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  • Can the Dutton-Lainson Bunk Board Bracket DL21762 Rotate to Match Hull Angle
  • I apologize for all of the confusion. I can tell you with absolute certainty that the Dutton-Lainson Roller Bunk Bracket, # DL21762, will pivot to allow the roller bunk to conform to the angle of the boat or watersport vehicle's hull. The hook piece at the top of the bracket will pivot at the rivet that holds the hook to the mounting bracket. The hook is not easy to rotate because it is designed to have enough tension to hold itself in place once you set it to your desired angle, but a...
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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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  • Options for a Roller Style Guide-On for a Pontoon Boat
  • Though we do not have an option that would have a perfect 90 degree angle, I may still have something that would work. The CE Smith # CE27610 is a little smaller and typically installed on the outside of a trailer frame, but can be used however needed. Where the # CE27672 you have installed are coming from the center of the trailer frame facing out, this would install towards the edge of the frame, for the lack of a better term, and point inwards. The problem is the U-Bolts that are...
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  • Recommended Bunk Board Replacement Options for Boat Trailer
  • For your boat trailer, the length of bunks is dependent on the boat and the trailer, so I would be hesitant to change anything from the factory. It soulds like you have a couple of 2 foot bunk boards that need to be replaced and you can use the CE Smith Carpeted Johnboat Bunk Board for Boat Trailers - 2' Long - Qty 1 # CE27850 for the replacement. You can use shorter bunk boards in combination to reach your current lengths. Doing so will sometimes even increase the strength because...
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  • Will the CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-Ons Work On a Tandem Axle Boat Trailer
  • I am not sure I totally understand what you are asking but the CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers part # CE27600 comes with two 5' long bunk boards as well as the brackets needed to attach them. These bunk boards will only require two support posts per side. In order to mount them over your fenders you will need to make sure you have the appropriate space. The two brackets will sit pretty much right at 60" apart. If you want to use the same size to replace your bunk boards...
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  • How To Determine Correct Bunk Boards and Mounting Hardware For 17' V Bottom Boat
  • We have exactly what you are looking for. It is recommended to have bunk boards at least 50% of the length of your boat, so since your boat measures 17' long you would want to go with bunk boards that are at least 8-1/2' long. This is the minimum recommendation so you can absolutely use longer bunk boars if desired, you just want them to run from the stern as far forward as you desire. Based on how the crossmembers are on your trailer I would pickup some 10' long 2" x 4" boards and...
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  • Boat Guide Ons that Extend Out Longer than 13 inches from Trailer Frame
  • We have the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27637 that extends out 19 inches. I attached a review video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Ark Eai-Guides be Installed at Front of Trailer
  • While we haven't had a chance yet (May 2020) to install the Ark Eai-Guides, parts # AR64FR, # AR74FR, and # AR84FR, the beauty of boat trailers is that you can pretty much install rollers wherever you see fit. For now the rollers are only available in this blue color.
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  • Replacement Roller Assembly for Deep-V Style Boat Trailer
  • If you just want to replace the roller assembly you have now then the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly part # CE10401G is what I recommend. However, if you are having trouble aligning with the roller then you might want to consider a larger roller assembly like the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly part # CE10403G which is 8" wide. These options will both work great with your deep v style hull. In order to attach either option you can reuse the mounting hardware that you have now.
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  • Correct Size Carpet for 2x4 Bunk Boards on Boat Trailer
  • The 11" CE Smith Deluxe Marine-Grade Carpeting for Bunk Boards like part # CE11350 for blue, part # CE11330 for black, or part # CE11372 for charcoal is recommended for 2x4 bunk boards. It should not overlap but you will need to trim for the correct length.
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  • What Hardware Is Needed To Mount CE Smith Panel Bracket CE10305G For 12" Keel Roller?
  • To mount the CE Smith Panel Bracket for 12" Boat Trailer Rollers - Galvanized Steel # CE10305G you were looking at you have two options. The first being welding the bracket to your trailer. If you go this route you need to make sure to sand off the galvanized coating as it gives off a harmful gas when it is welded. The second and more common option is using U-bolts. The U-bolts will need to match the size of the frame on your trailer so you will need to measure that. For example we...
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  • Seeking Bunk Board Carpeting 18 Inches Wide and 20 Feet Long
  • It sounds like you are looking for bunk board carpeting. The closest we have to your 18 inch by 20 foot is the CE Smith Deluxe Marine-Grade Carpeting for Bunk Boards - Gray - 18' Long x 18" Wide # CE11373 or Black # CE11349. This will give you a seam if you are using 20 foot long boards or even 18 foot boards as you will want to wrap the ends.
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  • Can I Use Roller Bunks and Carpeted Bunk Boards Together on Boat Trailer
  • I'll start off by saying that I've seen quite a few boat trailers that use a combination of rollers like the CE Smith Roller Bunks for Boat Trailers - 6 Rollers Each - 5' Long - 1,500 lbs - 1 Pair # CE27710 and a carpeted bunk like the CE Smith Carpeted Bunk Boards for Boat Trailers - 7' Long - 1 Pair # CE27845. The rollers definitely help if you're on a lot of shallow or steep boat ramps and combining the two gives you the best of both worlds, with the rollers on the bottom and boards...
