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6/4/23 @ 10:10 PM
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mastertangler
User since 6/21/01

Looking for help. Have an alumacraft trophy 175.  The original jack with wheel, the wheel wore out. Replaced jack and after time the internal gear stripped. Dad is getting older and wanted electric jack soo we put one on and for up and down it’s fine, but it’s weak for rolling and the way it torques it’s not gonna take long to fail.  On the garage concrete any wheel rolls well. Get onto the blacktop and they don’t as well.  And yes, we make sure the jack is lowered for rolling the boat.  Suggestions??  Do the two wheel jacks work better?  Is there one with a wider wheel?

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6/12/23 @ 12:49 PM
mastertangler
User since 6/21/01
Thanks for the feedback guys.  Definitely can look into the gears as mentioned.  Otherwise I have two options for a different jack to look at.
6/10/23 @ 11:51 PM
Mendota Jim
User since 7/1/02
Not commenting on your upgrade, but about the "stripped gears."  I used to work where there was a boat shop and because the hourly labor rate was high, one of the mechanics told me that they would just put a new jack assembly on but he said that if I wanted one, just open the top of the tube on an old one.  Usually the gears were just fine as they are held on to the shafts with roll pins that get sheared.  Very available at hardware stores for a fair price if you bring in the broken one, to get the right size.
6/10/23 @ 2:59 PM
mattw
mattw
PRO MEMBER User since 5/6/16
I second the two wheel jack , I installed one on my ranger and made a huge difference rolling it out of  garage , way easier than single wheel by far
6/8/23 @ 11:13 AM
Graceonpoint
User since 10/24/17
I have a SeaSense Mighty Wheel trailer jack on my boat, its one wheel 8" tall x 4" wide.  I got it cause I had to roll mine on gravel from time to time and it definitely made a huge difference.  
6/7/23 @ 6:48 PM
Brent Hess
Brent Hess
PRO MEMBER User since 12/18/07
I have a two wheeled jack on the toon trailer, you can tell it definitely has better roll and lift.

Unsure if it will solve your issue, but safe to say that it will perform better than a single wheel Jack...
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