Keel rollers

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by Dadvocate, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Dadvocate

    Dadvocate If it ain't broke tweak it a little....

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    So my next project is getting this boat to load easier. It is a tilt trailer but I launch at improved ramps. The trailer needs guide posts that I am making. The boat has slipped off the front keel roller and has scratched the botton twice. Does anyone think that a 8" keel roller will work alright in place of the current one.
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  2. Brett

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    Or add small guide bunks forward to keep the hull centered. :-?
     

  3. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Put bunks under it as well and creat a pocket for the boat to cradle in.
     
  4. Dadvocate

    Dadvocate If it ain't broke tweak it a little....

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    Thanks for the advice I'll install some boards.
     
  5. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    get a metal blade for ur skill saw and cut off the xcess on the rear roller--mark a line on it using the frame for the guide---looks better
     
  6. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    You don't want to do that. There will be no cross support to hold the gap and it may allow the gap to widen and then come out from behind the bolt and fall off.
     
  7. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    Dis agree----there is no weight on the roller it is simply used as a guide.....large fender washers will alleviate any concern

    the weight needed to spread the cut frame u would need to bend the rollerbar....i don't think so!
     
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