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New bunks for trailer

Postby Ray » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:21 pm

Got these from Amazon. I saw a guide at Grand Isle that had them. He said they were great if you launch a lot.
Took me an hour to install them.
I had trailer welding work done and my old carpet was junk, so I got the next best thing.
Manufacturer is Tie Down Engineering.
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Re: New bunks for trailer

Postby Ray » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:24 pm

Here is what she looked like while waiting on the trailer repair.
My boat blocking skills suck, but it didn't fall for almost a week on them blocks.
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Postby AubreyLaHaye458 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:43 pm

Shoulda put the talon down to make sure it didn't move
It's better to be perceived as stupid than to speak and remove all doubt.
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Postby ramosrecon » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:36 am

Not one time did my phone ring so I could at least go watch you work. Looks good and I would practice the boat blocking skills.
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Re: New bunks for trailer

Postby gerald » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:35 pm

Ray that looks very good.

Is this what you got? I did not see any pricing on the web site......about how much was the material to do your trailer?

Looks like you just attach it to the 2 x 4's. Have you used it enough to tell if it gets slippery when loading your boat?

Self Centering Bunk Glide On's White

Self centering bunk glide on's with interlocking modular sections. Designed to fit various bunk board lengths. Ideal for painted, fiberglass, or aluminum boats. Fits 2" x 6" x 8' standard bunk boards. Kit includes 4 ea. - 3' sections, 4 ea. - 1' end sections and mounting hardware. Slide on or off with less effort.

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Re: New bunks for trailer

Postby Ray » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:52 pm

Gerald. I got them off of Amazon.com, which has the pricing.
They are built by Tiedown Engineering.
They are plastic, not teflon. Not as slippery as teflon, but more slippery then carpet.
I had broke brackets below the bunk boards. Got some welding done and took the carpet off and set these on the 2 X 6's and there are screws that come with them to screw them to the boards.
The boards were in good shape. Didn't change them out. The plastic is in sections. They come with self tapping stainless screws.
I found that predrilling the plastic makes the job go a lot faster and easier.
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Re: New bunks for trailer

Postby Ray » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:55 pm

AubreyLaHaye458 wrote:Shoulda put the talon down to make sure it didn't move


That Talon is crap. Getting ready to take it off and chunk it in the middle of Big Lake for a reef.

The 4 X 6 blocks are nailed together with spikes. I screwed 2 X 6's to them to make sure the blocks didn't spread apart.

I have another block of landscape timbers farther forward that are nailed with spikes and screws. Nothing is going nowhere.

I tied the boat to a tree with chain, then pulled the trailer out from under it with my truck.

I backed the empty trailer back under her, then hooked up the trailer winch and cranked her back on the trailer.

All by myself. Each step was easy, except it was so hot.
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Re: New bunks for trailer

Postby Colin4 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:39 am

Thanks for sharing.
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