Trailer Help

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by Dailey, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Dailey

    Dailey Well-Known Member

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    My trailer is in need of some TLC the bunks are bad and the keel rollers are dry rotted. I need some advice on what to do. What length bunks or rollers? and does the boat sit on the bunks and keel roller or just the bunks? Here is the best pic of the trailer when i got the boat.
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Lose the black rubber, replace with gold polyurethane rollers.
    Fabricate new bunks from pressure treated 2x4's and cover with carpeting.
    The longer the bunk the better the support.
    Make sure the bunks extend back past the transom a few inches.
    Rub canning wax into the carpeting, install on trailer.
    Primary loading is on the keel rollers, balance is maintained by bunks.
    Use a stainless steel shaft on the last roller at the rear of the trailer.
    Install a safety chain from the trailer winch post to the bow eye.
    With the new setup that boat will require control when launching.
     

  3. Dailey

    Dailey Well-Known Member

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    Got it thanks Brett .