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    How far can a ski

    Safely hang off the rear of the bunks? 6-8 inches?


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    What do you mean by 'safely'?

    Are you wanting to use a trailer that is simply too small/short for the hull?

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    Not sure what is to small...that is the real question.

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    I've done 6-8 before, not a problem as long as it's tied down correctly.

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    My understanding is that you want the heaviest part of the ski on the center of the bunks. Think of balancing a pencil on your finger...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xspook View Post
    My understanding is that you want the heaviest part of the ski on the center of the bunks. Think of balancing a pencil on your finger...
    Bunk end locations are secondary to positioning the hull to provide proper tongue weight. Proper tongue weight affects trailer handling on the road.

    With the hull located to provide tongue weight, then the bunk ends relative to the hull can be reviewed. If the hull is hanging too far off the back then the trailer may be simply too short for the hull.

    Sometimes it is possible to shift the hull even farther forward to get the hull rear onto the bunks, the corresponding increase in tongue weight is not a problem unless it becomes excessive.

    If even then the hull is still hanging off the back then the trailer is probably too short for the hull.

    The strongest part of the hull is where the vertical rear meets the hull bottom, that is what you want to support with the bunks.

    On some trailers it is possible to adjust the bunks rearward or forward but there is generally limited range for this.

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