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    can I change my bunk brackets?

    My load rite double has these odd bunk brackets that don't have much adjustability to them. The picture of the brackets with the ski is how they are and I've just bought a 3 seater that needs the bunks to be closer together and lower. The second picture is what I'm thinking of converting to. I see most boat trailers with this design so I think it would be fine I just don't see why it came with these odd ones that are on it.

    Well these brackets hold just as much weight? The bar they need to mount to is 2x3 inches not a square so I'm not sure about finding u bolts. Its 2 inches tall and 3 wide. Any ideas?
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    I have those brackets (2nd picture) on my trailer and they work 100%.

    If you're struggling to find u bolts: goto to a hardware store and buy stainless steel threaded rod.
    Bend it to your specs

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivespeedsteed View Post
    My load rite double has these odd bunk brackets that don't have much adjustability to them. The picture of the brackets with the ski is how they are and I've just bought a 3 seater that needs the bunks to be closer together and lower...

    Any ideas?
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    You can lower your existing bunk brackets.

    Support the hull weight off the bunks somehow.
    Undo the nuts on the U bolt.
    Move the top end of the existing U bolt to the highest hole on the bracket (three holes are visble in the photo).
    Then wiggle the bracket down until the U bolt is again pressing against the top and bottom surfaces of the trailer frame member.
    Tighten the U bolt nuts.

    See if that is enough of a change to work for the hull you have.

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    those look like the worst possible design they could come up with.

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    Ive got the brackets pictured on the right. On my Triton trailer. I need to readjust them but they've held up. I just can't seem to lower the ski enough & have keel clearance.

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    easiest way to set up bunks for clearance.......
    Get a 1/2 or 3/4 piece of wood for each cross member.
    lay wood on x member and jack ski slightly lossen and drop bunks so ski is laying on the wood.
    raise the bunks so they are up against the hull
    tighten bunk hardware
    jack ski to pull wood out
    perfectly spaced bunks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderMagic View Post
    Ive got the brackets pictured on the right. On my Triton trailer.

    I need to readjust them but they've held up. I just can't seem to lower the ski enough & have keel clearance.
    Which model Triton do you have? Single or double?

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    Single, LXT
    the frame cross sections don't dip down like Karavan trailers so the ski tends to sit kinda high in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scittb View Post
    easiest way to set up bunks for clearance.......
    Get a 1/2 or 3/4 piece of wood for each cross member.
    lay wood on x member and jack ski slightly lossen and drop bunks so ski is laying on the wood.
    raise the bunks so they are up against the hull
    tighten bunk hardware
    jack ski to pull wood out
    perfectly spaced bunks!
    ill try that. When I was doing some quick adjustments at the ramp I was floating the ski on/off and checking for clearance. At different points when sliding on, the keel can vary from 4 loosely spaced fingers to 2. I'd say 2.5" to 5".
    Obviously I t just has to clear the lowest point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderMagic View Post
    Single, LXT

    the frame cross sections don't dip down like Karavan trailers so the ski tends to sit kinda high in general.
    Remind me what the bunk brackets and supports look like on the flat framed LXT version of the Triton.

    The Triton Elite single version has curved cross frame members.

    Sometimes the hull can be lowered by spreading the bunks farther apart on the trailer. The key is to make sure the bunks do not end up pressing on the chine ridges when you adjust the outwards. The bunks must be positioned under the hull between the chine ridges.

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