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Old 05-22-2019, 11:01 AM
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The bunks on my trailer don't stick out at all from my transom. Looking at this used boat for sale: does this trailer look properly adjusted?


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Old 05-22-2019, 11:03 AM
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Looks fine
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:05 AM
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I don’t think they’re supposed to stick out, that being said I see it frequently. I believe they are supposed to end about six inches from the transom.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:06 AM
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I think that is fine. You definitely don't want it to be short of the transom, it may cause a hook in the hull bottom.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:13 AM
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I think that is fine. You definitely don't want it to be short of the transom, it may cause a hook in the hull bottom.
This one looks good to me as well.
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How far do these stick out? Looks like a few inches. I would like some support in the bow but that’s being picky
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:34 AM
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I guess the difference between mine and this one is that mine are about 6" wide and these appear to be much narrower, so they probably have to stick out past the transom, whereas mine support more weight being wider.

Thanks for the input, guys.
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How far do these stick out? Looks like a few inches. I would like some support in the bow but that’s being picky
+ 1 , the bow of the boat in the pic is not supported at all , given a choice , you should replace those bunks with some more suitable for that boat.
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IE;just guessing looking at the pic, about 2 more feet to the front and about 6 inches shorter at the rear .
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Anything past the transom is not needed!
If it sticks out 2 feet, you can use it as a step to get into the boat.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:49 AM
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I’ll add I would not say this is a deal breaker. If this is a marina they may have just put it on whatever trailer they had. I had a friend who they did this to. They fixed the trailer how he wanted for basically cost of parts $200 I think.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by RMSail View Post
The bunks on my trailer don't stick out at all from my transom. Looking at this used boat for sale: does this trailer look properly adjusted?


no it does not look properly adjusted. It probably is not the trailer that was with the boat originally. Either move the boat back and adjust the bow winch post or ask if that trailer is a loaner.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:55 AM
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If it bugs you, there are some no-cost solutions.

1) If the load is properly balanced, you could cut the end of the bunk flush with the transom.
2) If the load is properly balanced, you could unbolt the bunks and slide them forward, so the end is flush with the transom.
3) If the load is tongue-heavy, you could slide the winch stand back until the transom is flush with the end of the bunks.

It looks a little funky, but really there's no problem with it. I'd rather they be long than short. Only potential issue is with the trim tabs. Can not tell from the angle of the pic, if they'd hit the bunks if left "Down."
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I call BS. Ridiculous trailer set ups are so commonplace, they've come to be accepted. This is one of them. The existing bunks don't fit the boat, and if they did, they should be replaced with form fitting 2 x 6 boards laid flat against the hull. (Like your existing trailer I presume). This trailer has no forward bunks and it needs them. That "Y" keel guide doesn't support the hull, and it is a poor substitute for a set of forward bunks. Good trailers are expensive and that set up cut a lot of corners to achieve a price point.
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I think the bunks are reversed. If you flip them side to side (so the angle cut on each bunk faces in as it does now) the bunks would not extend way past the last frame member. The bunks are usually just past the last frame member, not two feet past. Trailers are not that hard to set up, this one is not set up correctly. Measure the bunks and see if they might have been mounted wrong when first assembled or when they were removed for some repair.
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Looks fine to me
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Looks like needs a little tweaking, but as long as load is properly situated should not be an issue. If is bigger issue, you'll know when pulling it.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:24 PM
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I wish my bunks went a little past the transom. Is there a reason to have them end exactly at the transom?
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Not a Whaler expert but, don't Whalers have a few special trailer setup rules? One being bunks must go all the way to the transom, no rollers accept on keel weight?
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Originally Posted by Fiberglass1 Inc View Post
I wish my bunks went a little past the transom. Is there a reason to have them end exactly at the transom?
other than you ain`t going to whack your knee on them every time you walk past the back of the trailer , "NO" ;
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Originally Posted by 1breakinit View Post
other than you ain`t going to whack your knee on them every time you walk past the back of the trailer , "NO" ;
Not a problem. With a big bracket plus engine you couldn't hit the bunk ends if you tried.
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