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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. 1-833-496-1390 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE27626 or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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
  • Boat Guide
  • Post-Style
  • 40 Inch Tall
  • 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   (1840 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.


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.


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!


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.

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.
John R - 03/13/2020


One of the black 2” pvc pipe bumpers was damaged. Probably during shipment by the metal “L” brackets. The damage is to the surface of the pipe which won’t affect service but if it is new, it shouldn’t be scared up. Picture attached. Otherwise, everything is great.

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/03/2022


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.


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..


Made my trailer much more visible.


Still holding up strong they haven't broke these really help when the wind is blowing me slide way to load my boat on my trailer keeps me lined up on the trailer


Very convenient and helpful in putting boat back on trailer especially in a cross wind.


All contents were in good shape except the PVC pipes. Both were scratched pretty badly and had a couple of gouges. Won't affect functionality but you would think something new would be in better shape. Carton that it came in was not damaged so I have to think they were packaged that way.


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.


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


I needed to replace the guides on my boat trailer due to their age. They were much shorter and at times didn't guide the boat very well. These look to solve that problem.


Very satisfied with this product. Ordered on Monday delivery on Thursday installed with help from the video a few hours later. Great job supporting the buyer. I would recommend both the product and the distributor.




Great product easy to install. Makes putting the boat on the trailer in the wind very easy.


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.


The Post helped a great deal when driving the boat on the trailer. Excellent product for the value.


I received my guide on posts promptly as ordered. Very pleased with quality of product. Easy to install. Hope it all holds up well. Time will tell


The guide-ons work just as they should. They are tough as nails and make loading my 20/72 War Eagle a snap even in high cross winds. I would put another set at the very end of the trailer but the way it was welded up I can't. Thanks for making a great product.


Easy to install. Fit my trailer perfectly and would clearly fit other size trailers as well. Works just like they are supposed to. I painted the top caps red for easier trailer backing.

Exactly as advertised. Pulled the caps off and painted them red. Easy to see while backing up means I don’t look stupid on the boat ramp. I use them as a much tighter fit than most people, but they hold my boat in the center of the trailer for the transom saver which used to be hard to align. Easy to install and strong mounts.
Steve M - 07/18/2021


Well made, easy installation and work great. Just what I needed.


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


Very impressed!!! Great product. It took 10 mins. to install and its made of great quality. Customer service during the order process stood out the most. They were extremely helpful and made sure delivery time was what I needed. I'll be shopping here a lot more in the future.

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