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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - Black - 1 Pair

CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - Black - 1 Pair

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Guide-on posts make it easy to load your boat onto your trailer and back your trailer down the ramp. They attach to the rear of your trailer and extend out of the water, providing visual targets to center the boat between during loading. 1-800-940-8924 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE27626 or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - Black - 1 Pair. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE27626

  • Guides
  • Post-Style Guide
  • 40 Inch Tall
  • Galvanized Steel
  • PVC
  • CE Smith

Guide-on posts make it easy to load your boat onto your trailer and back your trailer down the ramp. They attach to the rear of your trailer and extend out of the water, providing visual targets to center the boat between during loading.


  • Guideposts provide a visual target on your trailer to help you load and unload your boat
    • Extend out of the water to help you center your boat while loading
    • Assist you in backing your trailer down the boat ramp
  • 16-Gauge, pre-galvanized steel posts are strong and durable
  • Black PVC pipes slide over steel posts so you can see your submerged trailer
  • Simple installation on rear crossmember of trailer frame with included hardware - no drilling required
    • Adjusts out to 13" from trailer
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: trailer frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall
    • For frames up to 5-1/4" tall, 2 extra-long U-bolt kits (CE11416 - sold separately) are required
  • Overall height: 40"
  • Steel post dimensions: 18" tall x 1-1/2" diameter
  • PVC Pipe diameter: 2-3/8"
  • Quantity: 2 boat guide-ons

Note: Check with your state Department of Transportation for restrictions regarding maximum trailer width.

Guide Your Boat Into and Out of the Water with Ease

When your boat trailer has been backed down the ramp and is partially submerged, these 40" tall guideposts that are mounted on the rear corners of the frame will stick out of the water, giving you 2 highly visible targets to guide your boat between for loading. The PVC pipes also provide a visual aid to help you back your boat trailer down the ramp when you're unloading and loading your boat.


The posts are simple to install. Slide the PVC pipes over the pre-galvanized steel support posts. Then mount the posts on the top or below the trailer frame, as close to the rear corners as possible. Adjust the posts so that the distance between each post and your boat is less than 1".

Pre-Galvanized Steel

Pre-galvanized steel parts are stamped from a sheet of steel after it has already been galvanized. The edges of pre-galvanized parts often lose their zinc coating during the stamping process. Because of the thinness of the coating (less than 1 mil) and the fact that the edges remain exposed, pre-galvanized parts can begin to oxidize and rust quickly, so it's recommended that they be primed and painted.

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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - Black - 1 Pair - CE27626

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2205 Customer Reviews)

Guide-on posts make it easy to load your boat onto your trailer and back your trailer down the ramp. They attach to the rear of your trailer and extend out of the water, providing visual targets to center the boat between during loading.


The gloss black PVC tubes were severely marred due to poor packaging. Everything in the box was unprotected, no wraps, no tie downs or styrofoam to prevent or protect the contents from handling and shipping damage. The order was received 7-3-23. The order number is

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Brooke M.


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I reported and provided photos of damage to the two gloss black PVC pipes. I recieved one replacement. Will not do business with this company again. I will still have to buy another piece in order to correct the shipping damage.


Everything that was needed to install was included. Several mounting options with clear and easy instructions.


These guide ons are great. After putting them off for years I got fed up trying to fight the wind and current while putting my boat on the trailer by myself. These quickly solved that problem. Money well invested. Easy to mount on my trailer and stays put. I'll never again have a boat trailer without them.



Im considering buying a second set of these guide ons. You just cant go wrong with these. Loading my boat onto the trailer in any wind or current is easy and it doesnt seem to matter how deep the trailer sits in the water at the ramp. Guides the boat perfectly on the bunks and stays there.


These will help a lot when backing my trailer and dinghy. My trailer was built from a CE Smith kit and the boat is an inflatable dinghy. They sit very low and I can’t see them when backing down a ramp. Product was easy to install and is sturdy. I expect to get many years of service from it.


Easy to install and made a huge difference in loading my boat at the ramp


Great product. I have a 16’ light bass boat. In high winds the boat would drift over the top of a fender if the trailer was in water too deep. I bolted 4 of these on my boat. 2 on the back rails and two in the forward middle of the trailer. Now the wind is no problem. When the boat starts to blow off coarse, the rails keep it perfectly centered.


My trailer and boat disappeared behind my truck while towing it. These guide-ons will not only assist me in loading from the water, but combined with the light mounting brackets, I now have a visual in my rear mirrors while I'm driving. Installation was a breeze! I invested in an electrician's snake, that aided tremendously in passing the wires down the PVC posts and staying out of the angled tubes.


It's a good product, it's made loading my bass boat so much easier, the only problem I had was someone taking my reflective PVC cap. Other than that they're great.


The boat trailer guides were exactly what I required , and were well made.there was one problem however one of the PVC pipe caps was cracked and could not be used other wise no problem


Easy install, should work well.


Easy to install, now I can load my boat on trailer without worrying about the wind or water currents moving or blowing the boat sideways and bust my trailer lights ever again,thank you.


Fast delivery, was to be here Friday, got here Wednesday at 1pm. Just installed ,great looking now I can see the trailer when backing, thanks


Pics of new guide poles I purchased. Awesome product very easy to install and look great. Only problem you can see on my tracker trailer these will not work if the wooden step was still in place could not mount..


The Post Guide-Ons arrived quickly and have been installed.
They have not been water tested yet, but look like they will do the trick. Loading the boat on the trailer has been challenging when you can’t tell where you are side to side.
A couple things to consider: The width of the boat relative to the frame of the trailer make the bottom tubes of the guides just barely long enough. I believe it will work, but another inch of tube would be good for my setup. When installing, if you have a deep socket, you won’t have to switch to an open wrench. Other than that, I am very happy with these!


Arrived quickly and was packaged well no loose parts. I was able to install myself easily and works as intended. I can now see my trailer when the boat is not on.


I have put these on every boat I've owned. You can't see the trailer in the water. Very difficult to line up without these. Especially with wind.


We recieved the product and within 1 hr. It was on the hardest part was tightening the bolts drop the u bolts on in a x pattern match the bolts up with the plate put channel in and tighten




high quality hardware and sturdy guides. Highly recommended.


Very easy to install with the hardware provided and secures tight to trailer.


I am really hoping this works. My steps extend from the fender to the lights on a 20 foot bowrider trailer. Sure will be great to have the guide posts mounted.


Easy to install and worked perfectly to identify where the trailer sits.


The guide-ons arrived very quickly and without damage. Love buying from etrailer for fast shipping, selection, and how to videos for self installation.



Guide-ons were easy to install and have been very helpful in loading and launching my boat. Definitely recommend them to anyone with a boat trailer.


This was my first experience with buying from trailer and was not disappointed. I purchased a set of 40” Heavy Duty Black Post-Style Guide-Ons for my Tracker Pro-170 bass boat and item was received exactly as described on the web site and shown in the videos. The posts were incredibly easy to install (thanks to the instructions included and the web site video). Outstanding customer service and product support! The post guide-one are excellent and perform superbly in assisting trailering of my boat.

John R.


Working well...I did have to secure the bottom of the guides to the trailer because the styrofoam padding tended to make them float up and off the metal posts as the boat was backed into deeper water.


Fast shipping, it was very easy to install and it looks professional as well.

Ken W.


Still in great shape and working prefect after a year.

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