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    Ski Weight Balance; Advice Wanted

    I recently purchased a single Yacht Club trailer. It is in excellent shape, however it is too large for my WaveBlaster. In the current setup I have it moved all the way forward. This leaves the ski on only four feet of the bunks. Do you think this will be a problem?

    I am also looking for suggestions on bunk width? Do you think I need to go wider or narrow. Where should the bunks rest on the hull?

    Your advice is appreciated.

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    A full side view would be helpful to gauge how the hull is sitting on the bunks.

    Is the winch tower movable on this trailer?

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    yeah, what he said...

    clean Blaster by the way...

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    Thank you for the prompt responses. As requested I have attached additional pictures. The front winch post is moved all the way forward. My concern is that too much weight is unsupported up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam E. View Post
    Thank you for the prompt responses. As requested I have attached additional pictures.

    The front winch post is moved all the way forward.

    My concern is that too much weight is unsupported up front.
    Winch post is moved rearwards It looks like you could reposition the winch post right behind the Y in the trailer frame, might be just enough room to install it at the very rear end of the tongue, behind the frame Y.

    Still no straight on side view of the entire trailer. Angled views are not as useful. Pull it out of the garage if necessary to get the photo square with the trailer side.

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    I like the idea of moving the post rearward K447 (never thought of that previously) and by some quick measure it will fit. However the issue is that I have wiring coming out at that point. Do you think it would be an issue if the wiring gets pinched?

    I have also attached some full side view shots. Thank you for your help.

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    I would not pinch the wiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam E. View Post
    I like the idea of moving the post rearward K447 (never thought of that previously) and by some quick measure it will fit. However the issue is that I have wiring coming out at that point. Do you think it would be an issue if the wiring gets pinched?

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    You may be able to cut or grind U shaped slots in the winch post side brackets to clear the wires and grommets, then wiggle the winch post into position back there. Careful measuring would be required.

    Do not pinch or crush the wires, work around them somehow.

    Hard to work inside the vee, but if you can enlarge the existing wire holes into slots then the wires can be shifted forwards as needed. Apply paint or anti-rust coating to the exposed steel edges after the work is done.

    Looking at the side views, I can see that it would be beneficial to shift the hull back on the bunks another few inches.

    An alternative approach might be to find an aftermarket winch support/bracket that would position the bow roller farther back, relative to the vertical winch post. Some shopping on the online trailer parts stores might reveal something that could work.

    Last idea for now would be to remove the winch stand, use some U bolts to attach a length of square steel tube (same cross section as the current tongue) on top of the existing tongue and extending farther rearwards than the current tongue, then bolt the existing winch stand onto the new 'extension'. This would allow you to move the winch stand as far back as you desire, given a long enough tongue extension tube.

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    How is everything so clean? Even that garage is clean. I feel bad about myself now.

    As far as the trailer, what's the tongue weight? If it's in the range needed (10% ish of total weight), why move a thing? Sure, it looks odd on the trailer, but the bunks look to be properly supporting the hull, it's just an over sized trailer.

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    that tongue weight is probably 90% of the total weight

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