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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE27638 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Great prices 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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Video of CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 65" Tall - I-Beam Frames - White - 1 Pair

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - Guides - CE27638

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're gonna take a look at the CE Smith 65 inch tall post style guide ons for your boat trailers that have the I-beam frames. And it is for a pair of the post. Now, these guide posts will provide a nice visual indicator on your trailer to help you load and unload your boat. Basically, these posts here will install directly to your trailer's I-beam frame with the included hardware right here and it can be mounted above or below an I bean frame. And I just wanna zoom in and show you if you look at the bottom where that aluminum curve section is, that is what'll connect to your I-beam frame and you use the included U bolts that comes with it.

And it can be mounted, as I mentioned, either above the frame or below the I-beam frame, and they can be adjusted up to 19 inches away from your trailer. Now drilling is required and they do include with the instructions. They actually have a couple pages of templates that you can put on your I-beam frame. It shows you where to drill the holes to install everything. Now, these white PVC pipes you can see that I've installed over here.

These will slide over those aluminum posts so that you can see your submerged trailer, and it has these wide M end caps that once you get it installed, you put those on the very top, just like that. And these are wrapped with a reflective tape. That'll help you be able to see the top of your post. The aluminum guide on post also will help you back your boat trailer down the ramp when you're unloading your boat. And the post will also provide markers so that you keep your boat centered when you're loading.

So basically when your boat trailers been backed down the ramp, and it's partially submerged, these 65 inch tall guideposts that are mounted on the rear corners of the frame, you'll see them sticking out of the water. Gives you two highly visible targets to guide your boat between for loading. We mentioned the post that you bolt to your frame are aluminum construction. They do use stainless steel hardware. So they do work great for salt water use and they are aluminum.

Being aluminum, they are lightweight and rustproof. These parts are made in the USA. It's sort of, again, a quantity of two of the guide ons. Application, again, as I-beam trailer frames. The overall height that we talk about when these are mounted are going to be right at about 65 inches tall and the diameter on the PVC pipe is two and three eighths inch diameter. As we mentioned, it does come with a set of instructions. It'll describe how this all goes together but that should do it for the review on the CE Smith 65 inch tall post style guide ons for boat trailers with I-beam frames..

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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   (1937 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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Easy install, it makes loading the boat effortlessly even in tidal water or moving water. One of the best trailer upgrade I have made.
TIP: tie your bumpers to the boat and let hang inside the boat until it’s in the water off the trailer. (Bumpers won’t pass guide poles)




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Bought these a year ago. Still in great shape. Very satisfied.




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Much better than the steel uprights that came on the trailer originally which rusted out. These won't rust out and should last for years and years




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


The trailer guides are extremely well constructed. Video online is helpful. The printed directions and the printing on box offer visual help as well. Be sure your end caps are in the direction you want, as they are very difficult to remove once placed. Heads up... The guides inch closer to the boat as you tighten the front bolts.
Take note of that, as my boat is widest in the middle, and one inch of clearance in the back would not be enough clearance for the middle of the boat. Highly recommend product, can't wait to try them!




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


the u bolts that came with the kit did not fit my shorelandr trailer but i bought some to make it work!




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


Easy to install. Rugged. I can now see where the back of my trailer is at. Was pretty much guesswork before. Also I don't have to think about if it is lined up correctly. A time saver on busy launch pads.




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


Not sure what you can say about guide on posts, but they are a solid fit. And a decent price as well. I did have one of the top caps pop off when I backed the trailer in, and it went bloop bloop bloop! CE Smith normally makes pretty good accessories.


Comments
CE Smith offers a replacement cap as part # CE11331-DRILLED. They recommend using some PVC cement to secure the cap.
Mike L - 10/10/2022


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


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.




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


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 .




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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


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


The item arrived quickly and intact. I haven't assembled the guide-ons yet but they look well made and sturdy. There are lots of DIY alternatives on YouTube that are less costly. I just preferred to pay the extra for something that will install easily and quickly. It was worth the little bit extra to have the parts collected and shipped to me. Very satisfied with my purchase.




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


If your looking for top quality this is the one. Glad I chose 60" in white for good visibility. Placed them one foot out and stood on them, 200+ lbs. Extremely well made. Made in USA makes the difference.




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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


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


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


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.




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


Look to be good quality and strong, made in USA which is a major plus. Only complaint is the manufacturer needs to apply something to end of steel tubing to prevent damage to the PVC poles during shipping




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


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!




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


Not galvanized had to buy all new hardware. Had to prime with paint and then spray with cold galvanized paint. Already see pitting and rust spots. Should make some for use in saltwater.


Comments
The uprights are constructed of pre-galvanized steel, which is galvanized before its cut and bent into shape. Because it leaves a thinner coating and exposed edges where the tubing was cut, these arent the best choice for a marine environment. Ill touch base with our product acquisition team to see if its possible to get something thats been hot-dipped which would offer greater corrosion resistance.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 10/11/2022


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


These guide-ons work perfect on our pontoon boat trailer and make lining the boat up on the trailer bunks much easier. Installation was easy and straightforward. Highly recommend.




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


They were a pain to install, but that's probably because my trailer is built different than most I've seen. They do work very well and I'm happy to have them on. I also added the lights for the top of the posts. We fish late into the dark and these are fantastic for loading the boat. And I like that they make the trailer more visible on the road. With all the distracted driving these days, you need all the help you can get. I do wish they had a turn signal option, but I suppose I could wire that up and make it happen. Overall, I'm very pleased with them and definitely recommend them.




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


After reading other reviews I wasn't sure about the height...but it turns out 60" was perfect for me. I mounted them below the frame and I have a taller hull than the picture, so mine don't stick up quite that tall. They are super easy to install, and provide great targeting lines for whoever is trailering the boat. I am now rethinking the light kit on top, just because other vehicles on the road have a tendency not to look down at the trailer lights, so they don't see the turn signals as well. I included a picture taken the day they were installed (not great quality).



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