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CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster Bracket - Galvanized Steel - 15" Tall - Qty 1

CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster Bracket - Galvanized Steel - 15" Tall - Qty 1

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This rust-resistant bolster bracket attaches to your boat trailer's frame with 2 U-bolts (sold separately) to ensure a sturdy connection to the trailer. Slotted mounting holes allow for height adjustment. Swivel bracket sold separately. Call 800-298-1624 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE10196G or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster Bracket - Galvanized Steel - 15" Tall - Qty 1. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE10196G

  • Roller and Bunk Parts
  • Brackets
  • 15 Inch Tall
  • Bolster Bracket
  • Galvanized Steel
  • CE Smith

This rust-resistant bolster bracket attaches to your boat trailer's frame with 2 U-bolts (sold separately) to ensure a sturdy connection to the trailer. Slotted mounting holes allow for height adjustment. Swivel bracket sold separately.


Features:

  • Bolster bracket lets you attach a swivel bracket (sold separately) for mounting a bunk board to your boat trailer
    • 2 Brackets are required per bunk board (additional bracket sold separately)
  • Extra-sturdy connection to trailer frame ensures support for the bunk board
    • Bracket attaches with 2 U-bolts (sold separately), as opposed to a standard bracket that attaches with 1 U-bolt
  • Mounting slots permit as much as 3" of height adjustment during installation
    • Bracket installs vertically on your boat trailer's frame
  • 7-Gauge, galvanized steel resists rust and corrosion
    • Suitable for saltwater exposure
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Quantity: 1 bracket
  • Overall dimensions: 15" tall x 4" wide
  • Mounting slot dimensions: 3" long x 1/2" wide
    • Horizontal spacing between slots: 1-3/4"
  • Swivel bracket mounting hole diameter: 1/2"


CE Smith double U-bolt bolster brackets installed on a boat trailer

Bolster brackets are typically mounted upright on a boat trailer's crossmembers. When used with a swivel bracket (sold separately), they allow a mounted bunk board, which is run from the front of the trailer to the back, to pivot while you are loading a boat. On kayak trailers, these brackets are mounted to the trailer's frame and support bunk boards that run across the trailer.


Galvanized Steel

Galvanized steel parts are hot-dipped in zinc after being stamped. This creates a coating that is typically 3 mil to 5 mil thick. This thick, all-around coating allows galvanized steel products to provide years of use without rusting or corroding.



10196G C. E. Smith 7-Gauge Galvanized Steel Replacement Bolster Bracket - Double U-Bolt - 15" Tall





Video of CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster Bracket - Galvanized Steel - 15" Tall - Qty 1

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Video Transcript for Review of CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - Roller and Bunk Parts - CE10196G

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a look at this 15 inch tall Galvanized Steel Double U-Bolt Bolster Bracket. Now, this bolster bracket will let you attach a swivel bracket for mounting a bunk board to your boat trailer. The swivel bracket will attach right up here. Now, that bracket we do sell separately on our website. The mounting hole up here for that swivel bracket is a half inch diameter.

Now, it does require two brackets like this per bunk board, and these bolster brackets are typically mounted upright on a boat trailer's crossmembers. Just wanna pop up an insert to show you a couple of those installed onto the boat trailer. Now, when used with the swivel bracket at the top, they'll allow a mounted bunk board, which is run from front of the trailer to the back to pivot while you're loading a boat. And as you can see, this bracket here will attach with two U-bolts as opposed to a standard bracket that attaches with one U-bolt, the U-bolts, again, we do sell separately on our website, that'll give you an extra sturdy connection to the trailer frame to ensure support for that bunk board. The mounting slots right down here, they'll permit as much as a three inch of height adjustment during installation, and the bracket we mentioned installs vertically on your boat's trailer's frame.

