non skid needs constant attention to stay clean.

      If it has deep stains from the previous owner, you could use soft scrub with bleach to remove the deep/old stuff.

      Then you just have to keep it clean as you use it.

      There is no wax you can use......that would cause a serious slip and fall...…….....especially while wet.


      I use a medium bristle deck brush with a removable/collapsible pole...…...that keeps me off my hands and knees while cleaning.
      Present Boat- 2018 VR5 4.5/200hp Mercruiser
      Last Boat- 1998 Capri 1950CL 3.0 Mercruiser

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        #4
        I am no expert but I do not think that is the original trailer.

        That boat might have been sold brand new without a trailer.

        Regardless, I think it is too short.....you have a lot of weight hanging off the end.

        Tongue weight is supposed to be about 10-15 percent of the load.

        Get the whole thing weighed and then measure the tongue weight...….then do the math.

        As a short term fix you could attached a strap from the bow eye straight down to the trailer.

        …....and yes, you need a proper rear tie down system.

        Be prepared to replace that trailer.......maybe the seller would take it in on trade......it looks nice......just too short.

        Present Boat- 2018 VR5 4.5/200hp Mercruiser
        Last Boat- 1998 Capri 1950CL 3.0 Mercruiser

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          #5
          Unless the length of the trailer tongue prevents this......... I would move the tongue jack and the winch tower forward, allowing the hull's center of gravity to become more balanced on the trailer.




          As it is now.... it appears that the hull is too far AFT.








          I see a "Super Lube" decal regarding your axle spindles.
          When you grease the wheel bearings, be sure to lift the wheel off the ground and spin it while adding the new grease.


          Also.... raise your stern drive no more than necessary to clear the ground.
          Store the drive in the full down and straight ahead position.
          Do this, and you will extend the life of your drive shaft bellows.

          .
          Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
          2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
          Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
          Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
          Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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          • Lavapit315
            Lavapit315 commented
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            Thank you for the added tips

          #6
          Ditto on the last two above. Also the winch cable should not be counted on to secure the bow to the trailer.

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            #7
            Originally posted by richardson View Post
            Ditto on the last two above. Also the winch cable should not be counted on to secure the bow to the trailer.
            It looks like he does have the safety chain.



            Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
            2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
            Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
            Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
            Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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              #8
              It looks like the wrong size trailer. If the winch post is moved forward the winch will be directly over the coupler.
              1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

              Mike

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                #9
                I’d do as Rick suggested, looks like there’s some extra room left on the tongue. Might be able to get 7-8”
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                Dave
                Edmonds, WA
                "THE FIX"
                '93 2556
                Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                Misc. projects thread
                https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by builderdude View Post
                  I’d do as Rick suggested, looks like there’s some extra room left on the tongue. Might be able to get 7-8”
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                  Look at the lean on that post, moving 7” will put the winch into his tow vehicle.
                  1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

                  Mike

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                    #11
                    The winch tower tube can be shortened.
                    Moving the winch forward 7” will not cause it to interfere with the tow rig.
                    The bow will most likely clear the tow rig.

                    What have you got to lose by trying it?

                    .
                    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                      #12
                      Originally posted by Nauti_Mike View Post

                      Look at the lean on that post, moving 7” will put the winch into his tow vehicle.
                      Mike I agree, at 7-8” the winch itself would remain aft of the coupler and surge brake actuator but the winch post may end up to close to the tow rig. As Rick mentioned the post can be cut down substantially. It may not be enough to get the transom setting on the bunks though. IMO the bunks should extend aft of the transom at least 2” if not a bit more.
                      Dave
                      Edmonds, WA
                      "THE FIX"
                      '93 2556
                      Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                      The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                      Misc. projects thread
                      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                        #13
                        Extending the tongue tube may be an option as well.

                        Trailers track and reverse much better when the tongue is a bit longer.

                        .
                        Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                        2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                        Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                        Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                        Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                          #14
                          It looks like it would be fairly easy to stretch the tongue since it all bolts together. Just match the tube. I stretched the tongue on our sail boat trailer by 2 1/2' which made for easier launching and recovery (it was a 28' Irwin) but then I was a welder and Boilermaker/Fitter and had access to material and equipment. I still have equipment (welders) and access to material. Jim
                          Jim
                          1975 2865 Carver Santa Cruz
                          Twin 215hp 302 Ford Waukesha
                          Twin Straight Shaft Drive
                          Tow Vehicle 2002 Ford F250 Superduty
                          7.3L Powerstroke
                          Boise, Id

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                            #15
                            Just to be clear...... I was not suggesting that you weld a piece of tubing to the existing tongue in order to extend it.

                            First off, welding galvanized material gives off hazardous vapors.
                            Secondly, we don’t want any vertical welds on a framing member.

                            I was suggesting to replace the entire tube with a longer piece.


                            .
                            Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                            2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                            Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                            Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                            Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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