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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Long - I-Beam Clamps - White - Qty 2

CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Long - I-Beam Clamps - White - Qty 2

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Guide-on posts keep your trailer in view when reversing down a boat ramp. Posts also provide markers on your trailer so you keep your boat centered when loading or unloading it. Install guide-on posts above or below the I-beams on your trailer frame. 1-833-496-1390 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE27648 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" Long - I-Beam Clamps - White - Qty 2. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE27648

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

Guide-on posts keep your trailer in view when reversing down a boat ramp. Posts also provide markers on your trailer so you keep your boat centered when loading or unloading it. Install guide-on posts above or below the I-beams on your trailer frame.


  • Application: I-beam trailer frames up to 4" wide
  • Overall height: 60"
  • Steel post dimensions: 39" tall x 1-1/2" wide
  • PVC pipe diameter: 2-3/8"
  • Quantity: 2 boat guide-ons


  • 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
  • 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 I-beam trailer frames with included hardware - no drilling required
    • Clamps can be attached above or below I-beam
    • Posts can be adjusted up to 19" away from your trailer
  • Made in the USA

Guide Your Boat Into and Out of the Water

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 when loading. The PVC pipes also provide a visual aid to help you back your boat trailer down the ramp when you're unloading your boat.


The posts are simple to install. Slide the PVC pipes over the pre-galvanized steel support posts. Then use the included I-beam clamps to mount the posts on the top or below the trailer's I-beam 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.

27648 C.E. Smith Post Style Boat Guide Ons and I Beam Hardware - 5' Tall - White

Installation Details CE27648 Installation instructions

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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Long - I-Beam Clamps - White - Qty 2 - CE27648

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1903 Customer Reviews)

Guide-on posts keep your trailer in view when reversing down a boat ramp. Posts also provide markers on your trailer so you keep your boat centered when loading or unloading it. Install guide-on posts above or below the I-beams on your trailer frame.


Excellent customer service. Great folks at etrailer. Item was delivered missing a part from the manufacturer. Customer service took care of me and shipped a replacement out the next day. CE Smith guide ons installed easily and made quality material.


Guide-on's were as advertised. Straight forward quick and simple installation. Seem to be very sturdy. The option of mounting on the top or bottom of the I-beam trailer frame is a great feature.

Still firmly mounted and working perfectly.
Douglas - 06/04/2022


The guide-ons worked great! Installed in less than 1/2 hr. Actually tried them out the very next day. We have a very tricky ramp in our neighborhood on the Lockwood Folly River. It flows both ways, depending on the ocean tide. The ramp is right on the river. Most of the time it would take 3-5 tries to load boat on trailer because the back of the boat would drift off center and off the trailer. With the guide-ons I loaded it on the trailer first try!


Purchased several sets for multiple trailers and am happy with the quality


Received amazingly quick! Product video was very helpful in determining what to order. Installed just as easy as the video showed. Not my first purchase from e-trailer & have always been pleased with service. Thanks.


Great product, easy to install. It’s been used for 4 months with no issues.


Not installed yet but looks like it was advertised


Absolutely love this pontoon guide! Pontoons are a pain to load sometimes when windy but these made it so boom you glide right onto the trailer


Great product and easy to install


Absolutely love this. Makes it so easy to load the boat perfect every time!

The guides are a game changer for fast and easy trailering!
Philip - 04/06/2022


Great product and even better service.


Just pulled the boat today and my wife did great driving onto the trailer in the exact center. Really helps to see where the end of the trailer is when it is underwater. Was very easy to install and adjust.


Guides seem well made and were easy to install. The guide lights were somewhat hard to get the wires through the guides because of the crimping on the bends. Thanks Eric


Easy install. 15 minutes and done.


Great experience with customer service and their follow up was much appreciated. Received the product on time as promised.


Easy to install. Very durable. One season in salt water and no rust or corrosion. Would definitely recommend.


Great product. Didn't use the i beam brackets. Fastened the square tubing inside the tubing on the trailer of my pontoon boat. Worked perfectly.


They work great and they were easy to i nstall.


Unfortunately my boat trailer isn’t a I beam, guess I missed that when ordered. Had to order the kit for a different trailer


Perfect fit would purchase again


Functional and will last a long time.
have added water proof shrink wrapped wire connectors.


Yes work good


This product gets 5 stars, and the shipping speed gets another 5 stars.


package arrived last night... have not opened it, yet. PROBABLY, this weekend.

the packaging was in great shape!!!! five stars for the packaging.




