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Replacement Hardware Kit for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons

Replacement Hardware Kit for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons

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Replace lost, damaged, or rusted mounting hardware on your CE Smith post-style guide-ons for your boat trailer. Includes all brackets and hardware. 1-636-306-4830 to order CE Smith accessories and parts part number CE11452-A or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Hardware Kit for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Accessories and Parts - CE11452-A

  • Boat Trailer Parts
  • Guide-On Parts
  • Hardware Kit
  • CE Smith

Replace lost, damaged, or rusted mounting hardware on your CE Smith post-style guide-ons for your boat trailer. Includes all brackets and hardware.


  • Replaces mounting hardware on your CE Smith post-style guide-ons (sold separately) for your boat trailer
    • Models CE27620, 27625, CE27640, 27645, CE27670, CE27740, and CE27760
  • Kit includes:
    • 2 Mounting brackets
    • 2 Sets of mounting U-Bolts
    • 2 Post caps
    • All necessary lock nuts and washers
  • Made in the USA


  • U-bolt dimensions: 3-1/2" wide x 5" long
  • Bracket dimensions: 4-5/8" long x 3-7/8" wide

11452-A Mounting Hardware for CE Smith Post Guide Ons

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Video Transcript for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons Replacement Hardware Kit Review

What's up everybody. It's AJ with Today we're going to be checking out this replacement hardware for the CE Smith Boat Guide-Ons. Today we have. we're gonna use it with the angled ones, but it can work with a few of the different types and it's gonna be a good replacement hardware if something happened to yours or you just not trust it, you wanna go ahead and put new hardware. This is gonna be great.

Let's check it out. We're looking at the hardware kit here on the floor. Now, everything you're gonna see here, you're gonna get quantity of two. So you're gonna be able to replace the hardware on both sides. And that's good because maybe your trailer spent more time in the water, the hardware has been submerged longer than the posts do, so it's looking rough, maybe it's rusty, you don't trust it anymore, You just wanna replace it.

Maybe you got a new trailer, so you transfer 'em over and figured why not put new hardware on there just so you know it lasts. We're ready to set up our side post here. We got our bracket, that's gonna go on the bottom of our trailer rail here, and then this is gonna go in between this arm here. So we're gonna set it up like this. This is how we're gonna attach it to the outside rail right here.

We got U-Bolts that we're gonna use to do that. So I'll get those. I'll try and do this and keep my hands out of the way so you can see what I'm doing. I'm gonna loosely install this because I wanna make sure it's lined up with the other one on the other side that we have installed already. So we're just gonna drop our U-Bolt down and try and get it to go in the proper holes to go across our frame rail right here.

I can see the one on my side. I can't quite see the other side. See how far. looks right there to there, might have to move it back a little bit, it might work out easier. There we go that's in that one. So it looks like I use the longer hole here on this side to get this to line up. That's why there are so many holes in here so it's kind of universal there. So the first U-Bolt I use is just the flat one. The second one we'll use has a bend and the top 'cause it goes over the existing one. So once again, I'll use the slotted hole and line up the other one on the backside now holding it in place and use a washer and a nut and get these hand tightened. Now, the reason we wanna leave it loose is not only to line it up with our other guide on the other side but also to make sure it fits right with the boat. Every boat and trailer's a little bit different, so I suggest leaving this loose maybe install this with the boat on there so you can slide this in or out and see to make sure that it's not too close to the boat. It's got plenty of space so when you do pull the boat up here, it won't make contact. Now that we got it lined up and in the right spot you can go ahead and go back and tighten down those nuts. Now I'm using a 1/2" deep well socket to tighten them all down. I'm just kind of gonna go back and forth to the different ones and try and tighten down evenly. Now we're gonna slide our PVC guide over the rail. You wanna make sure you line up this notch here with this portion, cause that's what's gonna slide it over there, just like that, and hold it in place. Now finally, we're just gonna put the cap on the PVC pipe. That easy. Overall, it's definitely awesome to have that extra hardware to replace, especially if it's old and looking worn down or you're just throwing it on a new trailer. Why not start with new hardware If the posts and the arm are just fine. Well, I think that does it. Thanks for hanging out and hope this helps..

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Replacement Hardware Kit for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons - CE11452-A

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (192 Customer Reviews)

Replace lost, damaged, or rusted mounting hardware on your CE Smith post-style guide-ons for your boat trailer. Includes all brackets and hardware.


