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Old 04-26-2005, 02:46 PM
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Pivit Hitch or Pivot Hitch

Well, time to revisit an old discussion. While my boat has been away, I took the time to measure my garage once more. I've got 21 feet. With a Prostar 205 that comes in at 20' 5" without the platform, I started wondering about pivit hitch again. Has anyone with an early 90s PS205 retrofitted one of these on his boat? Could I squeeze it straight back into my 21' garage with the platform removed if I were to shell out the money for one of these things? What about the brake lines?

According to the specs on mastercraft.com, the current Prostars lose about 1' 9" with its tongue folded. I don't know that my trailer has that much tongue to lose.

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Old 04-26-2005, 02:53 PM
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Seems to me that a small addition on the back of the garage would be a good fix.
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:55 PM
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I don't know that my wife would appreciate losing the half bath or hallway that currently abuts that portion of the garage.
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oh, well now that puts a different perspective on things
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...abuts...
what is that?
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:58 PM
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Do any early 90s (92--95) PS 205 owners have the specs on length with trailer (minus platform)?
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:00 PM
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what is that?
From my WordPerfect Dictionary

abut ->verb (abutted, abutting) (1) be next to or share a boundary with. (2) touch or lean on.
-ORIGIN Old French abouter, from bouter 'strike, butt'.
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what is that?
I believe he means to say that the bath and hallway are on the other side of the rear garage wall. Sort of like " pert near" in Kentucky speak.
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:03 PM
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Looks like Pivit Hitch has updated their design a bit since I looked last, and now it doesn't add much at all to the length. I'd have to trim about 16" off mine in order to get it all behind the gate. I'm not sure it's worth the hassle though. I may just install a planter outside the gate so the tongue is inside it & then no one will know any better.
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Just damn nigh on top of it
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