The mounting slot dimensions, if we take a ruler to them, the width of them is gonna be right at a half an inch, the length of each slot is three inches tall, and the spacing between the slots, if we measure center to center, is right at 1 3/4 inches. Now, this is a 7-Gauge galvanized steel, helps resist rust and corrosion. This thick, all-around coating allows galvanized steel products like this to provide years of use without rusting or corroding, so it is suitable for saltwater exposure. This part is made in the USA. Again, it is for a quantity of one bracket.

Overall height is 15 inches tall, overall width outside to outside is four inches wide. But that should do it for the review on the CE Smith 15 inch tall Galvanized Steel Double U-Bolt Bolster Bracket..


Customer Reviews

CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster Bracket - Galvanized Steel - 15" Tall - Qty 1 - CE10196G

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

This rust-resistant bolster bracket attaches to your boat trailer's frame with 2 U-bolts (sold separately) to ensure a sturdy connection to the trailer. Slotted mounting holes allow for height adjustment. Swivel bracket sold separately.

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There was a bit of a delay in receiving these because of a back order issue, the wait was well worth it. These bolster brackets are 1/4" galvanized steel and I'm convinced they could support a Sherman Tank. If you want to do it right, I would highly recommend this product - including the bunk brackets.



- CE10196G
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Heavy duty. Just as described.



- CE10196G
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I needed these to support my boat lift frame on my boathouse. They are much heavier than I thought they would be, so I'm sure they will work fine. Even got a quick delivery time considering all the delays due to the Corona virus.



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Ask the Experts about this CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts



