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Old 03-31-2012, 06:42 PM
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boat and trailer length

I have a 1986 MC on a factory trailer. My garage is too short and I plan to bump it out so the boat fits and I don't have to store away from home in the winter. The boat is 2 hours away.

Can someone with a 86 or S&S with factory trailer please measure from tip of the tongue to the end of the platform. I have a couple numbers written down from last year and want to make sure I bump out far enough. I think the correct number I have in 261 1/2 inches.

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Old 03-31-2012, 07:08 PM
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I can fit my 85 on a mc trailer in my 24' long garage with 5-6" to spare. Your 86 should be the same or very close.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:17 PM
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I can fit my 85 on a mc trailer in my 24' long garage with 5-6" to spare. Your 86 should be the same or very close.
That would make your boat and trailer18'-6". Doesn't sound right.
Some idiot built my garage 20'.(not me)

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:10 PM
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I figure 24' from tip to tail of the platform. I do not have an exact measurement from the 85 model. It's in storage.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:18 PM
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No. I have 5-6" inches to spare. So it's a little less tan 24' feet.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:16 PM
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don't wanna be that guy but;

' = feet
" = inches
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:25 PM
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No. I have 5-6" inches to spare. So it's a little less tan 24' feet.
Sorry, read that as 5'-6".


I made the trip last night. Boat is 19 feet. Platform extends 15 3/4 inches out from the rear vent. Tip of the tongue is 17 3/4 inches from the tip of the bow. Total 21'-9 1/2".
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:27 PM
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Sorry, read that as 5'-6".


I made the trip last night. Boat is 19 feet. Platform extends 15 3/4 inches out from the rear vent. Tip of the tongue is 17 3/4 inches from the tip of the bow. Total 21'-9 1/2".
I just installed a set of Alloy Marine lift-off brackets so that I can remove my platform to make the garage fit roomier. (my garage is 24' deep).

After I back the boat in, I put storage casters under each wheel (using a floor jack) and while the trailer is still hooked up, I then push the trailer against the wall, unhook trailer and done.

You might try removing your platform/brackets and angling the trailer into the corner....it 'might' fit.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:00 PM
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I just installed a set of Alloy Marine lift-off brackets so that I can remove my platform to make the garage fit roomier. (my garage is 24' deep).

After I back the boat in, I put storage casters under each wheel (using a floor jack) and while the trailer is still hooked up, I then push the trailer against the wall, unhook trailer and done.

You might try removing your platform/brackets and angling the trailer into the corner....it 'might' fit.
I already thought about this approach. However it is still too large, even if I upgraded to gps speedo and removed the pitot tubes. I am bumping the rear wall out 2'-6". This will give me room on the other side for tool boxes and I can still get the wifes car in.

I still might install the removeable brackets so i can walk around the tongue when the door is closed.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:36 PM
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I already thought about this approach. However it is still too large, even if I upgraded to gps speedo and removed the pitot tubes. I am bumping the rear wall out 2'-6". This will give me room on the other side for tool boxes and I can still get the wifes car in.

I still might install the removeable brackets so i can walk around the tongue when the door is closed.
The Alloy Marine brackets might require you to notch the teak swim platform to clear the transom lifting rings (mine did). I wanted the added room the lift off brackets provide, their design is pretty simple and a good solution for the compound curve of the transom.




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