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Curious as to what folks are using to slick up their trailer bunks....
Do a search in this site and you will find a wealth of information on bunk lubrication:)
 
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Don't use Sex Wax! I had a bad experience at the ramp at Outdoor World a few weeks ago--couldn't get the boat off the trailer and was holding people up (I felt like a jerk). Seems like it turned sticky over the two weeks from the time I applied it. I've gone back to liquid rollers. Just be careful!
 

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Don't use Sex Wax! I had a bad experience at the ramp at Outdoor World a few weeks ago--couldn't get the boat off the trailer and was holding people up (I felt like a jerk). Seems like it turned sticky over the two weeks from the time I applied it. I've gone back to liquid rollers. Just be careful!
LoL that was you! Don’t forget I got your outboard running too! I remember my first time launching a boat..:D
 

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I have been able to control the launch with liquid rollers very well. I have to be cognisensent of landing my skiff as the skiff wants to slide off backwards if there is not enough throttle to keep her on the slippery bunks, so I have to throtell it to keep it in gear while I shuffle about to get off. No issues with the steering locked down, she don't jump off the trailer. She keeps me young!!
 

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I have been able to control the launch with liquid rollers very well. I have to be cognisensent of landing my skiff as the skiff wants to slide off backwards if there is not enough throttle to keep her on the slippery bunks, so I have to throtell it to keep it in gear while I shuffle about to get off. No issues with the steering locked down, she don't jump off the trailer. She keeps me young!!
Just spray on the rear 2/3rds of your bunks, not the whole bunk, so that the front 1/3 will grip the bottom of the boat a little bit.
 

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Don't use Sex Wax! I had a bad experience at the ramp at Outdoor World a few weeks ago--couldn't get the boat off the trailer and was holding people up (I felt like a jerk). Seems like it turned sticky over the two weeks from the time I applied it. I've gone back to liquid rollers. Just be careful!
I can also say from first hand experience that Sex Wax should not be eaten. Good on surfboards, bad on the GI tract. Sometimes I feel like the purpose of my life is to serve as a warning to others.
 

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When I do have to put my boat on the trailer, I usually spray the front 1/2 of the front bunks with Liquid Rollers. My local ramp is pretty steep and Vantage sticks to the trailer pretty good otherwise. Launching isn't the issue as I can always sink the trailer if I need to but recovering is where I like to have some lube on the front bunks. I try to get the back roller just underwater which equals the wheels about half way wet. Any deeper and there isn't enough trailer to catch and guide the boat smoothly up.

I don't get my panties in a wad about getting the trailer wet. I always spray it down after a dunking and periodically will even take the wheels off to clean and lube the hubs and wheel studs. A little PM goes a long way.
 

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Prior threads have outlined the harmful effects of Liquid Roller's chemical ingredients on water, fish and humans. With the growing concern for water quality and habitat issues, using this product sure seems counter-productive, especially when there's a cheap and natural alternative lubrication--Gulf wax. I'm still working on the original box I bought two years ago.
 
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