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  • Picking Out 10 inch Roller Setup for Boat Trailer With End Caps
  • We have a 10 inch keel roller with the part # YR10000 which then for the endcaps you'd just need the part # YR134-5. You may also be interested a new bracket like part # CE10304G and a roller shaft part # CE10726A.
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  • Inner Pontoon Boat Bunk Style Guide-Ons For Boat Trailer or Boat Lift
  • Yes, you can use the CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-On Kit # CE27600K90 for the inside pontoons on your cradle lift. You will want to ensure that the uprights will not interfere with anything under your boat when on the lift. The uprights are 19-3/4" tall from the frame rail and have no pre drilled holes for the hardware. The included hardware will fit frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/2" tall. A Extra-Long U-Bolt Kit # CE11416 will fit a frame up to 3" wide x 5-1/4" tall. Or CE Smith I-Beam Clamps...
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  • Can Carpeted Bunks Replace Roller Bunks on Boat Trailer to Make for Easier Launch
  • Roller bunks will make what you are trying to do incredibly easy as the boat will basically want to roll off on it's own and not require you to push it off. So without knowing what length your bunks are overall you have a few options to get the best length setup. You could use a combination of 5 foot sections like part # DL21741 and 4 foot sections like part # DL21740 to get the best length possible. These even could bolt directly to your carpeted bunks for an easier install. Or we...
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  • Best Self Aligning Boat Loading System for 20 Foot Cobalt Boat
  • The CE Smith # CE27610 Guide-Ons work well on the back of the boat, but in quick moving water something that's actually self-adjusting like the ARK # AR74FR self-aligning boat trailer loading system which is spring loaded would actively guide your boat to the center of the trailer and would be a better choice. This unit is designed for boats 16-20 feet long, so it'd work perfect for your Cobalt. I've linked you to a product description video featuring the loading system.
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  • How Much Clearance is Needed From Boat for Roller-Style Guide-Ons
  • You don't need much clearance at all, maybe a few inches for the CE Smith Roller-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27610. You can mount these at different widths to ensure you have a good distance from your boat while still being close enough to allow the guide-ons to help you when you are loading the boat on your trailer. These guide-ons fit frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall, but if your frame is up to 3" wide x 5-1/4" tall you you will need the CE Smith Extra-Long U-Bolt Kit for...
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  • Boat Keel Is Cutting Keel Roller When Launching Boat
  • It does look like the weight of the boat may be too much for the keel rollers that you are using from the photo which is why the keel is digging into the roller. You could replace the rubber keel rollers with plastic like CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # CE29516 if your bracket is 5" wide with a 5/8" diameter shaft. The plastic construction will do a better job at supporting the keel. Ideally the trailer would have another cross member to add another keel bracket assembly and...
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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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  • Recommended Keel Rollers for Boat Trailer
  • You will only need one keel roller assembly, and I recommend the CE Smith - which is also made in the USA - because they come with a full assembly as opposed to having to piece together parts, which can be more costly. You only need to choose the one that fits your trailer's tongue width: - 2" Wide Trailer Tongue: CE Smith Keel Roller Assembly - Galvanized Steel and Yellow TPR # CE32015G - 3" Wide Trailer Tongue: CE Smith Keel Roller Assembly - Galvanized Steel and Yellow TPR # CE32013G As...
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  • Is the Installation of the Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System Easy or Hard?
  • The installation process of the Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System -part # AR84FR is very easy and can be done by you easily. It will use u bolts to wrap around the trailer frame and you will then tighten them down with either a 9/16" or 5/8" socket. Not 100% sure but I think it is the 9/16". The only issue with installation will be the boat needing to not be on the trailer when you do it. As for the size you want the only thing that changes is the spring tension...
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  • Recommended Boat Trailer Parts to Ease Loading in Rough Water and Sand
  • For your application I recommend installing roller bunks as well as some guide-ons to help make loading your boat MUCH easier with your conditions. The Caliber Marine Teflon Slides look like they would help to make loading/unloading the boat easier, but not near as easy as it is with the rollers. For the roller bunks we have a selection to choose from and it really just depends on where you plan on installing the rollers. You can piece 2 together for longer boards. From Dutton Lainson...
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  • Why Do Ark Ezi-Guides Use Boat Length Ranges for Application
  • Length of boat typically correlates with the weight of the boat more than any other figure and it's pretty easy to determine length so that is why the Ark Ezi-Guides Self Aligning System part # AR64FR has a length range listed. This one is for 14 to 16 foot long boats, the part # AR74FR is for 16 to 20 foot boats, and # AR84FR is for 20 foot to 28 foot boats.
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  • Dutton-Lainson Boat Trailer Standard Roller Bunks for Hauling Heavy Loads of Seaweed
  • Thanks for the great picture! Sorry to hear you're having problem with the 1,500 lbs CE Smith Roller Bunks Item # CE27710. It sounds like they are overload so let's get you upgraded to the Dutton-Lainson Boat Trailer Standard Roller Bunks item # DL21755. These roller bunks are 5' Long but have a 3,000 lbs capacity per pair so you'll need 4 sets to make sure these are not overloaded as well. The zinc-plated steel rollers are constructed of 12-gauge, galvanized steel.
