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    Trailer Bunk replacement

    Hey everyone,
    Can anybody suggest what type of wood to use for trailer bunk replacement. And if any one has used 2x6's instead of 2x4's

    Thanks,
    Dave


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    Go by Lowes or Homedepot, get 2 - 2x4, carpet, and wood sealer. The carpet is super cheap compared to the little roll of carpet, and yes this carpet is made for bunks and docks or at least that is what the tag says.

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    I'm kind of a big deal SeanCucf's Avatar
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    i've got 2x6's....i used PT from lowes/homedepot and the black outdoor carpet at HD ......you don't need PT, but i got it anyhow, well, it was Thompsonized, not just PT'd.

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    Hey everyone,
    Thanks for the info. I was changing over the bunks was because the front bunk support were starting to flex and bend a bit. So to try to eliminate the problem . I ended up using the pressure treated 2x4's extending the bunks one more foot to seven feet to distribute the weight along the bottom of the hull and the trailer a little better. I went to Home Depot to get the bunk carpet which was a better grade then what you can at West Marine and it come in 12ft length for the same price as the 6ft lengths for the other bunk material. I had the plastic bunk sliders from before, so I reinstalled back on the new bunks I also added a keel roller to support the boat a little better and to take some of the load off the bunks. I used to really concerned about the scratches along the bottom of the hull. I let a friend borrow my boat just once and that cured me of worrying about the bottom of the hull. It came with a nice pattern of the sandy shore.

    Dave

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    These look cool but are pricey http://www.snaptraxx.com/ .

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    I have always used pressure treate 2x4's the I use ss staples to staple marine grade carpet to them once I do this I have never had to replace it again, or at least yet.

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    West Marine sells these nifty little plastic pads shaped like an "L" that use recessed bolts to attach to the rear edge of the bunks. Keeps your hull from getting eaten up from hitting the wood when you bring your ski back onto the trailer. Definitely worth the $20.

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