How to unload an old Boat at the Dump

fish

Member
I have an old 17 foot bass boat that is totally gone and I need to carry it to the dump. The boat stripped weighs about 1050 pounds. How do I get it off my trailer? The trailer is in great shape and I intend to keep it. Anyone have any suggestions how to get it off the trailer? There is no one to help me, just my wife and myself.

I have thought about hooking a wench to the back of the trailer and hook to the front of the boat and see if that would work.
 

Fhixon

New member
it depends on what dump you go to but i have had some heavy laods before and the guys on the dozers have hook chain to thing and pull it off the trailer
give me a call 423 310 1612 and i will explain and tell you the dumps i use
 

churly

New member
Tie it to something solid, and dump the clutch.

Most landfills have heavy equipment that could help....
 

fish

Member
nwgod - 7/7/2015 8:51 PM

it depends on what dump you go to but i have had some heavy laods before and the guys on the dozers have hook chain to thing and pull it off the trailer
give me a call 423 310 1612 and i will explain and tell you the dumps i use

I didn't know Hamilton County had more than one dump. It has almost become a challenge to me now, I have read several things and thought several ways that might work. Here is what I think will work, I will put two sheets of plastic on the runners of the trailer to make them slicker, then hook the wench strap from back of the trailer to the front of the boat and hopefully that will pull it off. Only time will tell, I will let you know how it goes.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Jim
 

south599

New member
If your going to do that dont forget to rub that down with soap or grease too.
 

Jig-Junky

New member
I had an on-board battery charge to short out and caught my '90 Bullet on fire 2 years ago TODAY. Burnt
a 4' hole behind the driver's seat. Old and beyond repair, Took it to the Catoosa County Landfill and they had
a track-hole. Pulled it right off the trailer.
 

bullshot

Member
Tie the transom to two or three cinder blocks that are on the ground. Uncouple the receiver, and let it point toward the sky. Hook a chain to the axle and pull, just be sure the chain is long enough to not have the coupler slam back down into the truck bumper. 15 extra feet is fine.
 

U-Tail

New member
sink it in the lake or pond if it is completely empty of fluids and chemicals so we all can catch fish off of it
 

kcsteve

Member
I watched a guy at a boat factory spray the runners with can of silicone lubricant. He then pulled the boat onto the trailer without much problem. Slide some plastic sheeting between the boat and runner, spray it with silicone and it should slide right off.
 

fish

Member
I hope all goes as planned, we are headed to the dump in a few minutes. We jacked the boat up yesterday and stapled plastic to the runners. I couldn't find the silicone spray but we slicked the runners and boat bottom down with Johnson paste wax.

My wife got a bonus from our insurance, and she bought me a 12v battery powered 3000 pound pull wench. Hopefully with the wench if the boat doesn't come off after slamming the brakes backwards, I will hook the wench to the rear of the trailer and run the cable to the front eye. We will see how it goes, we will take pictures.

I appreciate all your suggestions and some good laughs. LOL
 

fish

Member
Well not much to report, the boat only slide back about 8 inches on first attempt, then our grandson who is about 6 foot and weighs around 285 started pushing and a couple of Mexican fellows next to us jumped in and off it went. The plastic on the runners with Johnson paste wax must have helped. The boat weighed 1150, no way could three people have pushed it off on dry runners. Kinda sad to see the ole girl left at the dump like that, many good fishing trips with her.
 
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