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  • Installing CE Smith Guide-Ons on a Ranger RT188P Boat Trailer With Rear Step
  • I do see that it does appear difficult to install these CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers # CE27760 on your 2022 Ranger RT118P Trailer. In looking at the image of them installed on the trailer in our review you can see that they did use the included hardware by drilling holes in the steel that would allow the bolts to pass through. He used the CE Smith Guide-On Mounting U-Bracket # CES94FR to identify the location where the bolts would need to pass through.
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  • Recommended 5' Bunk Boards and Mounting Hardware For Boat Trailer
  • We have just what you need. For the two 5' bunk boards I recommend the CE Smith Carpeted Bunk Boards for Boat Trailers - 5' Long - 1 Pair # CE27820, but the longest board we offer is 7' so for the two 109" boards you will need to get them from your local hardware store and use the CE Smith Deluxe Marine-Grade Carpeting for Bunk Boards - Black - 18' Long x 18" Wide # CE11349 to add the carpet to the boards. To secure the bunk boards to the bunk brackets Stainless Steel Hex Lag Screw...
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  • Pontoon Boat Trailer Guide-Ons Exterior Mounted
  • Yes, the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27626 will help guide you onto your bunks of the boat trailer. These will adjust out 13" from your trailer frame and fit frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall. For frames up to 5-1/4" tall you can purchase Extra-Long U-Bolt Kit # CE11416. These guides are 40" tall. You may want taller Guide-Ons # CE27646 are 60" tall if you have taller railing and are worried about seeing them when loading. I would also recommend with either...
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  • Replacement Bunk Boards for a Boat Trailer
  • We do have a selection of bunk boards available which you can use for a variety of lengths. Below are the different lengths we carry: 2' - # CE27850 3' - # CE27800 4' - # CE27810 5' - # CE27820 6' - # CE27840 7' - # CE27845 Since bunk board brackets can sit at different locations along the boat frame you'll just need to compare the different lengths to what you currently have and you'll be good to go!
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  • Available Guide-On Heights for Boat Trailer
  • They sure do. They're available in several different lengths shorter than the 75 inch high # CE27636 guide-ons that you'd looked at. Here are the un-lighted versions: • 65 inches tall, part # CE27637 • 60 inches tall, part # CE27640 • 40 inches tall, part # CE27620 If you'd prefer lighted guide-ons, those are available as well in certain heights: • 60 inches tall, part # CE27760 • 40 inches tall, part # CE27740
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  • What Size Ark Ezi-Guides do You Carry for Power Boats?
  • Yes! We have three different models of their self-aligning guides: - Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System - 20' to 28' Long Power Boat # AR84FR - Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System - 16' to 20' Long Power Boat # AR74FR - Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System - 14' to 16' Long Power Boat # AR64FR All of these guides vary depending on what size boat you have.
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  • Wobbler Rollers With 1-1/2" Long Bushing For 1" Shaft EZ Loader Magic Tilt Trailer
  • You need the Yates Ribbed Wobble Roller # YR500YW-8P. It matches your roller at 5" in diameter, 3" wide and uses a 1-1/2" long bushing to fit on a 1" shaft. The Washer For 1" Spindle # SW1000 are sold individually so be sure to order the correct amount that you need. We also have the CE Smith Wobble Roller Retainer Ring # CE10981 for replacing your current retainers.
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  • U-Bolts For Attaching CE Smith Vertical Bunk Bracket # CE10162A40 to Boat Trailer Frame Crossmember
  • The CE Smith U-Bolts # CE15283GA-2 are the correct size to fit the Replacement CE Smith Vertical Bunk Bracket # CE10162A40 that you have. These square U-bolts are 3-13/16" long 3-1/6" wide and are 1/2" in diameter. If you are going to require longer U-bolts based on your frame, those would need to be sourced locally.
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  • How Would Roller Bunks Install on Karavan Boat Trailer
  • Since the picture you submitted belongs to Karavan I can't post it here on our site, but if you check out the attached picture you can see how a very similar trailer had a set of rollers like the part # CE27710 installed. For a set of swivel brackets like what you see in the picture that are holding the bunks you'd then want the part # CE10003G-4. I also attached a couple install video links for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Centering Keel Roller # CE29505 Come with Install Brackets
  • The self centering roller part # CE29505 does not come with a mounting bracket but for that we have the # CE10305G for a bracket and for a roller # CE10727A which includes pal nuts.
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  • Can I Use the CE Smith Self Centering Keel Roller on my Trailer
  • I may have a solution for you, but it doesn't look like your trailer has any bracket in place in order to use the CE Smith Self Centering Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # CE29505 on your boat trailer. For that reason you would first need to have a roller bracket like the CE Smith Panel Bracket for 12" Boat Trailer Rollers part # CE10305G welded to the frame or attached with U-bolts to match your trailer frame size. If you went the welded on route, the # CE10305G is galvanized steel...
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  • Do the CE Smith Post Style Guide Ons Come With Mounting Hardware
  • Yes. The CE Smith Post Style Guide Ons # CE27640 does come with U-bolts, brackets and nuts needed to mount these guide ons on trailer frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall. If you need longer U-bolts you can use the 5-1/4" tall, 2 extra-long U-bolt kits # CE11416. I've attached a photo that shows everything that is included with this kit.
