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Converting bunks to rollers

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How tough of a job would this be, and on the wallet? Would I be better off selling this trailer, and buying a roo ller trailer! Thanks

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jigginjerk

Some trailers can't be converted,crossmembers are in the wrong place. I know mine cannot. I'd opt for a different trailer.

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Rivernut

I was looking at mine today and I have two 8 ft. bunks. Crossmembers quite a ways apart. Hoping a new roller trailer does'nt cost an arm and a leg. I really need both of mine.

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Valv

Rivernut, send me an email please

Why do you want to switch ?

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Rivernut

Valv, e-mail sent. I fish a lot of river's and the launches are just too shallow, year after year. I think I at least need partial rollers.

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Dances with Walleye

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How tough of a job would this be, and on the wallet? Would I be better off selling this trailer, and buying a roo ller trailer! Thanks


Personaly I would rather give my grandfather an erotic back massage than have a roller trailer...

They always put dents and dings in the hull from all the little pressure spots... Lots more motion going on back there...

Less stable on a steep launch...

And personally if I can't float my boat off a trailer... I don't want to push my luck and put my $12K+ boat into a shallow that might be detrimental to it's hull/lower unit.

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If you really want to have an slick and quick launch... Just buy some Silacone lubricant spray...

Launch you boat on a warm day... Come back like 2 hours later when your bunks have dried from the launching... Spray them down... Fish for at least another 4-6 hours (8 preferable)... When you come back in your bunks should be nice and slick for another year or so...

Seems like sitting over the winter craps out the silacone a bit.

I would far rather slick up some bunks than have the hull of my boat look like munchkins played hammer taps on the bottom of my bull.

That's just my two cents. (No offense to roller owners.)

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Rivernut

Good point, I certainly do like how quickly I drive on the trailer and am on my way home. I did'nt think about the boat rolling into the water and slamming into the rosks below. I do from time to time treat the carpet to silicone and it does work nicely.

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