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David8065
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Hi,
This sort of damage is very common and the perceived wisdom at our club is that it can be avoided/minimised by ensuring that the keel is the primary support point.
The suggestion is that with the boat on the trolley/trailer the side bearers should not both be in contact with the boat at the same time but should allow for a small amount of rocking from left to right.
In the event of the trailer hitting a bump then most of the shock load is transferred to the keel allowing only minimal distortion of the hull.
I only trail 30 miles home and back once in year but, so far, it’s worked for me.
David