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  • How to Determine U-Bolts and Fasteners Needed to Install SE Smith Bunk Boards and Brackets
  • So the U-Bolt will secure the CE Smith Light Duty, Vertical Bunk Bracket # CE10603G with the ends pointing towards the back of the trailer. If you look at the picture you took it looks like those fasteners holding your current brackets could be U-Bolts in this orientation. I'm not sure what your frame size is but I'm linking our list of U-Bolts that you can check out if your current hardware is in need of replacing. When it comes to attaching your Bunk Boards # CE27845 to these brackets...
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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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  • Recommended Roller Bunks Replacement for Wooden Bunks for G3 1860 Boat
  • We do have a variety of roller bunks that can be used as a direct replacement for carpeted bunks. I recommend either going with the 2,500 lb capacity which comes in Black # DL21754 or Silver # DL21740, OR the 3,000 lb capacity which also comes in Black # DL21755 or Silver # DL21741. I have also attached a link to all of the options that you can check out, as well as a link to all of our brackets if they also need replacing.
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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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  • Does Dutton-Lainson Boat Trailer Roller Bunk Come In Galvanized Version
  • Yes, the galvanized Dutton-Lainson Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunk - 5' Long Sections part # DL21741 is what you are looking for. The rollers are constructed of 12-gauge, galvanized steel and have zinc-plated steel rollers hardware included. This is considered an upgraded version of the standard Dutton-Lainson roller bank because it includes 12 sets of 3 rollers compared to the 2 rollers.
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  • Bunk Board Guide On Kit Recommendation for Trailer with Wider Outside Frame Channels
  • Since the outside frame channel on your trailer is about as wide as your boat you'd need to go with a guide on that has a 90 degree angle for the upright posts instead like the part # CE27600K90 so that you'll get closer contact like you need.
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  • Replacement Upright Bar Bracket for CE Smith Boat Bunks # CE27600
  • It looks like you have the CE Smith boat bunks part # CE27600 in the picture you sent in so then for replacement upright brackets you'd want the # CE27609PG and you'd be set.
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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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  • Can Deluxe Roller Bunks be Used to Replace 4 Wobble Type Rollers on Boat Trailer
  • You definitely can replace your current 4 wobble rollers like part # CE29210 with the Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunk # DL21740. These can be mounted on top of carpeted or wooden bunks as well as with brackets like the part # DL21742. I have attached a few photos of how these have been installed on different boat trailers that you can reference.
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  • Recommended Roller Bunks for 2020 18 Express Boat with Back Track Aluminum Trailer
  • The best option in my opinion is to use the Dutton-Lainson Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunk - 5' Long Sections - 12 Sets of 3 Rollers # DL21741 which will allow you to angle the set farther up the trailer to help you center the hull but I recommend using a keel roller like the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel/Black Rubber - 5" # CE10401G to help center the boat. The Boat Trailer Roller Bunk Bracket for Dutton-Lainson Roller Bunks Parts DL21740 &...
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  • 60 Inch or 24 Inch Bunk Guides for Boat Trailer
  • Since you mentioned wanting the most stability and not always being perfect when loading (understandably), I think the longer, 5 foot (60 inch) CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27600 is the best option as it will give you the most stability and assistance in guiding your boat all the way on your trailer. The 2 foot (24 inch) CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27660 are certainly not something that will be inadequate, but the longer guide-ons are really...
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  • Pontoon Boat Guide On Recommendation for Trailer
  • For pontoon boats like your Sylvan Mirage 8520 we have the CE Smith Bunk Style Guide-Ons # CE27671 which is a similar setup that is designed for the insides of a pontoon. Check out the picture I attached to see what I mean. We also have a roller version of this too as part # CE27672.
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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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  • 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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  • 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...
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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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  • CE Smith CE27610 Guide-On Rollers For 14 Foot Lowe Sea Nymph Fishing Boat
  • The # CE27610 CE Smith Roller Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers would be absolutely perfect for your application. The rollers will do a great job of redirecting the bow of your boat when you're trying to load up the boat on the trailer in less than ideal conditions. The guide-ons will fit trailer frame members up to 3 wide x 4-1/4 inches tall, right out of the box, or for frame members that are up to 3 wide x 5-1/4 inches tall, 2 of the extended length U-bolt kits would be needed, part # CE11416. I've...