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  • Parts Found In Pictures for CE Smith Bow Roller Bracket # CE31005PG
  • The Fulton Single Speed Winch # F142306 appears to be the closest winch that we have to the one in the picture with the CE Smith Bow Roller Bracket for Winch Stands # CE31005PG. It has a similar mount and frame connection with the crank handle and switch in similar positions. I cannot tell you exactly what winch was used for this photo as it is a manufacturer image and likely the winch may no longer be in production. This winch has 1,800lb capacity and includes a 20' strap with 9" handle....
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  • 90 Degree Boat Bunk Guide On Recommendation
  • We have the 90 degree roller style of guide ons which would be your best option with the part # CE27600K90. This uses a roller that mounts vertically and will roll as it allows your boat to guide along past it. There isn't a 90 degree version of the # CE27660 that you referenced.
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  • Capacity of YR12244-125EC Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Keel Roller
  • According to Yates Rubber, the # YR12244-125EC roller technically carries a 400 lb capacity, but the roller shaft like # CE10727A and the mounting bracket like # CE10305G do most of the heavy lifting. This is the strongest keel roller they offer. My contact at Yates tells me that the first thing to bend would be the roller shaft, and a 5/8 inch diameter shaft like what I referred to above wouldn't begin bending until around the 2000 lb mark. It's recommended to install more than one...
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  • Parts Needed to Replace 12 x 2-1/2 Inch Rollers on Boat Trailer
  • You may be able to use the 12-3/4" x 1/2" Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts # CE10705A with the Yates Side Guide Roller 12" Long - 1/2" Shaft # YR12243-4P, but it won't give you much space to work with. A better option is to use the Yates Side Guide Roller 12" Long # YR12243-5 instead, which uses a 5/8" shaft, along with bracket # 408300, shaft and pal nuts # CE10727A. We don't carry a 1/2" shaft kit that is longer than 12-3/4". The CE Smith U-Bolt Kit # CE15283GA-4, that you were looking...
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  • How To Add Self-Centering Rollers To Shorelandr Boat Trailer
  • In order to install the CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # CE29505 on a trailer you will first need the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers part # CE10727A. Then, all you need is a set of mounting brackets such as the CE Smith Universal-Fit Split Panel Brackets part # CE10500G and u-bolts. The correct u-bolts will come down to frame size. I have linked our selection for you. The roller will install in the center of the trailer on the horizontal crossmember.
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  • Winch that Could Fit in CE Smith Bow Roller Bracket # CE31005PG
  • The inside width of the CE Smith Bow Roller Bracket # CE31005PG has an internal width of 3-11/16 inches so for a winch that is narrow enough to fit inside that we have the # DL16001 which measures 3-3/16 inches in width.
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  • Recommended Winch Stand and Winch for Boat Trailer with Hobie Kayak
  • The only winch post option we offer is the CE Smith Winch Stand part # CE31013G which is designed for 2" trailer tongues. This will then allow you to mount a winch like the Fulton Single Speed Trailer Winch part # F142102 which is what I recommend. It comes with the strap pre-installed.
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  • Replacement Trailer Guide Post Upright for 60 Inch PVC Post
  • Replacement PVC Pipe for CE Smith 60" Tall Post-Style Guide-Ons - White - Qty 1 # CE11340 is actually 47-1/2 inches tall and is designed to be used with the Replacement Upright for CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - Lanced - 39" # CE27605PG which has a lance for the anti rotation notch which also is the reference for the height of the pvc. We do not have any bracket that is 60 inches tall.
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  • Height of Galvanized Steel Uprights of CE Smith CE27740 Boat Trailer Guide-Ons
  • The galvanized uprights used on the CE Smith # CE27740 are 18 inches tall. Once the PVC uprights are added, the guide-ons are 40 inches tall. I've linked to a product video for the # CE27740 guide-ons.
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  • U-Bolts for Installing Boat Trailer Guide-Ons on to 3 x 4 Inch Trailer Frame Members
  • Most of the parts you'd looked at are boat trailer guide-ons like # CE27620, is that what you're needing the u-bolts for? If that's the case, for a 3x4 frame member, you'd need part # CES44FR. The only way to get the replacement mounting brackets would be to purchase the # CE11452-A hardware kit, as CE Smith doesn't offer the brackets separately.
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  • Replacement Pontoon Boat Brackets for Boat Trailer or Boat Lift
  • The CE Smith Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assembly - Galvanized Steel - 9" - Qty 1 # CE10000G is designed to hold a boat on a trailer, so it isn't very different to have them on a boat lift. These will work well for the tritoon you referenced. You just use a bunk board at an angle on each sided of the individual pontoons. You will have 6 bunk boards and I've linked the page to the options for you. If you don't need a certain height, then the CE Smith V-Wing Bolster Bracket for Pontoon...
