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    Your tongue weight is reasonably within the target zone.

    Moving the hull back a little would also be fine.

    Now you know where you are at in terms of trailer balance, you can decide whether you want to shift the bunks.
    Quote Originally Posted by ytechie View Post
    I'm currently at 185lbs tongue weight. Below are my numbers. I could move the ski back a little bit. I'd rather not go under ~13% hitch weight.

    Dry weight 818
    Fuel 148
    Cargo 20
    Trailer 200
    Total 1186
    Tongue 186
    Tongue % 16%


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    Thank you for your help! I'll probably move back a couple of inches and see how it is affected.

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    Now that it has been verified that your craft is probably at the ideal position, you might consider that the extra length of bunks extending several inches aft might be actually needed (in your situation). Granted, 2-D pics online are not always easy to read spatially, but my take is that the extra length insures the bow/keel does not contact the cross-member when loading/unloading. So BEFORE you change anything, during loading, I’d take note how close the craft’s keel comes to that aft cross-member as the hull first contacts the bunks and starts to ride up.

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    Personally, I would try to get the entire bunk under the ski. Tongue weight is important and all, but so is properly supporting the vessel's hull during transport and storage.

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    I flipped the bunks on my Triton trailer and moved the winch forward some!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ytechie View Post
    I noticed that the bunks stick out quite a bit in the back. In the front, they don't stick out quite as far. Did someone assemble the trailer incorrectly? It's hard to tell from the schematics if this is what it's supposed to look like. It doesn't seem right to have them sticking out so far.

    Yes, I tnink it`s correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by ytechie View Post
    Thank you for your help! I'll probably move back a couple of inches and see how it is affected.
    If you look at your bunks they extend further out from the brackets on the rear side of the trailer. If it was me, I'd flip the bunks end to end, moving the longer overhand to the front, which will provide more support under the front of the machine and reduce how far the bunks are protruding at the rear of the trailer. This won't change the balance of the trailer as you aren't moving the bow stop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooling1 View Post
    If you look at your bunks they extend further out from the brackets on the rear side of the trailer. If it was me, I'd flip the bunks end to end, moving the longer overhand to the front, which will provide more support under the front of the machine and reduce how far the bunks are protruding at the rear of the trailer. This won't change the balance of the trailer as you aren't moving the bow stop.
    Agree. No point in having some of the bunk hanging behind the ski when it could be underneath the hull offering additional support to the Pwc.

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    I don’t have a way to move the ski, so I’ll take my sockets the next time I put it in the water. Then I can get a good look at it.

    Hoping I can just flip them without too much hassle, and not have the ski hit when loading.

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