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Old 06-06-2019, 09:24 AM
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:28 AM
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Clear what? The strap, the trailer, the ground?
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:28 AM
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Whats the scenario that you envision some part of the boat getting to it to get scratched?
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:30 AM
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Sorry, my text was deleted when I attached the photos. I'm concerned the boat will contact the end of the posts when loading/unloading. What do you think?

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Old 06-06-2019, 09:31 AM
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Sorry, my text was deleted when I attached the photos. I'm concerned the boat will contact the end of the posts when loading/unloading. What do you think?

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Ummm no! The trailer will drop down a couple feet as you back in the water. However if you get caught in a current and come in hot and sideways, depending on how deep your v is it may be possible for contact. Hopefully the guide poles would make contact with the side of the boat and move it before contact
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Originally Posted by jamesm19761 View Post
Whats the scenario that you envision some part of the boat getting to it to get scratched?
My text was deleted when I attached the photos (still learning here). I'm concerned the boat will contact the end of the posts when loading/unloading. What do you think?

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I can't see any scenario that would concern me in that regard. Cut them off and hit them with some rattle can cold galvanize if you are concerned.
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My trailer is almost exactly like that, never hit the corner in 10 years of loading.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:44 PM
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You're good, nothing to worry about.
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Rum N Soca View Post
You're good, nothing to worry about.
Is that a painted steel trailer? Saltwater?
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
Is that a painted steel trailer? Saltwater?
It’s the trailer that came with the boat. The finish is called “Gatorhyde” (unsure of the spelling). They say it’s the same finish/material as as bedliner sprayed in a truck bed. Yep, I typically launch in salt/brackish water.
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Can you put the guides under the trailer frame?
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:07 AM
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Can you put the guides under the trailer frame?
Yes indeed! ...that's how I had them initially. But I felt they were too low/short that way. So yesterday while I was working, I work from home and my boat it just outside my window, I thought about and decided to reposition them above the frame. You can see from the first photo that the guides are now just above the sides of the boat. Imagine before, they were about 4" lower. After I posted the pics, I moved each guide out about 1/4" so that the top edge of the guide's L bracket/mount is flush with the plate/stand-off of the bunk.

I think it's pretty good now. I guess I'll see.
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I would put them below and add to the PVC pipe if you think it is too low. Not saying you have anything to worry about, but strange things can happen at boat ramps. Shallow ramp at low tide could be a concern.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:43 AM
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I would put them below and add to the PVC pipe if you think it is too low. Not saying you have anything to worry about, but strange things can happen at boat ramps. Shallow ramp at low tide could be a concern.
This would absolutely be my approach. In looking at the pictures again, the pipe is significantly shorter than I would want either way. You want it nice and tall just in case you end up on a steep ramp.
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This would absolutely be my approach. In looking at the pictures again, the pipe is significantly shorter than I would want either way. You want it nice and tall just in case you end up on a steep ramp.
I know the pipe's short....which is why I repositioned. Well... it'll have to do for now. It seems like that size diameter PVC is fairly expensive. But yes, I think mounting below the frame would give me more peace of mind.

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Sorry, my text was deleted when I attached the photos. I'm concerned the boat will contact the end of the posts when loading/unloading. What do you think?

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I seriously doubt it would touch but if you're concerned you could always cut that part off.
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It seems like that size diameter PVC is fairly expensive.
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Really?! 😃 well...headed to Home Depot now and we’ll see how much it is.
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Really?! 😃 well...headed to Home Depot now and we’ll see how much it is.
8' or 10' piece of pipe will be around $8. Dont forget two couplers and PVC glue or get 2 x 8' pieces with caps
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