How do you remove boat bunks from trailer?

How do you remove boat bunks from trailer?

Lower the trailer tongue as far as possible, which will raise the stern. Place a jackstand (with wood block on top) under each side of the stern, maybe a little inboard of the lifting strakes. Then jack the tongue up, which will lower the stern onto the jackstands/blocks and lift the boat off of both bunks.

Can you lift a boat with a forklift?

Be sure that the forklift is capable of being configured to handle the largest boat in the marina. That means lifting it in and out of the water as well as lifting it in and out of storage. Explore the options you have for masts and fork lengths as well, as your marina forklift can be built to your specifications.

Can I jack up my boat trailer?

As much as possible, jack up your trailer by the frame. Jacking up your trailer by the axle may damage it as you are lifting the weight of the trailer and boat. It is especially not recommended to jack up your trailer in the middle part of the axle as it can bend the axle.

Should I jack up my boat trailer?

The most important piece of advice we can give you is to avoid the axle. If you try to jack the boat trailer up by the axle, it can end badly. You risk doing serious damage to the axle when you put that much stress on it. In addition, you will probably cause damage to the leaf springs.

What kind of wood is used for boat trailer bunks?

pressure-treated pine
For wood, pressure-treated pine is the industry standard for trailer bunks. Popular alternatives are oak, cypress and other hardwoods that add even more durability. Composite boards used for patio decking are other options, but pressure-treated pine is a proven material with economic benefits.

What is free rigging?

Free rigging is the direct attachment to or placement of rigging equipment (slings, shackles, rings, etc.) onto the tines of a powered industrial truck for a below-the-tines lift. This type of lift does not use an approved lifting attachment.