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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 65" Tall - I-Beam Frames - White - 1 Pair

CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 65" Tall - I-Beam Frames - White - 1 Pair

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Aluminum guide-on posts keep your trailer in view when reversing down a boat ramp. Posts also provide markers so you keep your boat centered when loading or unloading it. Install posts on your trailer's I-beams. Great for saltwater use. Call 800-298-1624 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE27638 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 65" Tall - I-Beam Frames - White - 1 Pair. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE27638

  • Guides
  • Boat Guide
  • Post-Style
  • 65 Inch Tall
  • CE Smith

Aluminum guide-on posts keep your trailer in view when reversing down a boat ramp. Posts also provide markers so you keep your boat centered when loading or unloading it. Install posts on your trailer's I-beams. Great for saltwater use.


Features:

  • Guideposts provide a visual indicator on your trailer to help you load and unload your boat
    • Extends out of the water to help you center your boat while loading
    • Keeps your trailer in sight when backing it down a boat ramp
  • Aluminum posts are lightweight and rustproof
  • White PVC pipes slide over aluminum posts so you can see your submerged trailer
  • Stainless steel hardware secures posts directly to your trailer's I-beam
    • Posts can be adjusted up to 19" away from your trailer
    • Drilling is required
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: I-beam trailer frames
  • Overall height: 65"
  • PVC pipe diameter: 2-3/8"
  • U-bolt size (center to center): 2"
  • Quantity: 2 boat guide-ons


Guide Your Boat Into and Out of the Water

When your boat trailer has been backed down the ramp and is partially submerged, these 65" 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 posts also provide a visual aid to help you back your boat trailer down the ramp when you're unloading your boat.


Installation

Aluminum Guide-On Mounted with Ubolts

To install the guide-ons, slide the PVC posts over the aluminum support posts. After drilling 4 holes into your trailer's I-beam, use the included hardware to mount the posts on top of 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.


Rustproof Aluminum Construction

Aluminum offers excellent, long-term defense against rust and corrosion, making it great for saltwater applications. It is naturally rustproof, unlike steel, which must be treated with a rust-resistant coating that can break down over time.



27638 C.E. Smith Post Style Boat Guide Ons and Hardware - 5'5" Tall - Aluminum




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Customer Reviews

CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 65" Tall - I-Beam Frames - White - 1 Pair - CE27638

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1518 Customer Reviews)

Aluminum guide-on posts keep your trailer in view when reversing down a boat ramp. Posts also provide markers so you keep your boat centered when loading or unloading it. Install posts on your trailer's I-beams. Great for saltwater use.

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One of two PVC pipes would not slip over the aluminum guide. It required a rubber mallet and a substantial amount of silicone spray to pound and ease it down even after filing the aluminum guide corners and top.



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- CE27620
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


These trailer guides have made it extremely easy to load our 25 ft boat in windy weather. Had to notch the rear step and drill holes to attach due to the design of my trailer, but even so it took less than an hour to install.


Comments
These work extremely well when loading in windy weather - the boat stays in place making it easy for one person to load.
Don - 11/11/2021


- CE27620
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


The specification for this model states it can only reach 13 inches out from the frame but I needed 14 inches for my pontoon. However from the product photos I could see that the vertical arm is longer than the cross arm so I thought I could mount it “upside down” and get the reach I need. Because it is a bargain I took a chance and ordered it. As shown in the photos it worked perfectly. I not only got the extra reach (width) but it also lowered the top of the PVC pipe so it clears my deck which I also wanted. Now I can simply pull the back of the pontoon over until it hits the bumper and it will be centered perfectly. To temporarily provide the visibility needed to back into deep water I simply slide a 5 foot section of half inch PVC pipe inside as shown. It is an excellent product, very heavy duty and I highly recommend it.


Comments
Still working great.
Vincent B - 05/12/2021


- CE27640
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


I recieved the guide-ons very quickly. Installing them is very easy out of the box. It took me longer because I added a 1 1/2" od aluminum pipe between the 2 guides for added stability. The pipe slid into the square tubing and they are rock solid now. We took the boat out for the first time with the guide-ons and it helps with loading the boat greatly. I could not see my trailer behind my truck before without the boat on it. Now backing down the ramp is a breeze to retrieve the boat. I could have gone with the shorter poles but I'm glad I didn't. The more visibility the better.



- CE27646
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


These are very helpful getting our pontoon onto the bunk trailer because needing a deeper ramp, the rear inside load guides are often too deep, so these posts help me guide it straight onto the trailer with ease. The first time we used them there was a little wind, so i just pinned the front of the pontoon on the inside of one of them and slowly worked my way between them both, and in no time i was lined up and ready to pull all the way onto the trailer. installation took about 25 minutes, some minor adjustments once i got them secured. i have them about 1.5" from the deck of the pontoon, this allows a little wiggle room, but also forces me to be in the right spot. Such an easy install, just a ratchet and a single deep-socket was all i needed.



- CE27620
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


I installed one set and it has really helped the tritoon align when loading at the rear of the trailer. I put a guide on each side of the middle toon. Love it !


