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    SHO bunk placement?

    The dealer did a shit job setting up my trailer for my SHO, and I need to move the bunks. I am trying to save some time experimenting, so I figured I'd post some pics and ask for advice. Currently the chines are sitting on the bunks and you can see in the pics how the edges where the carpeting is getting worn is starting to scuff the hull. I prefer to move them further apart, but I'm concerned that the deep V hull will bottom on the trailer when loading. I also attached some drawings of the two placement options(not quite to scale but you get the idea). Since I'll be replacing the boards with the plastic type below, I thought maybe I could cut some wood spacers to place between the boards and the trailer mounts to raise it a bit. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

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    The brackets attaching your bunks to the trailer are very short.

    I think you can buy taller 'Adjustable Bunk Brackets' from Triton, and that would lift the bunks up. You could then move them farther apart to fit your hull better.

    See post 13 in this thread


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    pretty sure your bunks should be wider apart.

    As far as bottoming out,i have the exact same trailer, and thats the 1st thing i thought when i saw it .....it looks like it will, but i've never had an issue where the hull hit(3 seater SD).

    just checked....i have a little less then 2 1/2 in. between bottom of hull and trailer.....

    hope that helps.

    did you but it from that dealer in delray?? If so, they still suck
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    Good info, thanks. I moved the bunks wider to fit between the chines and it only dropped the hull about 3/8". I'll be dropping it in the water today, so hopefully I won't have any bottoming issues.

    did you but it from that dealer in delray?? If so, they still suck
    No, it was from Greater Yamaha in WPB. I think they just moved the bow post forward and didn't bother adjusting the bunks from where I had them for my GPR. I have seen the guys from the place in Delray doing their "water test" for customer's skis at Lake Ida. It consists of backing the trailer into the water and starting the engine with the ski still on the trailer. I wonder how much they charge for that?

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    DID you move them out to the far set of chines as in your pic?

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    DID you move them out to the far set of chines as in your pic?
    Yep, and haven't had any issues with the hull hitting the trailer.

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    Had mine adjusted using the inside channel between chines(loadrite) as oppose to the outside, clearance looks good and I guess this should work fine, glad I wasn't the only one with this problem

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