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  • Bow Roller Solution for Jon Boat that Has Flatter and Wider Bow
  • Based on what you described you might be best served with a keel roller assembly like the # CE10455G which is 12 inches long and has a pretty low angle to the roller which sounds like would be a great match for the contour of the bottom of your boat.
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  • CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-On Compatibility with Pontoon Boat Trailer
  • Yes, the CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Long - 1 Pair # CE27600 can work on the inside of a pontoon boat. Based on the photo you may prefer the CE Smith 90-Degree Bunk Board Guide-On Kit # CE27600K90 which will includes marine grade carpet in two 12 foot long rolls for treated 2x4 boards of your desired length.
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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...
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  • Guide On Recommendation for Pontoon Boat Trailer
  • Post style guide ons like the part # CE27640 are designed to be visual aids and are not designed to be used as physical guides. For a pontoon application you would be better served with the CE Smith Roller Style Guide-Ons # CE27672 which can be used like you are wanting. I attached a picture that shows what they look like installed as well.
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  • Roller Bunks Needed for Boat Trailer Carrying a 2014 Tahoe Q7i
  • We do have roller bunks that you can utilize on your boat trailer! For your 10' bunks use 2 of the 5' long bunks, part # DL21741 or # DL21755, and then use 2 of the 4' lengths # DL21740 or # DL21754 for your 8' bunks. just be mindful that the 5' long rollers have a weight rating of 3,000 lbs and the 4' long rollers have a weight rating of 2,500 lbs. All this means is that you don't want more that that much of the 2014 Tahoe Q7i's weight resting on a single set of the rollers at one time.
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  • Replacement Wobble Roller Needed with 1" Shaft for Older Boat Trailer
  • The only wobble roller that we have which fits a 1" shaft and doesn't have a 5" diameter is the CE Smith # CE29539. This wobble roller has a 4" diameter and measures 3" wide. If you need it to have a larger diameter than 4" then you need to bump up to the 5" diameter like the Yates Ribbed Wobble Roller for EZ Loader Boat Trailers # YR500YW-8PEZ. If you still have the original rollers on your boat trailer and the trailer is as old as your boat then it is entirely possible that the roller...
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  • Where To Install a CE Smith Self Centering Keel Roller
  • For starters, in order to use the CE Smith Self Centering Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # CE29505 on your boat trailer you will also need to use the CE Smith Panel Bracket for 12" Boat Trailer Rollers part # CE10305G and the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers part # CE10727A. In regards to installation, these will need to be installed towards the stern of the boat, in the center of the trailer. This would be the only place that would allow them to effectively center...
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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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  • 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 Convert a Boat Trailer from Center Rollers to Bunk Rollers
  • Yes, it is possible to switch from center rollers to bunk rollers on a boat trailer. For this, you will first need to remove the center rollers and then you can install a set of bunk rollers, part # CE27710 along with part # CE10000G-4 to support the hull. Then, in order to support both the port and starboard sides you can use part # CE27600. I have attached a photo of a similar setup with bunk boards instead of bunk rollers for the hull. In addition to the above you will also need to...
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  • Replacement Rollers and Fenders For 1996 Shorelandr Trailer
  • The rollers that you need based off of the measurements in your photo is Yates Ribbed Wobble Roller part # YR530R-8P which is a 3x5" ribbed roller with a 1" shaft opening. The fender is a bit harder for me to confirm without measuring. It was very common for the older 1996 Shorelandr boat trailers to have 13" wheels, so you may be able to use Fulton Single Axle Trailer Fender with Top and Side Steps part # F008573 depending on the measurement between the mounting brackets. The Fulton...
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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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  • What Fasteners Should Be Used To Attach the CE Smith Crossmember Pad
  • I do have an option for you but the cross member in your attached photo appears to be made of steel tubing which means there would be no access inside to attach a rivet for the CE Smith Crossmember Pad part # CE16870. That said, there are plenty of other fasteners you can use to attach these. I recommend standard self-tapping screws like part # FA1131822 as this will be easiest.
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  • Recommended Trailer Guide Posts for Bayliner Boat
  • That's a pretty sweet boat you have and I recommend going with the 60 inch tall guide-ons which are tall enough to ensure you have excellent visibility. The CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 60" Tall come in your choice of White # CE27640 or Black # CE27646, but also in White with LED Lights # CE27760. The option with the LEDs are the best overall due to their additional visibility, and if you ever need to use guide-ons after the sun goes down (or before it comes...
