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    Question on mods to an old shorelander for new machine

    I have an old shorelander trailer. My guess is it is a 1992. The stickers with the VIN and model # have long since fallen off. It worked great for a 1992 Seadoo GTX I had, but I have since replaced that ski with a 2008 Yamaha VX Deluxe.

    The problem I'm having is I need to spread the bunks further for the ski to rest properly. However, if I do this the hull will scrape along the cross-members of the trailer. The bunks need to be raised before I spread them so this wont happen. I want to know if the brackets pictured below will work they are 12" long made of 11 guage galvanized steel. They are different than the ones now on the trailer (see white picture). One concern is how do you prevent the brakcets from slipping with the two long slots in them. Also, is 11 guage strong enough to support an 800 lb ski?

    Sorry for the newbie questions, but I've never messed around with trailers.

    Thanks for your help
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    Last edited by cmr1971; 08-28-2008 at 09:25 AM.

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    cheatin' piston popper addicted's Avatar
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    contact a shorelandr trailer. they do sell bunk extensions. . . at least I have them and mine is a 1995 model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addicted View Post
    contact a shorelandr trailer. they do sell bunk extensions. . . at least I have them and mine is a 1995 model.
    Thanks,I've already tried that, but I can't find anyone locally that carries them.

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    I don`t see why not, just check to see if you have the distance/height you need with those brackets. I had very similar brakets on the Load-Rite trailer with straight cross members.
    I would suggest getting new U clamps as well...

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    Pale rider - thanks. Good idea on replacing the U-bolts. I'm going to have them off anyways.

    Does anyone know if those dimples are supposed to get drawn in as you tighten the bolts? I'm assuming , that is what prevents them from slipping.

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    steve45's Avatar
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    Go get some 1-1/2" x 3" channel and make your own brackets. Drill them to fit your U-bolts.

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    Hell Bent or Heaven Sent? Bent's Avatar
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    the space along the slots gets drawn in when you tighten the bolts - it looks a bit wonky, but they are there to add holding power.

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