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Old 08-25-2014, 11:08 AM
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So I have to modify the bunks on my boat lift to accept the stepped hull of a 35' Donzi. They are currently wood (double 2X12's). Not sure if I should add material on top are cut material away with the old skil saw. Anyone do this before and can offer some advice?
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:12 AM
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My trailer has a double plank to fill the step area. The area forward of the step is single plank.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:14 AM
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Add on top. Just countersink the screws. (use stainless steel screws)
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:01 PM
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Just did this myself a few months ago . Added layers over the existing bunks. Use a straight edge and measure you step heights to get the correct thickness. You may have to rip some 2 by's to get the correct thickness , I did . Came out great , fit perfect on the first attempt . One thing I can say is measure everything at LEAST twice . I also had to change the spacing of the bunks off center to fit the new boat . Check that too . Good luck !
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:29 PM
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Here's a couple pictures of the lift bunks for my twin stepped 292.

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Old 08-25-2014, 04:44 PM
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Nice, thanks everyone. I'm just going to add to the top. The Donzi has a 2-1/2" front step and a 2" rear so I'll need to raise it 4-1/2", drop it down to 2-1/2" and then straight for the rest.
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