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    Another thought... I recently picked up a Kawi STX that the owner had sitting on a pair of Harbor Freight dollies. It was easy to crank the ski onto my trailer. The dollies are dirt cheap and carpeted, so you can probably use them without scratching up your hull.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeBandit View Post
    Thinking out loud here ... do you think it would be possible to totally remove the winch post from the old trailer, next drop the tongue to the floor so that the ski and trailer is tilting bow-down. Now, back the new trailer over enough of the front of the old trailer as possible as to get the bunks under/near the front of the ski, as to "bridge" the gap so you can then safely winch the ski forward and onto the new trailer.
    Again - just spit-balling here ... this technique will have to be carefully judged on how close you can get the two trailer bunks in alignment.
    Silicone the bunks too, to slide better, & blankets/comforters to cover any potential bare-metal to hull contact hazards, etc....
    If you cannot double-up the trailers as mentioned above ... here's another option - I've seen this done with large boat, so no reason it wouldn't work with a smaller craft :
    "Walk" the trailer out from under the ski, and walk the new trailer back in. ... basically if you cannot hoist the ski in the air (aka ski-lift sling, or stout tree-limb), you can jack/support the ski off the trailer with wood and blocks/jack-stands. Then you pull the trailer forward until it just interferes with the forward bow stand, build a new bow stand on the back-side, then take away the old bow stand (aka "walking" the support), thus freeing the trailer. Reverse/repeat for the new trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeBandit View Post
    Thinking out loud here ... do you think it would be possible to totally remove the winch post from the old trailer, next drop the tongue to the floor so that the ski and trailer is tilting bow-down. Now, back the new trailer over enough of the front of the old trailer as possible as to get the bunks under/near the front of the ski, as to "bridge" the gap so you can then safely winch the ski forward and onto the new trailer.
    Again - just spit-balling here ... this technique will have to be carefully judged on how close you can get the two trailer bunks in alignment.
    Silicone the bunks too, to slide better, & blankets/comforters to cover any potential bare-metal to hull contact hazards, etc....
    I have done it this way a couple of times
    When going from single trailer to double
    It works well

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