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timvan
04-26-2011, 07:47 AM
Ive driven mastercrafts on to trailers since I was a kid, but mine recently for some odd reason will not center on the trailer and always requires me to back it down the ramp to let it fall into place on the trailer... ive tried going deeper with the trailer as well as more shallow just as floating up vs powering up.... the end result is the same...

What gives why is the boat always **** eyed on the trailer?

bturner2
04-26-2011, 08:32 AM
How does the boat sit when at rest? Is it listing to one side? Do you have the boat weighted too much on one side? You might also want to check the bunks on the trailer to see if they're secure and the same height.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-26-2011, 10:44 AM
Also check the ride height of the trailer both with the boat on and empty. Could be a spring issue.

Skipper
04-26-2011, 01:20 PM
I have a '95 Prostar 190. Sometimes when I pull it out sits too far left on the bunks at the stern. I have tried putting the trailer deeper and shallower. I have not cinched so tightly on the bow eye and cinched very tightly. Regardless, after about ten minutes on the road it is self-correcting. It is lined up properly. Go figure?

east tx skier
04-26-2011, 01:40 PM
If you have a 4 bunk trailer, I think that's your answer. The boats centered a lot better on the old 2 bunk trailers.

flipper
04-26-2011, 02:06 PM
I have a 4 bunk and don't have to touch anything. Drive on, pull out. On my old trailer I'd have to hold the guide poles and center it before the truck pulled out though. This trailer lines it up perfect every time no matter what.

gatorguy
04-26-2011, 02:53 PM
If I go to one lake the boat loads perfect every time. At a different ramp no matter what I do it always loads crooked. The ramp has a drop right at the bottom that is uneven and the trailer comes up under the boat crooked I think is what my problem is.

tr6coug
04-26-2011, 03:58 PM
That happened to me when one of my ballast impellers wore out and I couldn't empty one side fully.

saberworks
04-26-2011, 07:35 PM
On my old prostar if there were any people left in the boat I'd have them sit in the center and it helped a lot. Otherwise it would be a bit crooked.

brucemac
04-26-2011, 07:46 PM
I have a 4 bunk and don't have to touch anything. Drive on, pull out. On my old trailer I'd have to hold the guide poles and center it before the truck pulled out though. This trailer lines it up perfect every time no matter what.

SBT snob! :D

i have the same problem. always an inch or two off.

flipper
04-26-2011, 07:50 PM
SBT snob! :D

i have the same problem. always an inch or two off.

That's cause you're drunk:D

thatsmrmastercraft
04-26-2011, 08:01 PM
That's cause you're drunk:D

I could be blind and drunk and my boat would be right on the money every time.

ShamrockIV
04-26-2011, 09:16 PM
what year and model do u have??

my last boat 03 model 209 was a total B to load and unload. My buddy still has a 02 model 209 and his is the same deal. I think MC just threw their reg trailer under it and it is NOT a good match!!

Thrall
04-27-2011, 12:44 AM
My 190 would always load a couple inches crooked unless I centered it coming out of the water. Would always center up after a few bumps in the road, until I rode in the vehicle behind my boat once and saw the boat bounce around! Started tying down the transom after that.
X2 seems to center up fine most of the time.

aaron.
04-27-2011, 09:36 AM
this happens to me when i'm using a really steep landing. The landings with lower grades don't give me any grief.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-27-2011, 11:23 AM
My '77 sits on a non-MC tandem, but I find that the steeper launches are more challenging than the shallow launches.

timvan
04-27-2011, 12:13 PM
Must be the grade of the ramp, I never had a problem before using this ramp and the truck will easily spin pulling out of the water

Should I waste my time and drop the boat back in to let it center or just drive off and let it shake into place?

thatsmrmastercraft
04-27-2011, 02:07 PM
That really depends how far from center it is. How far off has it been when you pull it out?

timvan
04-27-2011, 02:49 PM
That really depends how far from center it is. How far off has it been when you pull it out?

Maybe a few inches... its just noticable as its resting on one of the strakes

thatsmrmastercraft
04-27-2011, 02:51 PM
If its just a few inches, the first few mile will take care of it. No big deal.

timvan
04-27-2011, 03:04 PM
Thanks for your help