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Post guide-ons?


YakHead

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Do any of you have the post guide ons and what do you like about them and what dont you like about them?

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I have the pvc posts and I love them. I fish alone much of the time and they make it so much easier to handle my little boat, especially in the wind.

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Like the old AmEx commercials, don't leave home without them! They are invaluable for solo retrieve, especially if there is any wind.

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years back my boat trailer had them, but i went to bunks, but ! rolles will deffently help you when loading plus they will give you a little more visability of the trailer when backing down boat ramps.

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I have had both the roller style and bunk. To me it depends on the size of your boat. For the 12', 14', or 16' fishing boat the roller style worked best. For the bigger boats,{ Pro-V's, Tournement Alumacraft, and so on, I prefer the bunks.

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I have PVC type post guide ons and I think they are too weak to really keep the boat centered in a good wind. They do help but sometimes I have to re-adjust anyway. The thing I really like about them though is that I can see them sticking up in the air so it helps me aim my trailer when backing it up. On other trailers that don't have them I cannot see the trailer over the back of the truck or in the side mirrors until it's off course to one side. I like being able to see where it's at via those guide-ons.

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I agree with everything Gus said, to the tee. The biggest reason I put them on was to mount my trailer lights onto them. I used to always get blown bulbs, blown fuses, poor grounds, and wiring problems with the trailer lights being submerged (yeah, even with unhooking the wire coupler before backing into the water). I even had the boat slam into the taillights when loading in high winds. So I mounted them high up on the PVC posts, and have not had one problem with taillights since. But Gus is dead-on about everything else.

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