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Is it possible to turnround a boat on a trailer 180 degrees manually?


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Planning on getting a Wakesetter, but inexperienced with this size boat. Can they be manoeuvred manually without a vehicle?

The place where the boat will be kept is up a very long driveway, and no room to turn a vehicle and a trailer at the end. As it will be very difficult to reverse all the way back out, I was wondering if a twin axle trailer with a few thousand pounds of Malibu on it, can be pushed round 180 degrees by a few guys, or is it way too heavy for that?

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Planning on getting a Wakesetter, but inexperienced with this size boat. Can they be manoeuvred manually without a vehicle?

The place where the boat will be kept is up a very long driveway, and no room to turn a vehicle and a trailer at the end. As it will be very difficult to reverse all the way back out, I was wondering if a twin axle trailer with a few thousand pounds of Malibu on it, can be pushed round 180 degrees by a few guys, or is it way too heavy for that?

By a few guys, yes. By yourself, i doubt it. Tandem axle makes it very difficult.

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............. can be pushed round 180 degrees by a few guys, or is it way too heavy for that?

Whats the definition of "a few"?

5 or 6? Yes, it's "possible", but won't be easy.

2 or 3? No way.

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i roll mine around in the garage, but that is a very flat, slick floor. I would not want to do it a lot, because of the wear on the front jack.

You might try one of these - http://www.overtons....ly&merchID=4005

OR, if you have a larger garden tractor, that is what many of the marina's and boat yards use.

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If you get a single axel it would be no problem. Everyone dogs single axels and says double axels are the way to go but I had a single and loved it. I put mine in a short garage and had to turn it diagnal to make it fit and with the single axel it was a peice of cake. I didn't notice any difference in pulling it behind my truck but I'm sure some will say doubles are way better.

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