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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Tall - White - 1 Pair

CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Tall - White - 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 CE27640 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 - 60" Tall - White - 1 Pair. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts

  • Guides
  • Boat Guide
  • Post-Style
  • 60 Inch Tall
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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.


  • 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
  • White 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 19" 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: 60"
  • Steel post dimensions: 39-7/8" tall x 1-1/2" wide
  • 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 60" 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.

27640 Post Style Boat Guide Ons by CE Smith - 5' Tall - White

Item # CE27640

Installation Details CE27640 Installation instructions

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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Tall - White - 1 Pair - CE27640

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1901 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.


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.


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


I got the taller posts because I thought the longer metal parts would be sturdier when bumping the posts with the boat,and they are. They really help me load the boat even when I'm coming in crooked. What I didn't like: the plastic poles had some scarring from rubbing against the metal in the box; and the crossover u-bolts didn't work well for my trailer (rails about 1.5x3). I wound up buying some square u-bolts that were a much better fit. Very pleased with the end result.


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.

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


The extra width of this model worked beautifully for my sailboat. I have a cat boat with a wide beam and needed the wider brackets to extend for the middle width of the boat. The guide on’s worked perfectly. Without them loading was a pain and took multiple times loading. The posts gave me a once and for all perfect load. Very pleased!


These Guide-Ons were easy to install and fit my trailer perfectly.


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).


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.


They were easy to install- they arrived a little beat up from shipping- they should probably wrap a little plastic around the PVC- not that big of a deal

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/21/2022


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.

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


Should have done this years ago. Makes loading the pontoon boat so much easier. Was very pleased with the quality of materials. Installation was a breeze.


I have had these for a year now on my trailer and they are great! They were easy to install too.


As advertised at a competitve price and detailed instructions for a variery of applications were excellent.


This fundamentally transformed how easy it is to load the boat back onto trailer at end of day. We only “walk” boat on. But it keeps her in place so we can get her out with no drama.


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.


Product shipped was exactly as described. Easy to install and all necessary parts included. Arrived as promised. Instructions could have been a little clearer, but that could just be me. I've ordered from etrailer before never disappointed. Installed on my 20' sailboat at close to midship. etrailer is my first choice.


What’s great company. My first delivery the package was broken into before it got to me and parts were missing. I contacted Carole and George and they immediately send me the missing parts. They stayed in contact with me to make sure they arrived on time. I installed the guide IBS on my boat trailer and they work great. Very easy install. Thanks etrailer.


Will keep ordering my from here because the service is very fast..and great customer support


Quick delivery on the trailer guides, easy installation on my galvanized trailer, although the product fit perfectly, I was not sure if the steel parts were galvanized so I decided to clear coat all the parts. Not a deal breaker looks good.

Overall pleased but had one issue with one guide bar collapsing where it bends, after a reinforcement was added seems to be holding up. Needs to be thicker material in that area.
Rich L - 02/27/2019


As described, with my only question being how long before it rusts to the point of being non-functional....only time will tell (it will be in salt water on occasion).


the trailer guides are great. They were easy to assemble.Should I ever need anything like that again I certainly would call e-trailer again


I am very pleased. The guides arrived very quickly -like two days -and were easy to install.
I have ordered everything for my used trailer including spare tire, trailer hitch receiver and the ball mount. The ball mount gave me an 8in rise which is what I needed for my Toyota Tacoma.
Etrailer follows up and does a great job.


GREAT product. Installed it and first time out it was worth the investment. got the boat on the trailer first shot and these are sturdy as well. strongly recommend this system for any trailered boat

The product after a year it has worked flawlessly. I enclosed some pictures for you. Use them if you would like for promotional purposes or design.
Ryan S - 06/07/2018


Haven't tried these out yet but did get them installed. The PVC tube was extremely hard to get on. I had to beat it with a hammer and piece of wood and the slit didn't line up properly so that was a bummer. No way to take it off it's so tight. It actually cut into the PVC on the 4 corners so it will have to be cut off if ever taken off. That is disappointing. We will see how it works when I go to the lake but I'm assuming it will work as it should.

They work but mine hit a tree branch and bend them down, I can bend them back up but they just seem to move around a lot. Not real solid but I still like them.
Jim L - 03/24/2018


Poor quality, cheap material, and missing hardware. I took them right back off. I hope these can be returned?

Thank you for your review! I have sent this information over to our customer service department for them to better assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 04/21/2022

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