Great survice, fast delivery

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  • What Clamping System is Used for 60" Long CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers CE27648
    The 60" Long CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27648 are designed to be installed on I-Beam frames just like you noted in the review video (attached). Some of the review photos you're seeing are from other CE Smith guide-ons that we sell for other trailer frame designs.
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  • How To Determine Fit of CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers
    The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers part # CE27648 are universal fit boat guide-on designed for I-beam trailer frames up to 4" wide. The closer to the rear they are installed, the more they will assist with loading. That said, you can install them further forward if there is something on the frame mounted in the way. In regards to universal fit items, compatibility will be up to the installer.
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  • Can White PVC Pipe of CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons be Shortened
    You'd have to also add a new slot to the bottom of the PVC pipe but yes you could shorten the white upright pipe of the # CE27648 if you wanted by cutting it.
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  • Recommended Guide-On for a 19 Foot Sea Ray
    From what I could find, it doesn't look like your Sea Ray is excessively tall or anything, so the CE Smith 60 Inch Post Guide-Ons # CE27640 should cover you without issue. I will say, however, that this is designed for standard frames that are up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall. If your trailer uses I-Beams for the frame, the # CE27648 will basically be the same thing but attaches differently on the frame.
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  • Recommended Guide-Ons To Keep 2009 20' Hurricane Boat Straight When Loading On Trailer
    Since your 2009 20' Hurricane boat caused so much of a headache to load on your Roadrunner boat trailer I recommend the CE Smith Roller-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 21" Tall - 1 Pair # CE27610 you were looking at over PVC guide-ons. The # CE27610 will keep your boat straight while getting it loaded on the trailer via the rollers, where the PVC guide-ons like the # CE27648 you were looking at are only to tell you where your submerged trailer is and will not physically guide the boat...
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  • Does the CE Smith 60 Inch Long Post Style Guide-On Come in White
    It looks like you might be looking for the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Long - I-Beam Clamps - White - Qty 2 # CE27648, which are a 60" post style guide on that are white in color.
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  • Post Style Guide-Ons for a 2008 24-0 Four Winns Horizon Boat Trailer
    Your picture didn't come through so I went and looked online. The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Long - I-Beam Clamps - White - Qty 2 item # CE27648 would be the best option. These are 60 inches tall which would be perfect for your setup.
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  • 60 Inch Guide Ons for Boat Trailer With Rectangular Tube Frame
    The # CE27648 Guide Ons you'd looked at are designed for I-beam trailer frame members, from the photo you provided, it looks like your frame members are a simple boxed in rectangular tube. If that's the case, and the frame members aren't more than 3 inches wide and 4-1/4 inches tall, I'd recommend the # CE27640. These guide ons are exactly the same, but the mounts are designed for a tubular or C-channel frame like you show in the photo. You can see how the guide-ons are installed in the...
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  • PVC Outer Diameter of CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons
    The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Long - I-Beam Clamps - White - Qty 2 # CE27648 are indeed an outer diameter of 2-3/8 inches. The LED Light Kit for Post-Style Boat Guide-Ons # CE27656A are often paired with this kit.
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  • Dimensions of Upright Included with CE Smith CE27648 Guide Ons
    The short leg of the CE Smith # CE27648 Post-Style Guide-Ons measures 21-1/2 inches from the end of the leg to the inside edge of the upright and 23 inches to the outside of the upright. I've shown these dimensions in the provided photo. CE Smith doesn't offer a replacement 60 inch upright, but they do offer a 39 inch replacement as part # CE27605PG
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  • CE Smith Guide-Ons for 2008 Bear Trailer Boat Trailer
    The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27648 are going to be for your larger boat trailers that will use an I-beam frame. For your 2008 Bear Trailer with the square frame I recommend the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights # CE27760. These will mount to your frame properly to help you guide on your boat. It also includes LED cap lights that will make your trailer more visible to other drivers as well as help you if having to load the trailer when it is dark. If your up to 3"...
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  • Why are CE Smith 60 Guide-On Kits Priced Differently
    Part of the difference in price is based on supply-and-demand, competitive pricing, and our price from the manufacturer. Although these have the same dimensions for the Guide-Ons both kits use different mounting techniques. The part # CE27640 uses U-Bolts which fit frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" (can be upgraded up to 5-1/4" tall frames with U-Bolt Kit # CE11416) while the part # CE27648 uses I-Beam clamps instead which are compatible with frames up to 4" wide. So even though they are similar,...
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  • Which Size Post-Style Guide-Ons Should Be Used On 2009 Century 2001 Boat Trailer
    The best size guide on to get would be the one that works based on where you would attach them to your frame and the height of the boat. Ultimately that is up to you to decide. We have the # CE27620 which are 40" tall and also the 60" tall # CE27640. Both of these would attach to your trailer frame using the U-bolts and bracket. If you would rather attach the guide-ons with I-beam clamps then the # CE27648 is another option. It does not look like you would be able to fit these in the...
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  • Post-Style Guide-Ons For a Boat Hoist
    The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27636 can also be used on your boat hoist. These posts are 75" tall. If your boat hoist has I-Beams like most do the CE Smith I-Beam Clamps # CE27682A will fit beams that are 2-1/2" to 4-1/2" wide. We have the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27648 that are 60" tall and include the I-Beam clamps rather than the U-bolts.
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  • Will Ark Extreme Off-Road Trailer Jack ORJW750D Fit 3" Wide x 5" Tall Trailer Frame?
    It sure will! The Extreme Off-Road Swing-Up Trailer Jack w/ Dual Wheels - Sidewind - 10" Lift - 1,650 lbs - Zinc # ORJW750D you were looking at fits trailer tongues that are up to 3" wide x 6" tall so it will fit perfectly on your 3" x 5" trailer frame. This jack is a great option to be able to move your trailer around even on rough terrain due to the dual 8" x 2" wheels, and its 1650lb capacity makes it a great choice for multiple different sizes of trailers. I included a video of the...
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  • Available Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers
    There is no one set correct length of guide-ons for a particular boat since the length you need can vary depending on the pitch of the boat ramp and how much of the trailer ends up submerged. The design of the trailer itself also matters since this affects where they can mount. You may also have a preference for a longer or shorter set or for one type or another, such as a roller style like # CE27610 or # FBGR200101 or a post-style like # CE27648. You can see all guide-ons we offer on...
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