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Roller Bunk?


roadracer

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Hey everyone

I just picked up my first boat a 14' Lund w/a bunk trailer that needs work. I saw on the Cabela's website some roller bunks. Does anyone have these or know of anyone that does? I just want an idea if they work well or not. If they do I may get some for myself and my father. Thank you all for you time!Have a great day!

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Hey everyone

I just picked up my first boat a 14' Lund w/a bunk trailer that needs work. I saw on the Cabela's website some roller bunks. Does anyone have these or know of anyone that does? I just want an idea if they work well or not. If they do I may get some for myself and my father. Thank you all for you time!Have a great day!

I have roller bunks for my 16ft, and am very pleased with them. Makes it a lot easier to load and unload the boat. I would recomend them.

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Roller-bunks -

Whatever you do, make sure you set the trailer up

to support the transom as much as possible - setting

the bunks up too far forward CAN result in your boat

developing a "hook" at the transom, from having the

weight of the motor too far back from the supports.

That motor is heavy, and aluminum bends. I also would

suggest rear guide-ons, in case you have to load in

a cross-wind. Bottom line - aluminum boats need support

thru-out their length if you want to avoid problems,

but if you don't trailer much, you can get by with less.

I tend to trailer in some not-so-friendly places, so

I made sure to beef-up my trailer.

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Roller-bunks -

Whatever you do, make sure you set the trailer up

to support the transom as much as possible - setting

the bunks up too far forward CAN result in your boat

developing a "hook" at the transom, from having the

weight of the motor too far back from the supports.

That motor is heavy, and aluminum bends. I also would

suggest rear guide-ons, in case you have to load in

a cross-wind. Bottom line - aluminum boats need support

thru-out their length if you want to avoid problems,

but if you don't trailer much, you can get by with less.

I tend to trailer in some not-so-friendly places, so

I made sure to beef-up my trailer.

Thanks out_fisherman.

I forgot to mension that I have a set of rollers at the rear of the trailer, and the bunk rollers are further forward. Majority of the weight is on the rear rollers.

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Everyone thank you for the replies!

As I sat over thinking it like I normally do I was having the same thoughts that if they worked well they need more support.

So I was on the manufacturers web site and they state that the roller bunks slide over the existing bunks. Then that gave me an idea of aluminum bunk boards with a sleeved bracket in the end with a 9" roller to go under the transom and a larger roller for the boat to roll on.

My winter project is going to be replacing the partial wood floor with an aluminum floor with the spray on bed liner over it.

Again thank you for your thoughts!

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