Perfect fit! Used this on my 23' boat trailer to replace my old ones. Easy project and work great. Shipping/packaging were great.
Would definitely buy again.


Took awhile to get the brackets, but they seem to work great. The real test will come when I put the boat on the water and reload it.


These items were a perfect replacement for the old rusted guides on my trailer!
This site was easy to navigate & place my order. Items were received in a couple days without any problems.


Bolts to short and missing a nut in the package. Wish I could have gotten just the bracket and no bolts.

Thank you for letting us know. Missing hardware from an order is never fun. I will have our customer service team reach out to have the missing hardware sent out.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/29/2022


I purchased this hardware for a saltwater trailer that I use frequently because the original brackets corroded away. The hardware package was easy to install and the metal was heavier gauge than the original. Highly recommended for the advertised application.


I drove to 6 stores - an auto parts store, wal-mart, lowes, home depot, northern freight and West Marine. Nobody had stainless steel u bolts or brackets to re-attach my boat trailers guide posts. The closest was West Marine, and they only sold entire guide post kits. I just wanted the bracket hardware and ubolts.

etrailer had exactly what I needed and after receving them, in 5 minutes I had both guide posts solid on my trailer again.


Best thing I ever did was buy two sets of these for my pontoon.
Makes loading the boat a easy stress free task.


The parts delivered are exactly what I needed and had difficulty finding elsewhere. Delivery was exactly as promised. Five stars!


The product was as expected. However, The brackets, u-bolts, and uprights were not sufficiently protected from rust. I use my trailer in salt water and all of the parts had to be primed and painted before installation. An up-charge for galvanizing would be acceptable.

Regarding the order, this web site and order processing is the best in the e-mail ordering business. I wish all others would try it and do what etrailer does. You could sell this philosophy.

Duane C - 07/21/2021


Product came as advertised and is a perfect fit for my guides. I am very thankful I found I will surely be using them again whenever I have needs for my boat trailer!




These brackets mounted the guide posts more solidly than I expected. I’ll have to see how long they last in salt water since they sent galvanized.

The brackets are not galvanized but haven’t rusted away after one year.
Joe - 10/20/2021


I have not completed install but believe this is going to work fine for my project.


great product!


Hardware worked perfectly with my Yacht Club WC112 single jet ski trailer. Highly recommended.


Perfect replacement hardware kit that will work great


Great Product. Galvanized bracket a plus since I run in saltwater.
My only beef is that the special clamps are not galvanized.
They still last a long time but when you have to remove them
it can be very difficult. I would rather pay extra for stainless or
galvanized. k

This company is great to deal with and has first class customer service.

Working fine thanks, just wish entire kit could made available with a heavy galvanized finish since I use it in saltwater. I think you should offer two kits, one salt and one fresh water just my 2 cents. This kit is far superior to the other ones I have used. The special u bolts are great and hold fast.
MDRW - 10/25/2017


good price. quick delivery.


makes for a easy install at a fair price. and all the parts are in the bag. etrailer provides me the combination price, product and last but not least information to make to make the choice and get it done.

fine just fine
wayne - 06/03/2018


I'm using this product in conjunction with some existing steps on the tongue of my boat trailer to create a hand rail for stability when climbing into the bow of my boat. I think it's going to work very well for that purpose


Parts were exactly as advertised. Worked perfectly for my application.

Guide ons are working perfectly doing exactly what I wanted them to do. Theyve held up well.
Tom P - 08/22/2021


It does not get any better then this design, fits almost any trailer you have and is as easy as it gets to add or replace. Good quality and good price, helps in keeping the trailer in great shape in the years of service.

They are doing great, life has been easier with the guides in place. Great parts!
Philip D - 10/10/2017


Bought these guide post brackets about a year ago. They were exactly what I needed to add a pair of boat guides to my trailer. After many trips to the boat ramp you can easily see that they still look like new with no corrosion whatsoever. etrailer is terrific at fulfilling and getting all of my orders to me in the fastest way possible.


Excellent product and the shipping was fast. I looked long and hard to find just the right product to fit my need. My search led me to .
The boat trailer on which I will be placing guide-on bracket kit has served me faithfully for 30 years. I don't think the trailer or my 17 ft. PolarKraft boat will ever wear-out. I know there are many bass and crappie that fear seeing that boat in the water.
This bracket kit will add many more years to my good times in that boat. The kit seems to be made of excellent material.


Had to get Coupling nuts and 3/8" treaded rod as the u bolts weren't long enough.

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