Yesterday I watched a boatyard Conolift
pick up a 40' powerboat that was on blocks under the keel
, and stands with pads on the sides (3 stands per side). As they eased the conolift under the boat, they'd remove a pair of stands. When they were at the last set of stands, they simply lifted the boat, of course.
Something similar could be done with your boat IF your trailer has rollers
- raise (jack) it up enough so that it's at or higher than trailer height
- as the trailer is eased under the bow, carefully jack at the centerline to remove the first blocks and lower the bow onto the trailer. Connect the trailer winch
to the bow and take up the slack
- keep inching the trailer back, cranking up the winch
, and using a jack when necessary to lift
the boat to remove blocks
- repeat til done.
If your trailer has beds not rollers... this may not work, though there might be some temporary lubes you could put on the bed
to make the boat slide easier. (olive oil
? margerine? soapy water
Pro-tip for trailer rollers - put your old socks on them.