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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - 70 Degree Tilt - Black - 1 Pair

CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - 70 Degree Tilt - Black - 1 Pair

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These guide-on posts help you confidently load your boat onto your trailer and back your trailer down the ramp, tilting up to 70 degrees to accomodate your boat's wider hull. They provide visual targets so you can keep your boat centered. 1-800-940-8924 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CES47FR 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 - 40" Tall - 70 Degree Tilt - Black - 1 Pair. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CES47FR

  • Guides
  • Post-Style Guide
  • 40 Inch Tall
  • Galvanized Steel
  • PVC
  • CE Smith

These guide-on posts help you confidently load your boat onto your trailer and back your trailer down the ramp, tilting up to 70 degrees to accomodate your boat's wider hull. They provide visual targets so you can keep your boat centered.


Features:

  • Guideposts provide a visual target on your trailer to help you load and unload your boat
    • Extends out of the water to help you center your boat while loading
    • Assists you in backing your trailer down the boat ramp
  • 70-Degree tilt accomodates your boat's wider hull
  • 16-Gauge, pre-galvanized steel posts are strong and durable
  • Black 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
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • 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: 40"
  • Steel post dimensions: 18" tall x 1-1/2" diameter
  • PVC pipe diameter: 2-3/8"
  • Bend angle: 70 degrees
  • Quantity: 2 boat guide-ons


27647 CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - 70 Degree Tilt - Black - 2 Pack





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




Video Transcript for CE Smith Boat Trailer Post-Style Guide-Ons Review

What's up everybody. It's AJ with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna be checking out the CE Smith post guides. Now these are gonna mount to your trailer to help you guide your boat onto the trailer, when you go to pull it up. Let's check it out. This kit comes in pairs.

So everything you see here, we have the same thing on the other side of the trailer. So you're gonna get this arm. That's about 40 inches from the bend. It sticks up. It's angled out about 70 degrees.

You have the PVC tube that goes over the arm. So that way you can see it when it's in the water. Now this one's white. There is another option that comes in a black color too. So if you just wanna match your trailer or that's what your preference is.

You can get it in that style as well. Over on the driver's side of the trailer, we're looking at the hardware here. We got two U-bolts that go down into this bracket here. Now you see the one flat U-bolt, and the one that's got the little curve at the top. 'Cause this one goes over that one that's underneath.

And that secures our arm to the trailer. Take a look at the hardware here on the driver's side of the trailer. This is gonna be the U-bolts you get with it. And you also have the bracket at the bottom. So the U-bolts we have configured in this situation because of the beam. This is kind of a narrow beam. So it fit over there pretty nicely. If you look at the bracket there's tons of holes at the bottom, even for the elongated holes. Just to help you get around whatever trailer you're trying to put on. 'Cause every trailer's a little different. This will also work with I-beams as well. You have to switch up to configuration a little bit. But that's what those extra holes are for. Is because it's kind of universal. So you wanna make sure it works around the frame when you need it to. Underneath what secures it is the nylon locknut, with the washer in between the bracket and the nut. That way it's gonna help keep it secured. This isn't something that you're gonna want to take off and pull back on all the time. This is one of those things you're gonna tighten down and just leave it tightened down. Underneath the PVC pipe. You've got the pre galvanized steel post. So these are made to be able to be submerged. No issues about rust and corrosion. They're meant to stay on this trailer in the water. The PVC pipe is just a friction fit. So you see you push it down on there. That's what holds in place. So there's no hardware that secures it. Also, it can be replaced. There is replacement PVC pipes online on our website. You can order if something was to happen, or got scratched or broken, and you just wanna replace it. There's a lot of options out there for adding to your trailer as guides to pull your boat up on there. Ones I think that are like this, are gonna be the roller style. Which those more are on the inside and made for the boat to actually make contact and help it roll along the trailer straight. These are more just guides or markers. So you wanna see these from when this is under the water. So you can line up the boat perfectly every time you go to pull it up. Installation is pretty easy too. One thing will say, maybe have a boat on your trailer when you go do that. That way you can get the adjustments, we're gonna put it on there loose. And then make sure that it doesn't make contact with a boat before tightening it down. But other than that, you really only need a ratchet and a socket to tighten it down. It's pretty simple. See how I did it. We're ready to set up our side post here. We got our bracket. That's gonna go on the bottom of our trailer rail here. And then this is gonna go in between this arm is, so we're gonna set it up like this. This is how we're gonna attach it to the outside rail right here. We got U-bolts that we're gonna use to do that. So I'll get those. And try and do this and keep my hands out of the way. So you can see what I'm doing. I'm gonna loosely install this, 'cause I wanna make sure it's lined up with the other one on the other side that we have installed already. So we're just gonna drop our U-bolt down, and try and get to go in the proper holes to go across our frame rail right here. I can see the one on my side. I can't quite see the other side. See how far Oh, it looks like it's right there. Might have to move it back a little bit. That might work out in here. There we go. Got to that one. So it looks like I use the longer hole here on this side to get this to line up. That's why there are so many holes in here. So it's kind of universal there. So the first U-bolt I use is just the flat one. The second one we'll use has a bend at the top 'cause it goes over the existing one. So once again I use the slotted hole and line up the other one on the backside. Now holding in place, I'm gonna use a washer and a nut. And get these hand tightened. The other reason we wanna leave it loose is not only to line up with our other guide on the other side. But also to make sure it fits right with the boat. Every boat and trailer's a little bit different, especially just leaving this loose. Maybe install this with the boat on there. So you can slide this in or out, and see to make sure that it's not too close to the boat. It's got plenty of space so when you do pull the boat up here, it won't make contact. Now that we got it lined up and in the right spot. You can go ahead and go back and tighten down those nuts. Now I'm using a half inch deep well socket to tighten them all down. Just kind of gonna go back and forth to the different ones, and try and tighten 'em down evenly. Now we're gonna slide our PVC guide over the rail. You wanna make sure you line up this notch here with this portion. 'Cause that's what's gonna slide it over there. Just like that and hold it in place. Now finally, we're just gonna put the cap on the PVC pipe. That easy. Overall, I really like them added onto this trailer. It definitely is gonna help seeing and lining it up from the water when this trailer is submerged. It's gonna be easier to see these sticking out and be like, "All right, I need to make these adjustments as I pull the boat up onto the trailer." So I don't have to do it multiple times. Or look like a fool trying to do it in the marina. Well, I think that does it. Thanks for hanging out. I hope this helps..

