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  1. #11
    Thanks for the explanation Wesley. I will definitely be a crank it up type guy
    Greg

    2007 185 Sport 4.3L
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  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Born
    Greg,

    Never really see the point of doing it (power loading).

    Wesley
    Wesley with the smaller/lighter boats you don't really have to worry about it. Never really had to do it with my 15 to 17 footers. With the weight of 240 do it any time I can now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STIHLBOLTS
    Many trailers now have the 5th prong that unlocks the surge brakes. Also the newer trailers are getting the completely sealed LED lights that don't have the same issues that earlier lights have.
    Have not had a problem yet with Brakes as long as I don't pull the plug until I'm almost in the water. The grade of the ramp and the weight of the boat keeps the trailer surge brakes from engaging.

    Ye I know about the new lights its just the thought of ducking wires in the water with the power on them

    Previous Boat:
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    North GA Mountains http://www.ssg-i.com

  4. #14
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    I may just print out this list and save a copy to hand out if I think someone needs a refresher course.

    Last fall, my family and I waited for 15 minutes while this couple pulled their boat out and washed it. Literally.

    They docked the boat and I saw the guy go up and get his truck. He pulled down the ramp and loaded. As he was pulling up, and I being ready, I pulled up to a point where he could get out of the area and I could begin backing in. And there I waited. My family had already walked down to the dock (5 others). They got a front row seat to watch.

    I'll usually use the hose to wash off the saltwater, but not pull out the brush too, interior and exterior while there are peopled staged to go! And if I have to, I'll just do all that at home, since I run the engine with the muffs on anyway.

    That still bugs me...
    2003 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, Twin 4.3MPI, Alpha I's, Kohler 5.0kw Generator, Garmin 4208/GMR41 radar
    1995 Sea Ray 175 "Five Series" Bowrider, 3.0l LX Alpha I (sold Fall 2012)

    My current project, a home renovation: http://mulberryhall.blogspot.com

  5. #15
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    Marina Etiquette Tips

    Marina Etiquette Tips

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  6. #16
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    ah erhim... Doug, this is boat ramp etiquette 101...please go down the hall and too the left for Marina Etiquette. Thank you.


    Seriously, that is worthy of it's own thread. Please open a new one up and I will place it as a sticky. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STIHLBOLTS
    ah erhim... Doug, this is boat ramp etiquette 101...please go down the hall and too the left for Marina Etiquette. Thank you.

    Seriously, that is worthy of it's own thread. Please open a new one up and I will place it as a sticky. Thanks.
    I take this as a HUGH complement to my post. Thank you!

    It did not exactly fit under sport cruisers. Hope I picked the right category.


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  8. #18
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    Remember to raise the engine before pulling the boat out of the water on the trailer. Saw that once on Lake Mead. Husband screaming at his better half as the lower unit grinds and imbeds itself into the concrete ramp...I think they're still there trying to get it up..

  9. #19
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    power loading done right is done at just over idle speed (700-800 RPM) with engines in gear. If it will not go on... trailer is not deep enough. Creating a wake and churning the water up with 4,000 RPM to push the thing on the trailer is simply ridiculous and really lets the boat owners lack of experience show through.

    Launching or retrieving a boat should take about 30-45 seconds from the time your bow crosses the end of the trailer (loading) or from the time the trailers tires hit the water (unloading). True with my previous 220BR. True with my 280DA. Dropping the truck person off on the dock does not require docking if you wish. Just simply come alongside and stop the boat so the truck person has an easy step onto the dock (220BR). The 280 I simply turn around and stop the boat within 6 inches of the end of the dock. This way you never tie up the dock just waiting.

    Also.... if you must use the dock use your lines... the human lines are dangerous and unnecessary. Why do people have the wife, and kids physically hold the boat on the dock..... it would be much less effort to simply utilize your dock lines.

    my 2 pennies... great topic Richard! Are there really non-concrete/non-asphalt ramps?
    Jeremy
    Boat: 2006 280DA T-4.3 MPI Alpha 1
    Tow Vehicle: 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 DuraMax/Allison

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    Are there really non-concrete/non-asphalt ramps?
    Not in my area

    Previous Boat:
    2006 240 SunDeck, MS Judy, 350 MAG BR3
    North GA Mountains http://www.ssg-i.com

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