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Old 05-20-2019, 02:57 PM
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So, as title suggests, new 25' PF and new trailer. Used half a dozen times no issue.
Last time it took a lot of effort to get the bow o to the roller, so trailer was a little deeper than before.
Came in slowly a little of center, had to back up a bit, then straight on.
Bow was scratched right at the 'apex', on both sides, where the port and starboard side meet, towards bittom of boat.
I looked at the trailer and could ot see ny obvious contact points but I felt sick to my stomach when i saw it.
The only good news is dealer can make it like new for not too mucg money.

thanks
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Post a pic of your trailer and where the boat is scratched. I am not following the apex on the bottom of the boat.
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Originally Posted by limey940 View Post
So, as title suggests, new 25' PF and new trailer. Used half a dozen times no issue.
Last time it took a lot of effort to get the bow o to the roller, so trailer was a little deeper than before.
Came in slowly a little of center, had to back up a bit, then straight on.
Bow was scratched right at the 'apex', on both sides, where the port and starboard side meet, towards bittom of boat.
I looked at the trailer and could ot see ny obvious contact points but I felt sick to my stomach when i saw it.
The only good news is dealer can make it like new for not too mucg money.

thanks
It's a common problem with a lot of boat/trailers. Some are worse than others, specially with sharp entry hulls. Putting the trailer in to deep is usually the cause, you're better off erring on the conservative side and winching her up the last foot or so. Look at where your keel roller / guard is positioned relative to the hull when loaded. Mine came from the factory with it too far down and was doing nothing to protect the hull during loading.
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Originally Posted by Texas 17 View Post
Post a pic of your trailer and where the boat is scratched. I am not following the apex on the bottom of the boat.
I will post pics when I pick up from dealer, but the area is either side of the hull entry point, the sharp bit that cuts through the water
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Don't bother fixing the damage until you figure out what part of the trailer you hit, and then fix the problem. (Oops ... too late for that!) Your trailer may be set up improperly, or it just could be a lousy trailer for your boat. Show us some pics.

You may need 10' bunk side guides, additional bunks, higher keel rollers or some combination. Sometimes a deeper trailer position actually helps, particularly if you have side guides to catch your bow and bounce it back towards center before it wanders too far off.
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You probably need a keel roller, this will solve the issue.
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Lots of causes, need pictures.
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Thanks everyone. I will post up pics once I get it back. Wont launch until I figure it out.

Thanks a loy
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I have seen two different 25’ boats that scarred the keel from a center tube just below the water line under the bow. This type of roller bracket prevents it from happening again.

here’s one from a previous trailer




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I just went thru this :

this is what I ordered to fix it :
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Originally Posted by mheltun View Post
I just went thru this :

this is what I ordered to fix it :
thanks a lot. I honk this may be in my future.
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Bottom is repaired now. Just waiting on the new roller to come in tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by mheltun View Post
I just went thru this :

this is what I ordered to fix it :

ouch sorry that happened and sorry to the OP too I hope that roller combo helps one or both of you
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The angle of the dangle did not coincide with the heat of the meat
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Originally Posted by mheltun View Post
I just went thru this :

this is what I ordered to fix it :
Your original set up and your fix are only for incidental contact, in my opinion. A keel should not be resting on a roller or hard plastic while being trailered. Its all about physics. How many pounds per square inch are resting at that point while bouncing down the road. There is a lot of flex in trailers between the tongue and axles.
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Im a big fan of parallel forward guide bunks over any of the V-guides, roller or not.
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Originally Posted by Texas 17 View Post
Im a big fan of parallel forward guide bunks over any of the V-guides, roller or not.
Me too, I intend to try and incorporate two of these as well
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If my trailer was to deep in the water the keel would hit the junction of the tongue and side beams. Tried the v bar then added 2 parallel guide boards. No damage and helps guide the boat on the trailer.
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Guys from up North listen with all do respect, You have to get away from all that, useless rollers and Galvanized crap. I would not let that thing near my boat even as a picture. Doesn't any one in your area make aluminum trailers? Or buy one here in Florida and take it up there. Find something that look like this.
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happened to me once. trailer was backed too far into the water and was sitting too deep. instead of hull landing on bunks, it hit the front cross member forward of the bow catch.

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