Comments
Still loving the guides, big help with loading.
Sir G - 06/29/2021


- CE27620
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Allows me to load and center the boat on the trailer without any problems, was kind of a pain without them. Also makes it easier backing down the ramp, in my car, as I can see the poles and judge what direction the trailer is going. Highly recommend.


Comments
Product has held up fine and still helping tremendously with loading and launching.
T - 11/02/2021


- CE27620
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Top quality product, superb engineering, easy to install. I can't see trailer w/o boat, so Guide-Ons essential. I added orange tape to increased visibility.



- CE27646
by: 05/07/2021

Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Took a while to get them through no fault of etrailer as they were down to 1 light in stock and everything seems to take longer to get it. Install went great, installed the lights on the back of the posts for better visibility and they look awesome.



- CE27626
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


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.


Comments
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



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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


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.


Comments
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


- CE27620
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Easy and solid install within 30 minutes. Photos show item in black, but that’s because I painted them to match the trailer.


Comments
It’s been great! After a little adjustment of their positions, loading and unloading has been a breeze. And as any boater can tell ya, loading a trailer can be tricky if it doesn’t line up.
Charles - 05/13/2021


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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


I have not used these yet and won’t be until spring as I live in MN. I will be installing them on my boat lift not on a trailer. I usually go out fishing alone. If there is any wind at all, even mild wind, it Is very difficult to keep the back part of the boat in the center of the lift while going to the front to turn the wheel to lift the boat up. I can hold the front of the boat in the center of the lift with one hand and turn the lifting wheel with the other hand. This should work well to keep the boat very close to exact center when coming in from fishing. I will adjust the Guide Ons so they are about 2” outside of the rear rim of the boat.



- CE27637
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


These trailer guides were the easiest after market accessories to install. The quality is excellent and the simplicity to install amazing.


Comments
These guides have proven to be very helpful!! The large pontoon boat I purchased was challenging when trying to load it on the trailer- especially when my wife had the duty to get it on straight. Now it has made the loading of the boat extreme easier and a whole lot less frustrating and has helped our marriage They work great !!!!
Jeff - 09/10/2020


- CE27636
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


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.



- CE27646
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Simple fast install, feels very solid. Since my boat trailer has bunk boards instead of rollers, I tend to float the boat onto the trailer. Throw a little wind or current and it becomes a pain to center the boat on the trailer. This should fix it just hope I left enough room to be able to get the boat off the trailer.


Comments
Still works great, less stress on the wife. Only issue I had was losing the caps, they should be glued on as a line may snag on one then pop it off in the water and they sink like a rock. However they are just pvc so any hardware store will have replacements for a couple bucks. My posts are black and caps white which helps backing in the water.
Bill - 05/12/2021


- CE27636
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


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.


Comments
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


- CE27636
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


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.



- CE27620
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Easy to install these well made guides. These keep the back of the boat from being blown sideways, and in my case, allow me to see my narrow little boat when I’m backing up, or just driving down the road. I had an extra set of trailer lights that weren’t really good enough to submerge, so after I finished installing these I attached these lights to the PVC top cap, then just ran the wires down and connected to my existing wiring. Now I can really see, and be seen. Please note that the lights in my image DO NOT come with these.


Comments
My trailer has very skinny rails open on one side. If yours is this way, I advise cutting a block of pressure treated wood to just fit in the rail with a few hammer blows. Otherwise the shackles of these guides will bend the open ends inward, causing them to loosen. This isn’t a problem with this product, it’s just my cheapo trailer not being made of 4 sided box channel. Everything still looks new!
William - 08/24/2019



- CE27620
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Great products....the posts, lights, and plug all were shipped quickly and easy to install. Finally have my lights up high and out of the water. I used 3 wire extension cord to run uncut lines from the lights to the plug at front of trailer. Should protect against corrosion issues. Pictures of my install are attached. Thanks


Comments
This has worked out well. Lights and connections never touch the salt water. I did the same thing on the trailer for 25 center console.
James - 03/29/2019



- CE27640
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Running into issues with the install. Unfortunately your customer service tech was not too helpful, courteous but not very helpful. I have a Triton trailer, tandem axle, sidesteps in front & behind wheel fender. Doesn't appear to be a good place for the install unless half way up the boat. Any recommendations on the install? Previous customers with Triton trailers? I don't prefer "cutting" a hole or notch into my fender as the tech recommended. Thanks for your response.


Comments
Anthony,Thank you for your review.I have contacted CE smith and the only way to install these guide-ons on your Triton is to drill two holes through the rear step so the mounting bracket can sit on top of the step and the u-bolts will go around the frame. It cant go under the step because it is too wide and the post would be too far from the boat. I hope this helps.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 12/29/2017


- CE27646
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Review from a similar Post-Style Guides in Boat Trailer Parts


Really helps guide my Sea Doo Jet boat on the trailer, as Jet boats generally do not steer unless you are accelerating. And also helps when trailering in cross currents loading in a river, plus in the ocean with wind and waves, Thank you.


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