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#6140094 - 01/17/16 02:30 PM Boat froze to the trailer this morning...
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Never had that happen before. Back boat down ramp, floated my trailer, it was like I had the back straps on. I had to let it sit, with my trailer floating, till the lake water thawed it out. Glad no one pulled up behind me. All I could do is just sit there and wonder how long it was going to take, finally it broker free I'm like "yes!!!" woot grin

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#6140097 - 01/17/16 02:32 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: Guy]
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lol How long did it take you to figure out what was happening?
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#6140112 - 01/17/16 02:54 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: Fooshman]
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At first I thought I left the straps on, so I pull it back out, and straps are not on, at that point I'm thinking it is frozen, so back in the water it goes. Then I'm sitting there for 5 minutes, fingers crossed no one pulls up behind me. The whole time, I'm thinking could it really be frozen? What if it is something else? Maybe the boat is caught on trailer some how?? What I'm I gonna say if someone pulls up behind me???

Then finally, CRACK, BOOM!! YES! Lol.

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#6140203 - 01/17/16 04:10 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: Guy]
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Was it wet from the day before?
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#6140256 - 01/17/16 04:50 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: Fooshman]
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Yep, I was on the water till sundown, I'm sure that is a major reason why it froze like that.

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#6140283 - 01/17/16 05:14 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: Guy]
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I assume you have carpeted bunks, couple of options for your:
Replace the carpet with the plastic bunk material.
easiest-Install bunk sliders on top of your carpeted bunk boards.
Regardless of which you chose, remove your tie down straps before you head to the ramp so the boat breaks free before you launch.

Or just stand on the wheel well once you launch and your weight will cause it to break free faster.

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#6140434 - 01/17/16 06:46 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: Guy]
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#6140784 - 01/17/16 10:38 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: Guy]
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Had a guy have his slide off from frozen bunks after a hunt. That was fun.

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#6140938 - 01/18/16 07:31 AM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: mohunter]
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Originally Posted By: mohunter
Or just stand on the wheel well once you launch and your weight will cause it to break free faster.

Yeah that was my last thought about the time it broke on its own. My thought befor that, was to get in the boat and jump up and down, I'm not a physics major but I figured that would not help lol. But standing on the wheel well would help a little, but probably not that much, that trailer is heavy, you can tell because how low the boat sits in the water floating the trailer.

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#6142404 - 01/18/16 09:23 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Guy
Originally Posted By: mohunter
Or just stand on the wheel well once you launch and your weight will cause it to break free faster.

Yeah that was my last thought about the time it broke on its own. My thought befor that, was to get in the boat and jump up and down, I'm not a physics major but I figured that would not help lol. But standing on the wheel well would help a little, but probably not that much, that trailer is heavy, you can tell because how low the boat sits in the water floating the trailer.


You needed a fat arse on both sides, sorry I couldn't make it

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#6143891 - 01/19/16 05:48 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: Guy]
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Had the same thing happen a few years ago. Just hopped in the boat and rocked it from side to side. Didn't take long!

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#6143910 - 01/19/16 06:00 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: mohunter]
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Originally Posted By: mohunter
I assume you have carpeted bunks, couple of options for your:
Replace the carpet with the plastic bunk material.
easiest-Install bunk sliders on top of your carpeted bunk boards.
Regardless of which you chose, remove your tie down straps before you head to the ramp so the boat breaks free before you launch.

Or just stand on the wheel well once you launch and your weight will cause it to break free faster.


Why would you want a aluminum boat bouncing all over the trailer? Bet that's great for the transom

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#6143943 - 01/19/16 06:15 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: Guy]
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sometimes it just happens, luckily in Texas it isnt often.

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#6144025 - 01/19/16 07:20 PM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: hunt91]
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Originally Posted By: hunt91
Had the same thing happen a few years ago. Just hopped in the boat and rocked it from side to side. Didn't take long!

That's a good idea right there. up

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#6144874 - 01/20/16 10:55 AM Re: Boat froze to the trailer this morning... [Re: Guy]
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If your trailer and bunk boards freeze overnight. Do not unhook the bow strap when backing down the ramp. Trust me, I know. grin bang

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