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  • Parts Needed To Add 12" Self Centering Keel Roller On Boat Trailer
  • You could use the CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Self Centering - PVC - 12" - 5/8" Shaft - Amber but you would need to have new brackets welded on to your 2015 EZ loader boat trailer, or you could drill new holes so you can bolt on the CE Smith Universal-Fit Split Panel Brackets for Boat Trailers # CE10500G. This mounting slots on this bracket should only be roughly 11" apart so you will not be able to reuse your existing holes. You would also need a new, longer roller shaft #...
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  • Wiring CE Smith Post-Style Guide-On LED's To Brake Light Circuit Versus Running Lights
  • The LED lights on the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27760 do not have separate wiring for only the red portion of the LED Cap Light # CE27656A. They are normally used to act as running lights to make maneuvering the trailer easier in low light conditions as well as providing an extra marker light for other vehicles on the road to better see the boat and trailer. If you would rather wire these lights to your brake lights circuits there would not be an issue with that. Do understand...
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  • Trailer Bunk Carpet for 14 ft long 2x4 Bunk Boards
  • To make your own bunk boards, pressure treated pine has long proven to be the best kind of treated wood to use because it holds up well and it is strong enough to support a boat. To wrap around the 14 ft long 2 x 4 bunk boards (actually 1.5 x 3.5), you'll need carpet that is around 14-1/2 ft long and just over 10 inches wide. Our closest option is going to be the CE Smith Deluxe Marine-Grade Carpeting # CE11349. I've linked an installation video for you to check out at the bottom...
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  • Needing U-Bolts to Fit Around 2x3 Trailer Frame Member
  • Given the dimensions you provided, I believe that a u-bolt kit such as # CE23103 that's typically used to mount a 2 inch square trailer axle to the leaf spring pack would be your best bet. The kit includes two assemblies, each of which includes two 4-1/2 inch long 1/2 inch U-bolts with a 2-1/8 inch inside span, two bolt plates and the necessary nuts and lock washers. I've linked to a product description video for the U-bolt kit I recommended.
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  • How To Install Rollers On a Pontoon Boat
  • It sounds like you are trying to bring the boat down closer to the trailer frame. I have personally not seen many setups that involve using keel rollers like the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly part # CE10455G with a pontoon boat but if you have an idea in mind we do have these in various sizes. That said, I think the best option we can offer you to add a roller would be with the Dutton-Lainson Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunks part # DL21741 and the CE Smith Bolster Bracket for Pontoon...
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  • Availability of Guide-On Bunk Bracket Kit
  • The CE Smith Bunk Board Guide-On Kit, part # CE27600K75 includes everything necessary to install bunks up to 12 feet long, including the 70° posts, carpet, brackets and mounting hardware. The mounting hardware is compatible with frame members up to 3 inches wide by 4-1/2 inches tall. For 90° posts, use # CE27600K90.
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  • Can Yates Ribbed Wobble Roller # YR500YW-8PEZ Work with 6,000 lb Boat
  • Yes, the Yates Ribbed Wobble Roller for EZ Loader Boat Trailers # YR500YW-8PEZ that you referenced would easily handle the weight of your 6,000 lb boat since you'd be using 32 of them.
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  • Recommended Guide Posts for Boat Trailer
  • The boat guide-ons I recommend are the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers, and the 60" tall posts should be more than enough for your needs. You can choose from either white or black, and there is also an option for posts with LED lights on top if you need help guiding your boat in after the sun goes down: - CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights for Boat Trailers # CE27760 - CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - White # CE27640 - E Smith Post-Style...
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  • Recommended U-Bolts for Bracket Replacement on Boat Trailer With 3x3 Frame
  • For U-bolts for your 3" x 3" frame you will want something that is slightly larger. If the measurements were listed as exactly 3" it isn't going to fit. What you need is the CE Smith U-Bolts - Galvanized - 3-13/16" Long x 3-1/16" Wide x 1/2" Diameter # CE15283GA. These U-bolts are the right size for your frame with a 3-1/16" width. They come in various quantities depending on your needs. 2 Bolts # CE15283GA-2 4 Bolts # CE15283GA-4 8 Bolts # CE15283GA-8 I have attached a review video...
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  • CE Smith Post-Style 40" Guide-Ons Comparison Black and White
  • The only difference in the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27626 and # CE27620 is the color of the PVC posts. The # CE27620 uses white PVC posts while the # CE27626 has black PVC posts. Both sets of posts are 40" tall, have a pipe diameter of 2-3/8", adjust out up to 13" and attach to the frames of trailers up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall. You can use the CE Smith Extra-Long U-Bolt Kit # CE11416 for trailer frames up to 3" wide x 5-1/4" tall. And the LED Light Kit...
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  • Recommended Guide-Ons For a 20 Foot Pontoon Boat Loading and Unloading In River Currents
  • As you will be loading and unloading in the stronger river current I recommend using the CE Smith Roller Style Guide-Ons for Pontoon Boat Trailers # CE27672. These use rollers that will allow for your pontoon to load easier onto your boat trailer. These will fit trailers with frames or crossmembers that are up to 3" wide and 4-1/4" tall. If you have a larger frame/crossmember a Extra-Long U-Bolt Kit # CE11416 will fit up to 3" wide and 5-1/4" tall. For an I-Beam frame the I-Beam Clamps...
