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Wheel chock slipped after disconnecting from truck & boat went down a pretty steep grade stopping against tree with the outdrive. 2 trucks for maneuverability, first thing was securing a line from the lower wrecker to the trailer to keep it from going further over the bank while we were rigging, then strapping boat to trailer to make it a package deal. Rigged to the tree above on the bank with a snatchblock for a forward pull off the tongue & a line from reach wrecker to the trailer sides for steer ability while coming up. Once we had the tongue as high as we could we ran a second line to the trailer tongue to turn it towards the truck on the high side, winch to ball on wheel lift & we are on our way. 






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Hello from sunny (when its not raining) Orcas Island

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13 hours ago, RodVT said:

Nice one Uzek. Love the pic with the blade stuck in the tree!

I guess Holmes Trees are not for just pulling on but saved this guys boat from most likely rolling over into his house.

Hello from sunny (when its not raining) Orcas Island

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On 3/22/2018 at 6:40 AM, mooresbp said:

Very nice. Do you have a close up of your trailer hitch?

On my integrated & independent Autogrip I welded a 1/2" plate matching the mounting flange on the pintle hitch then drilled & tapped through the plate & cross bar for 1/2" bolts to mount with a Converter-ball stud for all ball sizes.



Hello from sunny (when its not raining) Orcas Island

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