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Advice On Launching Boat With Trailer Slicks

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I recently put tralier slicks on my bunk boards. I fish by myself alot and can no longer unhook my winch and tie my bow rope to my trailer and back down and let the boat just come off. I went test it out yesterday. I left the winch hooked till the trailer was safely in the water, but when I tried to unhook the winch, I could'nt. There was to much tension on the winch from the boat trying to come off the trailer. Any advice?
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What are trailer slicks made out of ? I have 4 bunk boards 10 ft long topped with the white nylatron plastic strips and my boat don't slide off the trailer , once in the water I hit the brakes really hard and it will move a bit but no way will it fall off the trailer , it is a very heavy boat , aluminum 23 by 8ft 3in with 1/4 in bottom and 3/16in sides ------- I never seen your rig but maybe you need to adjust your bunk boards so that the boat sits close to level on the trailer and is not angled back hard ------another idea for you since you say you go by your self would be a spinaker hook , you would tie your bow line to the spinaker hook and hook the hook to your trailer post , there would be a small 1/4' line coming off the hook ,once the boat is in the water when you pull the 1/4 inch line it unsnaps the hook and off you go
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I bought them from Overton's, but not sure what they are made of. Really just looks like hard plastic. My boats not as big as yours, its 18ft. I will look into your suggestion. I think you were the one who suggested the POR 15 paint to me. I bought some online and painted some bad spots on my trailer. Seems like good stuff. Thanks
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I wrap my bow line around the post above the winch then back off on the winch till the rope is tight and the tension off strap. Unhook winch strap then simply just unwrap the rope
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leave the winch hooked and just unroll a little of the winch that way it will be loose but not to much for the boat to come off of the trailer
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   Ray
I don't know what trailer slicks are but I fish my myself most of the time and launch very easy. Tie a bow rope longer than your boat, undo the winch before backing in the trailer and tie the rope to the rear of the trailer, back in until the boat floats, usually when the top of the fenders are almost under water and hit the brakes. The boat should slide off the trailer until the bow line stops it. Pull up the truck until you can untie the line from the trailer and pull the boat to the dock. When coming back in, back the trailer down the same and drive the boat up to the bow stop on the trailer. Mine just slides right up with very little power, (too much power causes backwash at the rear of the landing), a walk to the bow, hook the latch on the winch, if you can't drive up all the way you may have to winch it a few turns, get in the truck and pull off the landing and tie down. Very easy with side bumpers but it can be done without.

Or you can undo the hook, get in the boat after backing down the trailer until the fenders are almost under water, start the engine and back off tie up to the dock and move the truck, when coming back just use the same method I suggested earlier. I always unplug the boat lights just in-case water gets in the light assy. so the bulbs do not burn out. It may take some practice but is the only way I do it. Good fishin' Ray
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