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« on: March 26, 2018, 07:45:32 PM »
Is there any rhyme or reason the length of a float bar?    I bought a Rogers Super Cyclone from the bay area last year and brought it to Texas.  Our ramps appear to be a little steeper out here and I'm having trouble running the hull into the float bar mount.  I'm thinking if I shorten it up by about half it'll work out a lot better at the ramp, but I"m wondering how short is too short.

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 09:45:15 PM »
The one for my Hondo is only 22".  I've only run into a couple launch ramps that have given me any problems being too steep.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 12:08:33 AM »
We use a chain with a turn buckle forward of the floater on the rivers where the ramps are sketchy. Just hook up the chain, leave the bar off, pull the boat up the ram and take the chain off, attach the floater and put the chain back on and tighten the turnbuckle... Easy peasy.

The floater just keeps the boat from going forward, not really backward. I have also used a small Harrington chain winch on customers boats... Works great. If you make the bar too short, it can flip over ripping the eye out of the hull... (Ask me how I know)...


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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 10:55:41 AM »
Last weekend at the local ramp the bar was loose resting on the trailer and I had to lift up on the bow to get it high enough to get the eye pinned.  That's how steep it was.  The main issue for me isn't getting the eye lined up, it's the lower bar mount on the trailer contacts the hull.  I'm thinking if I can move it forward a foot or so and shorten the bar, that it'll keep the bar from hitting the hull.

I'm also going to put a chain on the bar so that it can't flip over backwards.  I think I've read about your bow eye escapades in another thread GT.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 12:59:36 PM »
Last weekend at the local ramp the bar was loose resting on the trailer and I had to lift up on the bow to get it high enough to get the eye pinned.  That's how steep it was.  The main issue for me isn't getting the eye lined up, it's the lower bar mount on the trailer contacts the hull.  I'm thinking if I can move it forward a foot or so and shorten the bar, that it'll keep the bar from hitting the hull.

I'm also going to put a chain on the bar so that it can't flip over backwards.  I think I've read about your bow eye escapades in another thread GT.

Very likely LOL...

You can always modify a rubber vee block at the anchoring point... Maybe?

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2018, 01:01:31 PM »
Like so..



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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 01:45:46 PM »
I bet I could mount up a V roller in front of the float bar mount that way the boat would ride up and over the mount instead of on it, then it wouldn't be needed once pulled out of the ramp.

Might look into a block or roller for sure.  Thanks.
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