Boat swamped and beached...

Submitted: Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 21:19
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Daughter borrowed our 5m fibre glass speedboat and took it up to Menindee Lakes... We are at Airlie Beach...
A Gale built up overnight and large waves swamped the boat and beached it and it's now grounded about 4 metres from the water and NOT on its trailer...
How can she get the boat back onto the trailer when it's not in the water...
Anyone help..??
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Reply By: Phil 23 - Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 21:35

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 21:35
If it's an Outboard you should easily be able to wind the trailer under the boat.

Just wheel the trailer up to the boat, not connected to a vehicle, & winch the trailer under the boat.

You can raise the tow hitch up so the rear rollers are low on the keel, as you get to the balance point the front of the trailer will come back down.

Done this many times when we've unloaded boats on the lawn to do trailer repairs.

Cheers

Phil
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 09:43

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 09:43
Spot on Phil. Done that many times myself, especially when the trailer needs painting etc. If you don't want to damage your nice Sir Walter, put two or three tyre cases under the hull as it comes off the trailer. Winching it back on won't be a problem, as the trailer feeds under the boat rather than the boat being dragged onto the trailer.

Hope you get your boat back Jedo :-)

Fred.
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Reply By: Rockape - Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 21:49

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 21:49
Mate,
number 1 is for someone to sit on their hands and have a think about how to do it without causing more damage.

It will all depend on whether you can get a vehicle, a winch or another boat near it.

Once one of those options are available it is easy to get it back in the water, although a bit of hard work maybe involved and thinking.

Can't say exactly how to do it as you have to be there for that.

Hope it turns out well for you.

RA.

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Reply By: Jedo_03 - Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 21:54

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 21:54
Thanks Phil... Good suggestion there... Will need some strong blokes to help her...
Thanks RA - we're thinking now... Phil's suggestion sounds good...
Thanks to you both
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Follow Up By: Phil 23 - Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 22:03

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 22:03
My old man was a marine dealer from the '60 thru to the mid '80's.

He was always unloading boats on the fron lawn for one reason or another.

When it came to getting them back on the trailer It was often only mum & I who helped.

Just need to hold the hull level & have someone strong enough to pull the trailer down a bit as you wind it under so the rear of it isnt ploughing up the ground.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter H1 (NSW) - Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 08:55

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 08:55
Or you could dig a big channel behind it and float it out.
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Reply By: Jedo_03 - Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 21:11

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 21:11
THANKS once again for your replies and suggestions...
Daughter solved the problem herself by recruiting 3 large Mexican Guys (partially intoxicated Victorian Gentlemen up at Menindee for the fishing) who bodily lifted the whole boat up while she pushed the trailer in underneath...
Apparently, the outboard is buggered...
Many thanks...
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