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222 sport fish trailer problem, maybe......

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222 sport fish trailer problem, maybe......

PostTue Apr 11, 2017 11:05 pm

Got a wesco alum trailer under my 222.

Having to get the trailer very deep to get boat off/on. Truck is damn near in the water and still feels stuck on the trailer. Front v bunk also looking like it's taking a good hit on the edge where the boards start. Not my first boat. Unfortunately due to my parking spot a longer tongue is not a viable option right now either.


Anyone else having issues, or just my luck?
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Re: 222 sport fish trailer problem, maybe......

PostWed Apr 12, 2017 4:57 pm

sounds like the ramp isn't steep enough.....
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Re: 222 sport fish trailer problem, maybe......

PostWed Apr 12, 2017 8:06 pm

Hope so, however front of the boat is fairly "scratched up". We've only ran it once so far, so definitely will be trying another ramp for sure.
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Re: 222 sport fish trailer problem, maybe......

PostWed Apr 12, 2017 11:28 pm

Have to pick and know your ramps. I launch at Port Canaveral and the north causeway launch at New Smyrna 95% of the time. The Port is very steep and I have to keep the boat in gear to be able to winch it fully. Ponce Inlet is much less steep and I have to pretty much drive it on and release when I am up on the eye. Either way, I found the base trailer bow stop too narrow for the Pioneer broad nose and pretty much collapsed the wide outside flanges twice. I replaced the roller and outside flanges with something more broad on the outside to prevent metal on gelcoat. I still get significant rubber mars on the hull which rub out with some compound around the bow stop. Just part of my regimen..
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Re: 222 sport fish trailer problem, maybe......

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 7:45 am

it could be your trailer too. i've only had Owens ans Sons trailers under my boats. i never had a issue with the boat hitting the trailer while loading.

up at Lake Marion, the ramp is so shallow that i had my exhast bubbling, but at least it was fresh water.
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Re: 222 sport fish trailer problem, maybe......

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Owens and sons are nice! I got a quote on a sport trail at around $4200. Might do that at a later date once I get everything else sorted out.
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Re: 222 sport fish trailer problem, maybe......

PostFri Apr 14, 2017 5:22 pm

MagicTrail trailers make custom aluminum trailers that I have had on the last two boats and they work great!

http://www.magictilt.com/trailers/alumi ... -ca-series
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Re: 222 sport fish trailer problem, maybe......

PostTue Apr 18, 2017 11:41 pm

I have the same problem with my magic tilt. I don't think it's the trailer specifically, I think it's the V guide at the bow. when I got my boat I told them the v guides take too much weight and make too much contact to protect the boat. After my first service, the dealer offered to repair my "sandbar damage" for $350, but quickly dropped it and changed the subject when I told them it was from their trailer setup they sold me causing the chipping on the keel... still damaged and waiting to install the target bunks before I get the gel coat and glass repaired..

Also, all new 222's on this dealers lot have the bunks at the bow now instead of the guides... go figure.

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