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  • Recommended Boat Guides For 22 Boat and Trailer Frame That is Narrow
  • I recommend the Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System # AR84FR for your 22' boat. These mount to the rear cross bar that is 1.96" to 2.57" and are spring loaded to push your boat to the center of your trailer. Since these mount on the rear cross bar they do not need to stick out on the sides of the trailer and are less likely to become damaged than those that stick out.
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  • Proper Trailer Bunk Board Length for 21 Foot Boat
  • Two 12 foot long bunks boards will work well to support your 21 foot boat. Ideally, the bunk boards should be at least half as long as your boat and run from the stern (or a few inches beyond it) to the bow as far forward as you like. Due to shipping restrictions/cost on over-sized items, the longest bunk boards we carry are the CE Smith Carpeted Bunk Boards # CE27845 which are 7 foot long. If you were looking to replace your bunk boards, one solution that is very budget friendly...
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  • Parts Needed To Add Keel Roller to Boat Trailer with V-Pad
  • The Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # YR1200B is just what you are looking for. It's blue in color and has the roller design you are looking to add which will assist in centering the boat on the trailer. In order to install this you will need the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts part # CE10727A and CE Smith Universal-Fit Split Panel Brackets part # CE10500G. The u-bolts you have now can be reused.
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  • Roller Shaft Replacement for 10 Inch Yates Roller
  • For the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 10" Long - 5/8" Shaft # YR10000 will use the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 11" x 5/8" # CE10726A. However, if you add the Yates Endcap for Boat Trailer Rollers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5/8" Shaft - Qty 1 # YR134-5 like your photo, you will want the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 13" x 5/8" # CE10727A.
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  • Are the Bunk-Style Guide-Ons Compatible with Pontoon Boat Trailer Applications
  • The CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers part # CE27600 can be used on any trailer but traditionally they are not used on pontoons. Not saying we do not install them on pontoons. As a matter of fact we used the CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers part # CE27660 which is similar to that above on my buddy Shane's pontoon. Check out the linked video. It seems that most folks like a vertical style guide on in this situation. Something like the CE Smith Bunk Style Guide-Ons...
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  • Brackets To Install Bunks on 2010 Karavan # KBE-1250-46 Boat Trailer
  • We do not have a way of determining which bunk brackets your Karavan trailer might use, but I may have a solution. If you have one already you could take photos and throughly measure it so we can look at our inventory of parts. In the mean time I have posted a link that shows many of our bunk brackets. I hope this is helpful.
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  • Availability Of 2"x6" Bunk Boards For Boat Trailers
  • We do not carry any boat trailer bunk boards in 2"x6", but I went ahead and attached a link to our bunk boards that are available in case you wanted other options. Another thing you could do is make your own bunk board; you could find the necessary 2"x6" board locally and then cover the boards with CE Smith Deluxe Marine Carpet For Bunk Boards. For 12' long and 11" wide we have black carpet # CE11330 or blue carpet # CE11350. If you want the larger option, we have 18' long and 18" wide...
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  • How To Help With Centering Boat On Trailer When Loading
  • I have a few options to help with loading the boat on the trailer but the best would have to be the CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # CE29505. In order to mount them you'd need the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts part # CE10727A and CE Smith Panel Bracket part # CE10305G. I would stick with the same type of roller for the front and rear of the boat trailer.
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  • Dimensions of U-Bolts & Brackets of Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System AR84FR
  • I reached out to the manufacturer, Ark, and there is not a weight capacity for the Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System # AR84FR. Instead, they said it was simply rated for boats that range from 20' to 28' long. As for the dimensions of the # AR84FR, they told me the U-bolt size is 1-15/16" x 7/16" and the bolt on bracket is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" with an overall length of 16-1/2".
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  • Recommended Replacement Bunk Brackets for Escort Bunk Trailer
  • I have a solution for you, but we don't have any of the bunk brackets that are exactly the same as the ones you're replacing. Instead, you can use the CE Smith # CE10000G you were looking at to replace the bunk brackets on your current trailer. These are swiveling brackets, so the angle of the bunk boards will be able to be adjusted to match your current setup. In order to mount these bunk brackets you'll want to use U-Bolts like the CE Smith U-Bolt - Galvanized - 3-13/16" Long x 3-1/16"...
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  • Roller Bunk for Jet Ski Trailer that is Used in Saltwater
  • We have the CE Smith Roller Bunks for Boat Trailers # DL21740 which is a set of galvanized roller bunks that are 4 feet in length. These will work great in a saltwater application since galvanized steel holds up well.
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  • Replacement Roller for Yates 530R that Wont Mark Up Boat
  • We actually have a non-marking version of the Yates 530R roller you have part # YR530R-6P with the part # YR500YW-6P that would work great and would prevent the marking you are worried about.
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  • Post Style Guide On that Fits Tri-Toon Pontoon Boat Trailer
  • We actually have a boat guide on that was designed for pontoon boat trailers with the part # CE27670 which is better designed for the frame styles of pontoon boat trailers. The # CE27760 wouldn't work as it would need a different frame style.
