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How do i lift my pontoon boat off a broken trailer?

How do i lift my pontoon boat off a broken trailer?

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This requires some skill and can be dangerous, so I would suggest you ask for professional help The simplest answer is to Jack the boat and trailer up, then block the boat before lowering the trailer enough to drag the trailer out from under it In most cases, a crane would work very well, but cost several hundred to hire Some Tow trucks equipped with booms can handle this for $500 or soEdit: What Harry describes is blocking a boat which is easier to describe that actually doneThe biggest issue is the cross beam to support the hull/motor You don't use 4 x 4 x 12' wood beam isn't long enough and strong enoughFinding timbers 18 ft long and yet strong enough to support the hull is very difficult.we had a 6 Aluminum I beam an that was heavy and difficult to maneuver under the hullYou also need pads to distribute the weight of the hull over a much wider area) You don't use standard cinder blocks(hollow core) for blocking Solid cinder-blocks will work but you will need a lot of them, and they are not cheepImproperly done you can damage the hull That's why you need someone who's done this before.many times.professional help You also indicated your trailer is brokenThat makes this method more risky Is it possible the trailer might be welded or repaired in place? Pontoon boats with a motor are generally 1200 to 2500+ pounds.

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