Would this work for a Mac

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Would this work for a Mac

Post by Russ » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:15 pm

I stumbled on this video. Looks interesting.


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Re: Would this work for a Mac

Post by NiceAft » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:44 pm

Interesting Russ, but what does it do? Does it cushion the rubber stop from too hard an impact?

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Re: Would this work for a Mac

Post by Russ » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:20 pm

It appears to hook the eyebolt on the bow. Then an electric winch pulls the boat in.

Macs can't pull up all the way to the bow roller/v plate. The "mac bump" is required. But this seems to pull the boat up onto the trailer pretty well.

I admit, I powerload my mac. (I know, I know). But our ramp is VERY long and everyone does it without causing any damage. In the spring when water is low, there is no apparent damage to the end of the ramp.
However, if I couldn't powerload, this kind of system might be valuable.

This system also seems to catch the boat early in the loading process and guide it along the bunks.

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Re: Would this work for a Mac

Post by kurz » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:59 pm

I do not see a big advantage. As long as you have not too much winds/courend from the side you can float on the trailer with a mac. If the winds are very strong it is impossible as the stands at the back of tr trailer are not strong enough... Whats it for?

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