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  • Can Dutton-Lainson 4 Foot Roller Bunks be Added to Vertical Metal Bunks
  • Ok, I'll go ahead and take these questions one by one regarding the Boat Trailer Standard Roller Bunk - 4' Long- 10 Sets of 2 Rollers # DL21754. 1) Since you have shallow launch areas, adding about 3 inches of height could make it a bit more difficult to launch, so (if possible) it would likely be best to lower your current bunk brackets, if that is how they are attached. 2) You can mount the # DL21754 to your metal bunks since they are vertical. It would be the same practical application...
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  • Recommended Bow Roller for Boat Trailer
  • Based on your attached image, but double check your measurements before ordering, I suggest the CE Smith Bow Roller for Boat Trailers, # CE29542. This 3" PVC roller is of non-marring material, so it won't leave scuffs or marks on your boat. It is stronger and longer lasting than rubber and works in fresh water and in saltwater. If you check the width and discover a 4" (actual length 3-3/4") would be best, then I suggest the Yates Bow Roller for Boat Trailers, # YR450Y. This yellow...
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  • V Stop for Sail Boat Trailer with 1/2" Bolt
  • While you could drill out the hole on your V stop to accommodate the 1/2" bolt, it would probably lose some of the strength and there's always a chance that you could split the rubber/plastic molding; your best bet in these situations, since they are readily available, is to just use a bow stop with a 1/2" hole already in place. I recommend going with the CE Smith Y Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers # CE29554 which is made from a non-marring PVC. This bow stop has a 2-3/4" base and a...
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  • Which Boat Guides Should I Get For My 22 Foot Tritoon Boat?
  • Thanks for the photos, nice boat! I think with a boat of that size, you would be better off getting the large post-style guides as the smaller ones may not be sufficient and would be harder to see. I would go with the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Tall # CE27640. These fit trailer frames up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall; for frames that are up to 5-1/4" tall you will also need to get Extra-Long U-Bolt Kit # CE11416. I attached a helpful demonstration video for you...
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  • Dimensions of U-Bolt # CE15504A
  • I attached a picture that has the dimensions of the U-bolt part # CE15504A shown so that you can see the inside, center, and outside widths.
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  • Replacement Mounting Brackets and U-Bolts For Fulton GB150 Boat Guides
  • The Replacement Hardware Kit # CE11452-A will hold on your Fulton Boat Guide # FGB1500100. I have included an image of this setup sent in reviewing the product.
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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...
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  • Recommended Vertical Post Style Guide-On's for a Boat Trailer
  • It sounds like you are looking for the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers part # CE27640. The uprights in this kit are 60" tall but you can cut them shorter if need be. They will work on any trailer with frame up to 3" wide x 4-1/4" tall. In regards to the pivot pin, this would be dependent on which size you need. The part # F500335 for example is 5/8" diameter x 5-1/2".
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  • Do Boat Trailer Keel Rollers Need to Support Full Weight of Boat
  • The bunks should be what's bearing the weight of the boat on the trailer and the rollers like the # CE32015G are designed to make enough contact that they guide the boat on the trailer but not fully support the boats weight. Think of them as supportive guides for the boat so that it sits properly. The # CE32015G is a great option for the front of the boat and then for at the rear a lower and flatter option like the part # CE10455G would be a better option.
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  • Does The Yates Keel Roller YR1000Y & YR1000B Come With Brackets?
  • Both the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - TPR - 10" Long - 5/8" Shaft Item # YR1000Y and the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - TPR - 10" Long - 5/8" Shaft - Blue Item # YR1000B are replacement rollers. Each roller is a different size so depending on what bracket you have currently. So these rollers do not come with the brackets. These are both designed for a 10" wide bracket with 5/8" diameter shaft. Here's a bracket that it will fit # CE10304G but we do not carry a 10" wide roller. If...
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  • Where At On the Trailer Is the Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System Installed
  • The Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System part # AR74FR is designed to be installed at the rear of the trailer as that is how it will be most effective in centering the boat on the trailer. That said, there are no stipulations or limitations for installing the guides further up if you can find a way to fit them and they will work for your application.
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  • How is the 40" Height Measured on CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons
  • You are correct about the measurement. The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27626 are measured from the bottom where it is galvanized to the top of the cap on the PVC pipes. This measurement is the overall height which is 40".
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  • What Brackets Needed to Install Bunks on Boat Trailer
  • We sure do, I'd recommend the # HP52FR bunk bracket and u-bolts like # CE15283GA-2. We also offer pre-carpeted bunks in various lengths, as part # CE27800 for a 3 foot, # CE27810 for a 4 foot, # CE27820 for a 5 foot, # CE27840 for a 6 foot and # CE27845. Or, you can provide your own boards and carpet them using bunk carpet like # CE11349.
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  • Will CE Smith Y-Style Bow Stop Work as Replacement for Roller With 1/2" Shaft
  • Since the diameter of the shaft is the same at 1/2" you can use the 4-1/4" Span CE Smith Y-Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers # CE29554. We do have another option that is wider, and though it isn't amber, it is yellow, which is the 6-1/2" Span Yates Y-Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers # YR333Y. I have added links to video reviews of both parts for you to check out.
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  • What Size Frames Will the Mounting Brackets for the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons Fit
  • The brackets and U-Bolts that come with the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27626 will fit 3" wide frames up to 4-1/4" tall. If you need longer U-Bolts then those are available as part # CE11416 which allow you to fit 3" wide frames up to 5-1/4" tall. The brackets themselves measure 4" wide x 4-5/8" long. Attached is a review/installation video that you can reference.
