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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 75" Tall - U-Bolt Hardware - 1 Pair

CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 75" Tall - U-Bolt Hardware - 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 with U-bolts to the rear of your trailer and extend out of the water, providing visual targets to center the boat between during loading. 1-800-496-5010 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE27636 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 - 75" Tall - U-Bolt Hardware - 1 Pair. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE27636

  • Guides
  • Boat Guide
  • Post-Style
  • 75 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 with U-bolts 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
  • 1-1/2" Diameter, 16-gauge, pre-galvanized steel tubes mount to trailer frame
  • 2" PVC pipe slides over steel posts
  • Simple installation on rear crossmember of trailer frame with included U-bolt hardware - no drilling required
    • Adjusts out to 19" from trailer
  • Made in the USA


  • Quantity: 2 boat guide-ons
  • Application: trailer frames up to 3" wide x 5-1/4" tall
  • Post height: 75"

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 75-inch-tall guideposts that are mounted on the rear corners of the frame will stick out of the water, giving you two highly visible targets to guide your boat between for loading. The PVC posts 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 posts over the galvanized steel support posts. Then use the included U-bolt hardware to 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 inch.

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 mm) 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.

27636 Post Style Boat Guide Ons by CE Smith - U Bolt Mount - 6' 3" Tall

Installation Details CE27636 Installation instructions

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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 75" Tall - U-Bolt Hardware - 1 Pair - CE27636

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1902 Customer Reviews)

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


My guide ons showed right on time . I installed them in under 30 minutes. Really easy instructions. super strong . I got the 75” ones because of the launch we go off of is really steep at low tide .


product as advertised. excellent customer service/quick delivery. however.....MEASURE your trailer beam support where you are going to attatch....I have a twin axle trailer for a 26 foot deck boat. the frame beams are 8 inches (3" by 8"). That said, the u-bolts were not long enough. I contacted the company and the longest ubolts available from them were 6 inches. the ones included in the product are less than that. I had to special order 4 flat u-bolts from another company at the cost of $xx. (3" by 8 1/4" by 3/8" u-bolts). they have not yet arrived so I am hoping this will solve the problem. I suggest company add longer u-bolts to the options.


Super easy to install. We have had them for over a year and we love them. Very stable and secure. We originally bought them for our pontoon boat and when we traded it for a fishing boat we wanted to keep our load guides. My husband was able to easily modify them by cutting them shorter and putting the cap back on. It’s so nice to load the boat and know it is sitting perfectly on the trailer. Can’t say enough good things about the product!


Just installed the trailer guides. My galvanized trailer has an odd slant vs a horizontal frame member in the back so i honked down on the U bolts as hard as i could. Its firm and secure but i may cut, drill, thriugh bolt the uprights to my trailer frame, the skirt around the step. If anyone is wondering, the galvanized tubing is top notch material. Durable for sure.


Easy to install and works great guiding my 24 ft. center console.onto my bunk trailer.


I own a 24' Montery M45 OB and my trailer came without guides. Upon loading my boat while in the water the rear would sway and of delay my loading. After visiting and learning about the CE Smith Guides I purchased these. Perfect !
Easy to install and my boat loads perfectly each time. The 75" was the right choice too.


The box arrived torn up, but everything seemed to be in it. The installation was straightforward, I was worried about the strength of the materials, for heavy duty seemed very lightweight. My fears realized, floating the pontoon off the trailer with a 9 mph side wind did irreparable damage to the guides (engine wasn't used). Very disappointed with the construction and at a high price. This was just junky design and material, an expensive lesson.


Knowledgeable sales and tech support, fast shipment, and easy to install.
Wide enough and tall enough to use on my 24' Suntracker Party Barge on the
original Trailstar trailer.


I really like them. They work very well, except in high wind situations. They bend too much if the wind is above about 35 mph when trying to trailer the boat (a 2022 21 foot Warrior model 21-21DC fiberglass boat with a 300 Hp Yamaha).

I do recommend them, and they are a huge help in about 95% of my situations, I just wish they were a little stiffer.


Brackets were not big enough for my trailer (not wide enough) no where did I see an option for bracket size when ordering that I recall

It is listed on the product page that the brackets would fit frames that are 3 inches wide and 5.25 inches tall. We do have a set of u bolts that will fit with a 6 inch tall frame part # CE11416
CE Smith Extra-Long U-Bolt Kit for Boat Trailer Guide-Ons - Pre-Galvanized Steel - 6" Tall
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 05/05/2022


I love this product. The recommendation spacing in the documentation was spot-on. The guides were perfect!


My wife and I have always had problems getting our 25 foot tritoon back on the trailer, ESPECIALLY with a crosswind. Not anymore!! Once the bow is between the uprights, she goes on the trailer nice and straight. This is a GREAT product. I am NOT mechanically inclined, and the installation was very easy and simple.


The Box arrived damaged and stained the product inside was okay with the exception of the PVC pipe. It is scratched and scored deep into the pipe. It has black marks on it as if it has been used already. Take note that the 75" height is not all metal it is only 40" of metal up the side the rest is PVC that slides over the top so you have 35" of PVC and 40" of metal. I sent these concerns to customer service the minute I opened the package and nobody responded back just a link for this feedback so this is what you get. We will see how it holds up on the water and on the road doesn't look like it can take more than a couple hits kind of expensive for a piece of metal and PVC pipe. Tried to upload photos can't even do that it won't let me. I will say that installation was a breeze I had it done in about 20 minutes so there is one positive which is also why I bought it.

Thank you for the review and bringing this to our attention. Our customer service team should be reaching out to you in the near future.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 09/28/2021


I put these on my boat trailer a year ago and love them. I was skeptical about how they'd hold up being bumped as I load/unload the boat, but they've been super tough. For what it's worth, the boat is 29.5" and 7,000 pounds.

These are still holding up well. If you do happen to bump them a little to hard, they can easily be pushed into their original position with no issues to longevity.
Eric - 06/28/2021


Excellent set of guide ons for our boat. Customer service is great to work with too.


Exactly as advertised. the box was a kinda squashed at one end but the product was undamanged. Easy to install, hardware was more than adequate.


Fit my pontoon boat trailer perfect


As a new boat owner and new driver, trying to load a tritoon by driving it into the trailer has been a challenge to say the least. I thought these bars would assist with helping me figure out where the boat needs to be in order to get it loaded properly on the trailer. To that extent I guess they do their job. However, as is common with boats when either the front or rear end is not lined up and the boat shifts, these bars will not maintain their position because they are made of cheap aluminum. The boat is way too heavy and the bars will bend out of alignment causing you to have to readjust them once you do actually get the boat back on the trailer and out of the water. Took mine off because they were more hassle than they were worth having to constantly readjust them. If you are a more experienced boater and do not struggle as much loading or unloading your boat onto the trailer then these would probably do well.


I recommend these to anyone looking to buy Guide-Ons. Very easy to install and all the materials are high quality.


Product was easy to install. Arrived as described and on time. Washers were missing, but I managed to install using other washers.
Will be used to assist our boat loading onto the trailer.


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I have used this brand on a previous trailer. All hardware was included. The frame of my trailer was larger that the supplied brackets. Simple fix, I went to the local hardware store and got 4 larger u-bolts. Install is easy.


Absolutely Perfect. Directions of install were clear and easy to follow.

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