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Old    Tom Yokoi (countryguy1717)      Join Date: May 2013       06-19-2013, 4:39 PM Reply   
So I'm trying to figure out if a 1000 pound trailer jack is sufficient for my boat. It's a ski brendella and boat weighs 2400 pounds. Do I need a jack that's rated for my boat and trailer weight?
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       06-19-2013, 6:29 PM Reply   
Just the tongue weight. 1000 lbs is plenty.
Old    Charlie Zulu (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       06-19-2013, 6:35 PM Reply   
Most boat manufacturers set the weight and balance of the boat and trailer a little over 500 lbs of tongue weight..
Old    Tom Yokoi (countryguy1717)      Join Date: May 2013       06-19-2013, 7:21 PM Reply   
So is need about 2500 tongue weight cap?
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       06-19-2013, 8:21 PM Reply   
You shouldn't have anywhere near 1000 lbs of tongue weight to the 1000 is plenty. The tongue jack only needs to support the weight at the tongue of the trailer, not the total weight.
Old    Jonathan Bay (john211)      Join Date: Aug 2008       06-20-2013, 8:18 AM Reply   
If that jack is only loaded in pure compression on a true vertical axis, then you have plenty of capacity. However, the ability of different jacks to withstand lateral rocking is a different matter altogether. My stock jack always looked like a feeble toothpick, waiting for an excuse to snap. I was rewiring my tower one winter, and while working and moving around in the front of the boat, the boat would rock over the jack precariously to the left and right. I hated that. I, like a lot of others, have gone to a Fulton F2 jack, not just for its 1600 #s capacity, but more for its sturdiness against lateral rocking.

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