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Posted by Bluewater Cowboy ( on August 09, 2003 at 07:43:13:

In Reply to: Re: RETRIVING BOAT FROM THE RAMP posted by keith mogensen on July 16, 2003 at 11:05:52:

I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to say, because of the poor spelling, but if you're suggesting an expanding trailer tongue, DON'T! This is more than illegal in most states, plus it is very unsafe unless performed by a very competent welder. However, if you're suggesting a TEMPORARY extension 'mini trailer', made much like the tow bar used for aircraft, then that's a feasible idea - as long as it's only used on the boat ramp only (NEVER ON THE ROAD). A 3-5' length would be sufficient (depending on ramp conditions), but be sure to chock the trailer tires when removing the tow bar. The tow bar should also be made by a competent welder - out of steel!

Good luck,

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