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CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 40" Tall - 70 Degree Tilt - Black - 1 Pair - CES47FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2205 Customer Reviews)

These guide-on posts help you confidently load your boat onto your trailer and back your trailer down the ramp, tilting up to 70 degrees to accomodate your boat's wider hull. They provide visual targets so you can keep your boat centered.

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Good price. Quick delivery



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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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The gloss black PVC tubes were severely marred due to poor packaging. Everything in the box was unprotected, no wraps, no tie downs or styrofoam to prevent or protect the contents from handling and shipping damage. The order was received 7-3-23. The order number is



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Very pleased so far (two outings) with our new trailer guides! We put these on our dual Trailmaster trailer for our Starcraft 221 I/O. I was a bit worried that they wouldn't fit at first, but they *just* squeaked on the rearmost portion of the beam. Installation was very straightforward (nice video you guys put together on this!), the construction is solid, and it was easy enough to tweak the width to get them to a good point for our boat.

Our two recoveries this year have gone very well - much better than last year, our "virgin" season - as it helps to have the visual guide, as well as the posts to keep the rear of the boat from drifting off the center of the trailer. My spouse really likes these, and we are cautiously optimistic that this will make our boat recoveries much less stressful!



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Product is not as pictured. It's a bent tube, not corner brackets as indicated. I really needed corner brackets to make it work for my application. Unfortunately my teenage son was very helpful and installed it before I got home so I'm stuck with it as is. It will most likely fail for my application.



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good quality.i have it on my trailer for over a year .its used and abused (sometimes i hit it with my boat when powerloading )still solid.



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Great guides for out 21’ Precision sailboat. Helps to assure that we align the keel with the channel in the trailer, Good Product. If I bought them again Id buy the lighted caps.



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I have a 20' pontoon boat that is a bear to load up. I put a set of these guides on the aft end of the trailer and it made a huge difference. I am planning on getting a set for the front of the trailer to make it even easier. I did have to turn the metal bracket around to get more width and buy longer PVC, but no complaints here.



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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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Very disappointed with the shipping and packaging of your product. I received my package from usps and the box was torn apart and the metal poles had scratched the PVC pipe up due to improper packaging. Also the description online states that the product will fit a 5” boat trailer frame and I was told that they can send me the correct bolts but will have to charge me the price of the hardware but not the shipping. That is unacceptable per the description of the product states.



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This is the best money I have spent on our boat in a long time. I have a heavy 24' aluminum fishing boat that is not easy to get on the trailer and line up correctly. Now it is a breeze to line up in any current or wind situation and it sits on the trailer perfectly. I am recommending these to all my boating friends.



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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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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.



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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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I got the 75 inch guide post with I beam clips and they were super easy to install and I couldn’t be more happy with the product. Amazing customer service of etrailer. They were very helpful on getting you information and making sure the product you order gets to you in a timely manner. The product you see in the picture is the product you will be getting.



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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.



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Perfect fitment, great quality and on time shipping! Keep up the great work Etrailer



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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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Great product. Exactly as described and prompt delivery. Installed them, but have not had a chance to use them in loading boat as yet. Only negative was packaging. White plastic poles need to be protected from rolling around and getting scratched up against metal brackets. I had to sand both plastic poles to remove rough edges and scratches caused by shipping. The sanding removes the original glossy smooth finish on poles.



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Easy to mount and adjust to the trailer!



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Very happy with guide on post! The brackets fit my huge 7.5 x 4.5 I beams on my trailer! This trailer hauls a 2001 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer that is 31.9 ft long and 9.5 feet wide. This kit works perfect and came with all the hardware I needed!



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The C E Smith post style guide-ons for my pontoon boats trailer were easy to install. My trailer has 5 3" C channel cross members. I installed the guide-ons on the 2nd an 4th cross members about 1 inch inside the pontoons.



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Everything that was needed to install was included. Several mounting options with clear and easy instructions.



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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.



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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.


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