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  • Will the Yates Keel Pad # YR1203SY Fit on a Crossmember with a Bend
  • The Yates keel pad, # YR1203SY, is pliable but still fairly rigid. It can bend some but if it needs to bend too much it might not stay secure. The ambient temperature also affects it. It is less pliable when cold. It also bends up at the ends a little easier than down at the ends due to the ribbed design on the bottom side. I made a short video that shows the flexibility for you.
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  • Will 2 X 4 Board Work With CE Smith Vertical Bunk Bracket
  • I spoke with my contact at CE Smith about the Vertical bunk bracket, part # CE10604G. The outside width of the bracket is 2-1/16 inches and is designed to hold a 2 X 4 or a 2 X 6 board.
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  • Can the CE Smith Guide-Ons for Pontoon Boat Trailers Be Installed In the Middle of the Trailer
  • The CE Smith Roller Style Guide-Ons for Pontoon Boat Trailers part # CE27672 can be installed at the rear of the trailer or towards the center. That said, the further back they are installed the better they will do to help guide the boat on. I have attached a photo of the above guide-ons installed both at the rear and center of the trailer for reference.
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  • Replacement Caps for PVC Posts Used on CE Smith Post Style Boat Trailer Guide-Ons
  • We do indeed offer replacement caps as part # CE11331-DRILLED. I'd recommend using a little PVC cement to glue the replacements in place, and you'll never need to replace them again. Or as an alternative, CE Smith offers a light kit, part # CE27656A what would replace your existing (as well as your missing) cap. If you fish at night this would be an excellent addition.
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  • How is the CE Smith U-Bolt Part # CE15254A Measured
  • Yes, the inside width of the CE Smith U-Bolt part # CE15254A is 4-1/8" so this is what you would want to use with a 4" wide trailer frame.
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  • Possible Guide Upgrade for CE Smith 65" Guide Ons To Prevent Bending
  • The guide 65” poles/markers on the CE Smith # CE27637 Guide Ons are only meant as markers to show you where the trailer is. While they can endure some pressure in relation to a straight on approach, off angle pressure which can occur with water currents, high wind, and off angle approaches, can cause damage to the guide poles and/or brackets. The leverage exerted by the long poles can cause the poles or brackets to bend. In a way this is good as that much leverage would otherwise bend...
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  • Bolt Plates Compatible With the CE Smith U-Bolt # CE15274A
  • The CE Smith U-Bolt # CE15274A is designed for mounting brackets like the CE Smith Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies # CE10000G-4 and other CE Smith brackets. It will also fit the U-Bolt Plate # TRTP300200. If you have a specific use for this in mind please let me know and I can help find the correct bracket if the 2 above do not meet what you are needing it for.
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  • Which Is The Right Guide Post Size For My 170 Bayliner?
  • It depends on how tall your boat is. You want the posts to sit up above where the top sides of your boat are. You can see in the video I've included. So I recommend getting the 60" # CE27640 or the 75" # CE27636 guide ons.
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  • Keel Roller Option that Can Fit with Transom Brace
  • If you installed a keel roller that uses a U-bolt setup on the front of the trailer frame channel you could install the transom brace on the back side. Similar to the picture attached but on the last frame member which the roller in the picture is the # CE10455G.
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  • Will CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons CE27620 Fit Narrow Channel Frame
  • That's a good question, and yes, the U-bolts will fit your 3" x 1-1/4" channel frame for the CE Smith guide-ons you asked about, which are the following part number: - CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27620 I have added a cut out for you from the directions which shows how you'll want to orient the U-bolts for your narrow frame.
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  • Longest CE Smith Carpeted Bunk Boards and Are They Pressure Treated
  • The longest CE Smith Carpeted Bunk Boards are the 7 feet (84 inch) part # CE27845. The closest we can get to the 103 inches you need is with a 6 foot # CE27840 and 3 foot # CE27800, which comes out to 109 inches. These bunk boards are not pressure treated, they are made from untreated southern pine, though the carpeting on them is marine-grade and weather resistant. I have added links to a couple video reviews of these boards for you to check out as well.
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  • Replacement Boat Trailer Rollers That Fit 3/4" Shaft
  • We have a few options for replacement rollers that fit 3/4" roller shafts. The Yates Ribbed Wobble Roller # YR530R-6P is 3" wide, 5" in diameter, and fits 3/4" shafts. The Yates Ribbed Wobble Roller # YR343R-6P is also 3" wide and fits 3/4" shafts, but has a diameter of 4-3/8". These two roller options made of heavy duty rubber and are considered ribbed design, which provides excellent traction for slimy hulls. Another option is the Yates Wobble Roller # YR440R. This measures 4-1/4"...
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  • Can CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Carry Weight of Heavier Boat
  • The rubber keel roller # CE10403G does not have a weight capacity though it is designed to support the added weight of heavier boats. At any given time, it is not likely that any one roller will have to support the entire weight of the boat so it is not really a concern. If you are having an issue with these rollers breaking it could be possible that your bunks aren't supporting enough of the boat's weight.
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