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Old 10-15-2003, 08:37 AM
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I agree, but I bought a loadmaster trailer a few years ago and the bunks wher too far apart, and the keel hit the trailer while loadong ( Nice gouge in the bottom). Your probably right about the tape messure though.
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Old 10-15-2003, 08:52 AM
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I agree, but I bought a loadmaster trailer a few years ago and the bunks wher too far apart, and the keel hit the trailer while loadong ( Nice gouge in the bottom). Your probably right about the tape messure though.


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Old 10-15-2003, 11:45 AM
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Madcow...understand. A tape, and even a straightedge to assure there is keel clearance is a good idea. These trailers are so "generic", measuremement before you approach with the boat is a must. The bunks are just tossed on there anywhere as it comes. Just trying to help him avoid lift costs. Although if the boat has to be launched anyway, there's probably little additional expense is sizing it up with the boat on the forks. Did you get yours from Brad S.?
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Ive loaded mine from a sling many times. My trailer set up is almost identical to the picture Scheuer10 has posted above.
What we did was lower the boat down and set it were we wanted it on the trailer. The front strap cleared the front of the bunk and will pull right out. The rear strap will be pinched between the boat and the bunk so we used lift jacks (the same they use to get boats off the trailer and onto blocks) to raise the transom about 4 inches. Unhook the strap from the sling and slide it out.
Maybe Im missing something here but Ive seen dozens of different kinds (steps/no step V's) be lifted and placed this way.
What am I missing ?
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We used Yard-Arms on the transom corners and a forklift tied to the bow eye to hover mine for a while, as we adjusted. We were damn close with measuring tapes first though. Many thanks to CheckmateF1 for his help a couple seasons back. Make sure the bunks meet the transom, or extend past it. The boat overhanding the rear bunks is BAD.

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For safe measure if you are worried about the keel. and you have to load in the water...

Take a piece of scrap carpet and tie wrap it or duct tape it around your cross members and axles, or anything else that may bump the boat.
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:40 PM
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I have one question, I have a trailer with rollers witch I don`t like. My trailer is in good condition I was thinking of converting it to a bunk it does not seem to be to hard.Has any one tried this, Iwould like to know? I just don`t have the cash for a new one.

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A lot of trailers have a skid pad across the crossmember to prevent scuffing the hull. This can sometime be due to the angle of the boat ramp.
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:56 PM
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26sonic, no forkloft @ my marina. That would have made life simple. The trailer looks great. It is a 3x axle 32-34 w/ drum brakes on the 1 st axle. Does yours have the adjustable bunks for the front? Those are definitely not set. I think that they need to be raised and then turned in.
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