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Looking to order the two centering bunks for our trailer. I am talking about the two bunks that go underneath the bow. The trailer is a tandem axel Loadmaster. Right now we have the PVC V-shaped piece and it is damaging the keel. I was checking to see where I can get there bunks? Also what is the correct "word" for these bunks. Not sure they are called centering bunks. Thanks for the help.

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Just bought the parts and did this myself to my trailer because the V-guide was damaging my hull. Spent about $200 on the parts and about 2 hours putting them on.
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Originally Posted by tb714usr View Post
Just bought the parts and did this myself to my trailer because the V-guide was damaging my hull. Spent about $200 on the parts and about 2 hours putting them on.
Did the parts come as a kit together or did you buy them separately?
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Do a search here for " suggestions on adding mini bunks " I am on a smart phone and don't know how to copy and paste the link but if you search that title it will come up.
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I had to add the same thing to mine, the Century was giving me a hard time to put back on. Mine were ordered from Champion Trailers.

Put the longest piece of lumber you can, I used a 2X6X6' and could have gone longer.

http://www.championtrailers.com
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Originally Posted by seacraft06 View Post
Did the parts come as a kit together or did you buy them separately?
I am fortunate to have a local supplier with good prices. I just paid a visit and bought what i needed.
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My trailer guy calls the "target Bunks"
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I just checked the link and that was exactly what I needed thank you!! Now for the brackets, I see they come in different lengths. My front bunk brackets now are 10" and 8" in the back. What length brackets should I go with for these swivel brackets?
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Question about the centering bunks. Do you back the trailer until those are in the water? All my previous trailers have had more than just the two long timbers, however that's all my current trailer has along with the "centering bunks". Boat goes on easy, but last time damaged the front keel. Thinking maybe I didn't have it back far enough?
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Originally Posted by seacraft06 View Post
Looking to order the two centering bunks for our trailer. I am talking about the two bunks that go underneath the bow. The trailer is a tandem axel Loadmaster. Right now we have the PVC V-shaped piece and it is damaging the keel. I was checking to see where I can get there bunks? Also what is the correct "word" for these bunks. Not sure they are called centering bunks. Thanks for the help.
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All I've got to say is GET SOME. When I first picked up the boat and put the new trailer on it the front bunks weren't touching the hull so they were pretty much voided. Low and behold It was a complete b*tch getting the boat on the trailer centered. Took my boat to tropic trailer for the free fitting and they raised the bunks for me and put longer ones on. Now it goes on straight as an arrow every time.
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Some pics before the bunks and after. They work great.
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Much better.
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Those things are a necessity! When adjusting them use a small jack and only jack up so they carry very little weight then tighten them up. They are not for load carrying. They center the boat for loading and also to give enough support to the front to keep it rocking when trailering.
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perfect!!! You probably wish you put them on much sooner. Center bunks truly make loading much easier.
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Should I have boat on or off when I take it to my trailer place to have them install these? I’m sure they are easier to install with it off but need to have it on for proper adjustment.
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As they say....that is the proper way to do it. Looks good. On mine I put a small keel roller in between them for the hull to rest on. Belts and suspenders.
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So boat on or off?
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Originally Posted by Brad32903 View Post
So boat on or off?
Boat on. The bunks are put on then either jacked or levered up until they make good contact then tightened down. As mentioned above they are for "steering" the boat onto the trailer and not carrying a load. They do provide enough support to prevent the boat from rocking fore to aft.
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Thanks man

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