Thread: Pvc trailer bunks??
01-07-2009, 07:18 PM #1
Pvc trailer bunks??
POSTIN THIS HERE SINCE I CANNOT GET ANY RESPONSE IN TRAILER SECTION:
THINKING OF USING THOSE PVC 2 X 4s WITH A REAL 2 X 4 IN THE MIDDLE AS TRAILER BUNKS. WOULD I STILL NEED CARPET? GONNA WORK?
SOMEBODYS GOT TO HAVE AN OPINION..
01-07-2009, 07:22 PM #2
I would still use the carpet. You will get sand imbedded in the pvc and wood which will eventually scratch the hell out of your hull. Or put rollers on the bunks.
01-07-2009, 07:23 PM #3
I would think this would work fine. You could even cut the pvc 2x4 in half long ways and just use it as capping for the wood 2x4...secure it with stainless screws along the sides..
PVC does somewhat scrape the hull but not any worse than carpet..
01-07-2009, 07:31 PM #4
01-07-2009, 07:31 PM #5
I MIGHT JUST PUT CARPET ON THE LEADING EDGE AND THE SURFACE OF THE PVC THAT GOES AGAINST THE HULL
SEE WHAT LOWES HAS GOT TOMORROW...
01-07-2009, 07:37 PM #6
I would stick with the wood with carpet over it and spray it with silicone spray. You have to worry about the PVC breaking and it will scratch the bottom of the hull. I just used a router and rounded all the edges on the wood that way it will not cut into the carpet and it worked well.
01-07-2009, 07:43 PM #7
pvc will hold less sand/grit than carpet. i like the pvc idea. although on PVC the ski will SLIDE like crazy! make sure you have good strapping at the front and back.
01-07-2009, 07:47 PM #8
I would use carpet & 2x4's and spray liquid rollers.
Here is a video our forum member NcHeel posted in liquid rollers
01-07-2009, 08:37 PM #9
I would use carpet because like previously stated, the sand will scratch your hull. Yes, carpet does hold sand, but carpet can be compressed. PVC will hold sand when it's wet because of the surface tension of water, thus retaining sand in the water droplets. When you drive or crank your ski on your bunks, your hull will hit the sand particles and grind against your hull since PVC has very minute compression properties compared to carpet.
01-07-2009, 08:52 PM #10
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