Boat almost came off trailer/polymere worn now porpoising

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akakolka
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Boat almost came off trailer/polymere worn now porpoising

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Going down the road and the winch gave out. Boat came off trailer but the strap was still attached. The polymer hit the road on the tail end. Thought I lost the boat. I now use straps on the back end. Did not see any damage until I went riding. The boat now porpoises really bad. Looking for suggestion on how to fix. I live out towards floral city/ hernando county. Any help or suggestions.

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If it is an aluminum hull you might have just bent the back edge of the boat up and that will change the way the boat rides

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Cmcintosh721 wrote:If it is an aluminum hull you might have just bent the back edge of the boat up and that will change the way the boat rides
Ditto. Use a dead blow hammer "Gently" amazing what a few taps will accomplish :cheers:

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i always us a BIG crest wrench bend back tab to where you need boat to ride right
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If fiberglass maybe shim it
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FWI... that is a $70.00 ticket in Florida! Fl. requires the boat be secured to the trailer front and rear.

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