  • Dimensions of CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster Bracket # CE10196G
    The 15" bolster bracket you mentioned, # CE10196G, has 7 3/4" clearance from the edge holes to the end of the bracket. (See diagram.) The distance between the holes is 1 3/4" horizontally and 1/2" vertically. Since the holes are slotted, you should be able to get your 12" of clearance.
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  • How Many Brackets Come With the CE Smith CE10196G-4?
    As the CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies # CE10196G-4 does come as a pack of 4, we do have them individually as well. The bolster needed is the # CE10196G and the swivel bracket is the # CE10206G. You will need 2 of each of these to get you up to 6 total.
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  • Do Trailer Roller Bunk Brackets like CE10196G-4 Have Weight Capacities
    Roller bunk brackets like the CE Smith Bolster and Swivel Mounting Brackets for Bunk Boards # CE10196G-4 do not have listed capacities. I spoke to my contact at CE Smith and he informed that that as long as you are under the capacity for your trailer and the roller bunks that are being attached to the brackets the brackets will be fine.
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  • Can CE Smith Bunk Brackets CE10196G-4 Be Used with 7k Boat
    The CE Smith Brackets # CE10196G-4 you mentioned do not have a stated weight capacity but as long as you install them properly and use your best judgement with placement and with the bunks you'll be fine with what you are doing. Here's dimension info on the brackets: Dimensions of bolster bracket: 15" tall x 4" wide Mounting slot dimensions: 3" long x 1/2" wide Horizontal spacing between slots: 1-3/4" Dimensions of swivel bracket: 3-1/2" long x 1-1/2" wide x 2" tall Flange mounting hole...
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  • Recommended Bunk Boards For Boat Trailer To Support 16-Ft Deep V Boat
    The weight of the boat on your trailer should be shared by the keel rollers and the bunks. All of the weight should not be placed on either the rollers or the bunks. It sounds like you have bunks that are just too short for your boat size. I recommend adding additional bunks like part # CE27800 to your trailer so all of the weight does not fall on the keel rollers. To support the bunks I also recommend the bracket assemblies like part # CE10196G-4.
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  • How To Use CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies With 4" Frame
    The CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies part # CE10196G-4 can be used on a 4" frame with the CE Smith U-Bolt part # CE15254A.
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  • Does CE Smith Bolster Bracket for Boat Trailers # CE10196G have Weight Capacity
    The CE Smith Bolster Bracket for Boat Trailers # CE10196G does not carry a specific weight rating. But since it is made from 1/8-inch-thick galvanized steel in typical use it will be over-rated for the application with plenty of safety margin. For your 2,000 lb boat it would work well and not be under-rated. For swivel brackets you'd then want the part # CE10206G and then for U-bolts you'd want the part # CE15283GA-2.
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  • Compatibility of Boat Trailer with Boston Whaler Sport
    Your trailer sounds like it will work just fine based on the dimensions and weight you gave. I simply recommend putting the bunks up as high as possible for your initial loading onto the trailer because the underside of your boat from my research has a deep groove on each side where those bunks sit. Make sure the bunks are in the depth of the groove and the outside bottom of the groove is either over the fender or inside it. If you need taller supports you can adjust the height. We...
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  • How to Select Bunk Boards for a Pontoon Boat Trailer
    The correct size of bunk boards for your pontoon boat trailer is going to vary depending on configuration. Generally speaking, you will want the horizontal bunk boards to reach from the transom edge to the hull. Most people will then run two sets of vertical bunk boards like CE Smith Bunk Style Guide-Ons part # CE27671 in the middle of the trailer to center the boat and then two sets of horizontal bunk boards on each side to support the pontoons. The longest horizontal bunk boards we offer...
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  • Tallest Bunk Bolster Brackets to Clear Trailer Tires on a Boat Trailer
    Your best option is going to be bolster bracket set # CE10196G-4 which is a quantity of 4 so if you wanted 6 you would need 2 sets and you would have a couple of spares should they be needed. These are 16-1/4 inches long with some adjustability due to the slotted holes. For u-bolts use # CE15283GA-8 (which is a set of 8 because each needs 2 u-bolts).
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  • Brake Winch Recommendation for Trailer with Roller Bunks to Feed Boat Out Onto Water
    Your best option would be a winch that can be fed out when you are launching your boat so that you don't have to just let it free wheel and take off in to the water by itself. For that the Fulton hand winch part # F142430 that has a hand brake would be a fantastic option. It would let you feed the winch out as needed in a controlled manner and won't require you to swap out the rollers of your trailer for bunks. For a cable you'd then want the part # FWC7500100.
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  • Compatibility of Boat Trailer Roller Bunks with CE Smith Swivel Bracket Assemblies # CE10196G-4
    If your Dutton Lainson roller bunks have a flat bottom surface like part # DL21741 then you can mount them directly to the CE Smith Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies # CE10196G-4 as shown in the linked photo. These are the tallest ones we offer. If the bunks have an open channel in the bottom, like part # DL21755, then you will want to first mount the bunks to a 2 x 4 bunk board which will fit into that channel and then mount that to the brackets.
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  • Recommended Bunk Brackets for Zodiac Inflatable Pontoon Boat Trailer
    The CE Smith Bolster Bracket # CE10052-32G features a span of just barely over 15 inches so it might be a bit small to comfortably support the 16 inch tubes on your Zodiac Inflatable Boat. You will likely be better off using a set of standard brackets like the CE Smith # CE10196G-4 that feature a swiveling design to let you tilt the bunk boards at an angle for the pontoon. For the bunk boards themselves you can use the CE Smith Carpeted Boards that are available in lengths of 7 feet #...
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  • Replacement Bolster and Swivel Brackets Over 9 Inches Tall
    To gain more height you will want to trade out your brackets with taller ones. We have the following options: CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies - 10-1/4" - Qty 4 # CE10191GA-4 CE Smith Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies - 11" - Qty 4 # CE10001G-4 CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies - 12-1/4" - Qty 4 # CE10192GA-4 CE Smith Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies - 13" - Qty 4 # CE10002G-4 CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster and Swivel Bracket...
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  • Replacement Bunk Brackets for Older Grady White Seafarer Boat Trailer
    Thank for the photos of your boat trailer! The CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies # CE10196G-4 that you referenced are a great option to replace the existing bunk system on your boat trailer. These bolster brackets and swivel bracket are both made from 7-Gauge, galvanized steel. The # CE10196G-4 have an overall height of 16-1/4 inches. These brackets are available in different heights options to help accommodate the shape of the boat's hull. The four bracket...
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