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Old 09-25-2004, 06:48 PM
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Exclamation 2003 MasterCraft Trailers

Is anybody else having a problem with 2003 X7 or 197 trailers? Bow eye on boat catching the bow stop on trailer on steep ramps inclines. Sometimes my boat will not drive off of trailer because of this.
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Old 09-25-2004, 07:13 PM
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Your putting the trailer too far into the water....
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Old 09-25-2004, 07:30 PM
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I agree with Rick. When you launch the hubs should be even with the water and when you recover they should be 2-3" out of the water.
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Old 09-25-2004, 09:57 PM
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I agree with Rick. When you launch the hubs should be even with the water and when you recover they should be 2-3" out of the water.

Bri, do you mean the tops of the fenders?
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Old 09-25-2004, 11:25 PM
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Is anybody else having a problem with 2003 X7 or 197 trailers? Bow eye on boat catching the bow stop on trailer on steep ramps inclines. Sometimes my boat will not drive off of trailer because of this.
I have that problem if the ramp angle is to steep. I back in till the top of the fenders are about 4" above the water. I then lift up on the bow and push the boat back about 6" and then back the trailer in till the fenders are buried and drive off.
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Old 09-26-2004, 05:23 PM
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I have that problem if the ramp angle is to steep. I back in till the top of the fenders are about 4" above the water. I then lift up on the bow and push the boat back about 6" and then back the trailer in till the fenders are buried and drive off.
This varies with the incline of the ramp, if the ramp is greater than 45 degrees using the fenders at 2" above the water level. I noticed that the 2004 trailers the bow catch is slotted and a roller was added to the trailer. Does anyone know if mastercraft as corrected a 2003 trailer because of this design?
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Old 09-26-2004, 11:10 PM
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If the ramp is greater then 45 degrees, you need to find a different ramp. Bill Z
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Old 09-29-2004, 11:49 AM
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Was at the factory last Friday, the trailer eye hook issue, was one of
subjects I brought up. Long story short, the trailer bunks have been
re-designed and the front v-bunk has been notched. 05 197/x7 & 209/x9 trailers have this issue corrected.

So, you're not putting the trailer in to deep. I also have the same problem with my trailer. This is my 4th MC so I am pretty sure I am not backing to deep.

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Old 10-15-2004, 05:29 PM
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I agree you are not backing in too deep. I used to have a 1997 PS190 and never had a problem getting the boat off the trailer and clearing the front bunk with the front eyelet. I have tried every depth imaginable on my trailer and it always hits. Not only does it hit, but the boat has to be at about half throttle just to get the boat off the trailer. Getting it on is even worse. I can't get too deep or else it won't clear on the way up and then I have to give it full throttle to get the boat all the way up to the boat buddy. I definetly liked my 97 trailer better. I am going to see what my dealer can do for me this winter.
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