07-02-2006, 09:10 PM #1
Yikes, check your trailer bunk bolts.....
I went under my ski to start filling the rideplate holes and my rideplate is resting on the bunk mount on the trailer. The bolt is gone.
Luckily the rideplate seems to have some meat to it and there is no hole but it must have been close.
Make sure you check yours so it doesn't happen to you.
07-03-2006, 07:45 PM #2
got 1 bunk each broke on both double trailers time to get plastic sliders
07-03-2006, 08:29 PM #3
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I just installed Bunkaps awhile ago, don`t do it, they ski doesn`t slide on the Bunkaps. You almost have to totally land the ski perfect or the winch has a hard time pulling the ski even a few inches...PR...
Those were a waste of $$$
07-03-2006, 10:17 PM #4Originally Posted by natris 785p
BUT... dont say i didn't warn u.... they will destroy your hull. waste of money if u are a neat freak and performance freak. i just got finished paying a shop to true my hull and repair the extensive wear those sliders put on my hull.
PR... thanks for the report on the bunkaps... i was gonna get them, but since u say they suck, heck no.
i'll stick with Carpet now and forever.
07-04-2006, 12:52 AM #5
Carpet will trash your hull too if you don't keep it clean. I've used sliders for a decade and never had a trashed hull, some minor scuffing but it buffs right out. The key is to keep everything clean. Especially Carpet. If you launch or load in sand, you've got instant sand paper with carpet.
I've got 2 sets of 4" bunknaps that I didn't install AFTER I put the 6" on my 4 place and bent the crap out of my winch mounts trying to winch the ski's on the trailer. Bunknaps are great for dock bumpers but suck for bunks, even when wet, the hull will stick like glue.
07-04-2006, 07:19 AM #6
Put some shoe polish/lubricant on the bunks....my ski slides on and off....I was using wd40,but it's not exactly good for the envirorment
07-04-2006, 10:16 AM #7
I prefer carpet.
spray with silicone lubricant or PAM if you want them to slide easy.....
07-04-2006, 10:38 AM #8
07-06-2006, 02:38 PM #9
Those plastic bunk sliders will grind the heck out of the boat bottom. They will be covered with "dust" the color of your hull after one long transport to the ramp. Grit and sand have a place to sink into and hide when carpet is used. With the hard plastic sliders it has no where to go except to wear into the hull.
Funny thing about the missing bunk bolt. Last weekend the wife thought she loaded her ski on the trailer crooked. Upon coming home and telling me, I looked at it and found one of the front bolts was missing and the bunk was pulled away from its mount. Miracle the hull wasn't damaged !
I used stainless bolts with locking SS nuts on her trailer. I can't see one coming off without the help of someone who probably helped themselves to it at the ramp !
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