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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:42 AM
Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:06 PM
I would use a T-bone rack. http://www.shopgetou...tender.html . Pull the bow past the T of the rack, pick it up and set it on the rack. Let the stern... and yes....the rudder, sit on the ground and hold the boat's upward angled position. You will not hurt the rudder doing this. Then go to the back of the boat, pick up the stern, and slide it the rest of the way into the bed. Same thing to take the boat out. Pull it 2/3rds the way out, set the stern down on the rudder, go to the bow, lift it off to the side and set it down. You can always place a throw run or similar down under the stern and rudder to protect it if you desire.
If you are worried about damaging the rudder even after watching this video...you can certainly get yourself a cart. Put the cart on the back before sliding the boat back. Use a rope secured to the T-bone to keep the boat from taking off when you pull it back...and the same for putting it back in. Make a wheel-chock to keep the cart from rolling back when you lift the bow up and then walk back and lift the whole thing up and slide it in...then pull the cart off.
This is the factory TRYING to break the rudder. https://www.youtube....h?v=cfrPeJ1rb0E
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