Bunk Trailers

The trailer I have at the moment is a bunk trailer with carpet.  I am thinking of adding the plastic pads.  Anyone using them? 

Any good? 

What type do you have?

Where did you get them?


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heaps easier to get boats to

Wed, 2008-09-17 00:26

heaps easier to get boats to slide off with the plastic ones ... have used it on all my smaller boats (got rollers on big one) any boat yard should be able to get it .. pretty cheap too ... only thing when intalling is to lower the slides about 10-15mm as they are thicker than carpet and your boat wont sit on the keel rollers if left normal - if you cant move slides then dont replace as its too much stuffing around usually.

 

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We have the same trailer as

Wed, 2008-09-17 04:39

We have the same trailer as yours with the plastic skids ontop of the carpet. One on each side of the slide. Works pretty good. The sizes are about 40mm wide by 10mm thick going the length of the slides.

Scott

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Yes

Wed, 2008-09-17 06:38

 Hubbie's old trailer had slides on side and so much easier to launch, we didn't have carpet but rollers and they in my terms stick and he'd have to drive back gentle tap on brakes to shove it off, put those slides on and one touch and the old girl was off, excellent, new trailer has them sooo much easier. And we also got the boat guide (don't know technical word) when we're retrieving holds boat and I don't have to stand in the water till she's on its worth its weight in gold especially on really surgie day.

 

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My trailer does not have

Wed, 2008-09-17 07:15

My trailer does not have center rollers, just bunks, so if the ramp is shallow I will foresee issues when launching. 

Any particular brand? 

How much are they?

 

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they are all the same brand

Wed, 2008-09-17 09:08

they are all the same brand as far as im aware - also just the one colour of blue too.. been a while since i bought some but i think it was pretty cheap . just remember to counter sink the screws into it a fair way ... (think it was about $30 for 2m - but that was a while back )

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http://www.trailerparts.net.a

Wed, 2008-09-17 10:33

http://www.trailerparts.net.au/shop/stock.php?CategoryID=FI

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our trailer is exactly the

Wed, 2008-09-17 15:50

our trailer is exactly the same as yours with no centre rollers either. Never had any issues when launching goes on and off easilly. We have a strip each each side of the carpeted bunk, the full length of the bunk. We have the hard blue plastic strips that you can get from any boat shop, it comes in 2m lengths.

Just having bunks make it very easy for driving the boat on the tralier the only way to go we reckon, too many crocs to hold the boat at the ramp!

Scott

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Alfred we have the blue

Wed, 2008-09-17 22:31

Alfred we have the blue strips at work.

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Looks like the blue strips

Wed, 2008-09-17 22:34

Looks like the blue strips are the only things available.  Will go check it out tomorrow.

Cheers guys!

 

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Blue strips

Thu, 2008-09-25 11:43

The Blue strips are for Ali boats and the Red ones are for Fiberglass.So I have been told.I have a drive on trailer with the red skids and only a series of center rollers works a treat on or off.

Col

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Gents doing some work on my

Sat, 2021-01-23 20:10

Gents doing some work on my trailer atm..

looking at adding the strips...any difference between Blue / Red...for a Fiberglass boat.

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I am interested in the answer

Sat, 2021-01-23 23:04

Mate just bought a ski boat with carpet bunks (boat is glass) and it is an absolute pain to get off the bunks without sinking the car .....my own boat which is way bigger but ally has blue skids and is easy as to launch and retrieve single handedly 

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I have a bunk only trailer

Sun, 2021-01-24 07:26

I have a bunk only trailer with Carpet over timber bunks and a 23ft glass boat.

Currently no issues launching but the timber is starting to deteriorate and I am planning to replace them this winter.

I have some offcuts of ultra high molecular weight PTFE or something like that from a local plastic Shop which I am planning to put over the top of the new timber instead of carpet. 

I gave the bloke a 6 pack and he rekons it will be like the boat is sitting on ice

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 Where did you get the

Sun, 2021-01-24 18:00

 Where did you get the plastic. Have been planning on doing the same but not got around to sourcing any just yet. 

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Cheers Gents, Reading the

Sun, 2021-01-24 20:35

Cheers Gents,

Reading the main rollers and number off supporting the keel of your boat is what makes the main difference, this has been my issue.

The two side supports keeping the boat level, carpet for GFP and PTFE for Aly...mine has long pins which I'm about to cut down, but was thinking of changing these out all together.

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