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Old 09-12-2021, 12:15 PM
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Help needed with Ramp and Clamp fitment

New to me 1998 Prostar and trailer that did not have original capture device so I purchased a ramp-n-clamp part number 501SH as advised by the company. Installed today and tried it. The boat did latch but you can see from the picture that the boat isnít contacting properly. Boat is resting on the front support so pulling the boat any more forward only lifts the bow higher.
Was I really supposed to get the 500M part ? Looking at pictures of that one doesnít seem to be that much different. I reached out to ramp-n-clamp but have not heard back because it is the weekend. Hoping you guys can get the right answer for me.
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Old 09-12-2021, 02:40 PM
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I have the a 2000 Sportstar, but was told to get the 500M. I've installed it, but haven't tried it yet. As I understand it the bow doesn't need to rest on the front support. Is something not right at the back of the trailer?
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Old 09-12-2021, 11:43 PM
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As far as I can tell the back of the trailer seems ok. I will post a picture of that in the morning.
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Old 09-13-2021, 12:42 AM
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I canít help you with the fitment - but it appears they are making them from a different material now. Have they switched to a different material that doesnít mark the hull as much as the previous, orange polyurethane material?
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Old 09-13-2021, 09:08 AM
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Your trailer doesn't seem to be right for the boat. It sure looks like a MC trailer, but not the right one. Even a traditional bow roller wouldn't touch the hull, the winch post is too low.
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Old 09-13-2021, 01:33 PM
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I canít help you with the fitment - but it appears they are making them from a different material now. Have they switched to a different material that doesnít mark the hull as much as the previous, orange polyurethane material?
They are still urethane and the gray looks like it will be non marring. I still think you should use whatever friction reducer they suggest.
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Old 09-13-2021, 01:42 PM
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Your trailer doesn't seem to be right for the boat. It sure looks like a MC trailer, but not the right one. Even a traditional bow roller wouldn't touch the hull, the winch post is too low.
I hadn’t actually considered that it was not the correct trailer. I just assumed it was the one that came with the boat. It did have a roller up front that did not contact the hull. I just figure that the original Boat Buddy had broken and the ramp and clamp would full the void. Now that you brought up the possibility that it is not the correct boat/trailer pair I will have to find a correct one to do a comparison.
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Old 09-13-2021, 09:53 PM
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Not correct trailer but if there was roller there that would explain the gap. As mentioned boat does not need to rest on ramp and clamp

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more proof it is not the right trailer: the winch strap should be horizontal as it leaves the spool on the winch and goes to the bow eye

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Old 09-20-2021, 02:30 PM
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Thanks for the input on the not correct trailer. Still looking for a comparison trailer to look at so I can convert mine. I will start a new inquiry thread.
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