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Old 07-11-2018, 07:00 AM
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Iíve got a Sea Pro SV1900 center console with a merc 115hp and I have run into a few ramps that I go to that can be short at low tide or in low water conditions so I canít back the trailer too far into the water. Iíve got regular carpeted bunks and I have noticed that my hand crank winch has a really hard time pulling it up onto the trailer unless I have the back of the boat floating some. The winch canít even budge the boat if it is totally out of the water. So Iíve thought about the plastic sliding things for my bunks and wondered if anyone has any experience with them positive or negative.

Do they damage the hull any? The EZ slide brand says only for fiberglass boats under 1500lbs. The long run bunk slicks brand donít say anything about a weight limit. Both of these are at bass pro and I havenít looked on line yet and they are both $50-$60. Does it make the boat slide too much when trying to put it on the trailer? Another one they had wrapped the bunks in some kind of rubberized plastic but it said only for aluminum boats.

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Old 07-11-2018, 07:27 AM
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The chemicals in pressure treated wood bunks can eat holes in aluminum boats, therefore the rubberized protection. One trick is to carry something like Pam skillet spray, and spray the top of your carpeted bunks before a difficult recovery.
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I have a 18 ft McKee craft and installed the slides on my carpeted bunks when I first got the trailer. It helps a lot. Even after my boat sat for 9 months I was able to tap the breaks brakes and slide it off at the ramp with no issues. I am also able to wench winch it a foot or two on the trailer easily when i cant fully power load.
I have notice a few run marks on the bottom, but nothing more that I would expect from bunks or even a roller trailer.

I did put a thin coat of Teflon grease on all the top surfaces to aid with unloading. You maybe able to just impregnate the top of your bunk carpet with the strarbrite Teflon trailer hitch grease and get the slickness you are looking for. Its clear and stays in place. Thick coat may be all you need.
https://www.amazon.com/STARBRITE-LUBE-PTEF-TRAILER-HITCH-85804/dp/B00YMZNR9A/ref=sr_1_9?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1531320244&sr=1-9&keywords=starbrite+ptef https://www.amazon.com/STARBRITE-LUBE-PTEF-TRAILER-HITCH-85804/dp/B00YMZNR9A/ref=sr_1_9?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1531320244&sr=1-9&keywords=starbrite+ptef

Don't unhook you boat till you are down the ramp because you run the risk of the boat sliding off!

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Another option is to spray your carpeted bunks down with silicone spray. It really helps a lot. Let it dry well after application before you dunk the trailer though. Depending how much you use your boat you may need to reapply a few times a year.
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Originally Posted by Wldmoose View Post
Another option is to spray your carpeted bunks down with silicone spray. It really helps a lot. Let it dry well after application before you dunk the trailer though. Depending how much you use your boat you may need to reapply a few times a year.
^^^That. I keep a can in my truck tool box. Boat weighs 4300-ish lbs with full fuel, I can winch it right up on level ground like butter. I spray the bunks when I notice it losing it's 'slickness'.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by rldraugh View Post
....I was able to tap the breaks and slide it off at the ramp with no issues. I am also able to wench it a foot or two on the trailer easily when i cant fully power load......
Breaks?? Wench?? I think you mean brakes and winch.
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Originally Posted by dirtymike72 View Post
Breaks?? Wench?? I think you mean brakes and winch.
It's ok we all know what was being described....
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:34 PM
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Just get a bigger winch would be my 2 cents. Seen people dump their boats using the sprays and bunk slicks.
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Some folks use Starboard on their bunks, and that works really well on- and off. Be damned sure you secure the boat well before towing it, though. It's not as slick as teflon, but a lot slicker than carpet.
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West Marine sells the spray silicone. Its called Liquid Rollers and it WORKS. Again, it WORKS! Make sure you have a safety chain!
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No need for the expensive slicks or more expensive starboard...

Go to the home depot or lowes and buy vinyl roof gutters and screw them on. They work as well or better than anything and cost $10
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Typos Fixed... Typing too fast....

Squid Row, the vinyl gutters are a great idea! Wish I would have thought/know about that before I put the slicks on mine....
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Thanks for all the replies.
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