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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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  • Replacing Bow Strap and Winch Mount on on Older Shoreline Sailboat Trailer
  • That's a really interesting setup. We aren't really going to be able to help much if you want to use that winch mount in it's current configuration. If you could instead mount the winch like in the picture I attached you could then go with a different bow roller possibly. You'd be able to use the bow roller part # YR450Y-400Y you mentioned as well as the bracket part # CE31005PG.
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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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  • 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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  • Availability of 90-Degree Guide Ons for Pontoon Boat
  • The guide-ons we have available that are designed specifically for pontoon boats, such as the CE Smith Bunk Style Guide-Ons # CE27671, do all feature a slight angle where the board attaches. I recommend taking a look at the CE Smith 90-Degree Bunk Board Guide-On Kit # CE27600K90. This is the only 90-degree kit we have available and it is essentially designed so that you can make your own bunk board boat guide ons, specific to your particular boat. It includes two rolls of weather-resistant...
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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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  • 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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  • 18 inch Wide Boat Bunk Carpet Availability
  • The only blue bunk carpet we have is the CE Smith Deluxe Marine-Grade Carpeting # CE11350 which comes in 12 foot by 11 inch rolls. The closest option we have to the dimensions you are looking for is the part # CE11349 which is an 18 inch wide roll that is 18 feet long. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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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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  • 8 Inch Bunk Brackets and U-Bolts to Attach Them to 3 Inch Frame
  • We do have the parts you need and let's start with the brackets; the 8 inch tall brackets you need are the CE Smith Heavy Duty, Vertical Bunk Brackets # CE10161GA-2. Then in order to mount them to your 3 x 3 frame the U-bolts you need are the CE Smith U-Bolts # CE15283GA-2. I have added links below to video reviews of both parts for you to check out as well if you'd like.
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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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  • What Should be Used to Attach Carpet to Bunk Boards
  • When we installed the CE Smith Deluxe Marine-Grade Carpeting # CE11349 we used 9/16" long staples as you can see from the attached installation video. You can use the same size or a similar size if you already have some staples.
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  • What Brackets Needed to Install Bunks on Boat Trailer
  • We sure do, I'd recommend the # DL21584 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Where is CE Smith Bow Roller for Skiff Boat Trailers # CE29791 Made
  • The CE Smith Bow Roller for Skiff Boat Trailers # CE29791 is made in the USA. I attached a link to our return policies page as well as a link to a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Can CE Smith 75 inch Tall Guide Ons be Used with 26-1/2 foot Cruiser
  • I am pretty sure you are asking about the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 75" Tall # CE27636 which are 75 inch tall guide posts and not 75 inch tall guy clothes. The brackets are made of galvanized steel and were designed for heavier boats so it would work great for you although it doesn't have a length or weight capacity limit. We don't have a way to determine if these are exact same as what you have on your Chapparal.
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  • Can I Install CE Smith Bolster Swivel Brackets On L Shaped Open Cross Member
  • The CE Smith Bolster and Swivel Bracket part # CE10001G-4 attaches to the boat trailer frame with U-bolts. The brackets are designed to install on the inside of the cross member where the bunk boards would be on the frame. I recommend to use U-bolts part # CE15283GA-4 to install the brackets on the 3 inch channel cross member. I have attached a photo of what the install looks like on a trailer like yours.
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  • How to Install Wobble Rollers on Older Boat Trailer
  • If you have enough of the shaft still intact then you can use the CE Smith Wobble Roller Retainer Ring # CE10981 and a Wobble Roller Washer # CE10983 for the Yates Ribbed Wobble Roller # YR343R-6P for a 3/4" shaft. Otherwise you may need to get a new shaft and use the above products to secure the rollers. To install the retainer ring you can use ring pliers like part # PTW88003.
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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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  • Replacement Metal Uprights for CE Smith Guide Ons # CE27670
  • For replacement metal posts for the CE Smith Guide Ons part # CE27670 that you have you'd need the part # CE27608PG and you'd be set.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Long Are the Rollers On the Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System
  • The Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System part # AR64FR has rollers which measure 14" long. I have attached a photo below with this measurement. Unfortunately this system will not work on a angled back section, it requires a straight brace.
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  • Dimensions of Tubing Used in CE Smith CE27637 Post-Style Trailer Guide-Ons
  • The galvanized tubing used on the CE Smith # CE27637 guide ons is 1-1/2 by 1-1/2 inches. I've linked to a product demonstration video that you might find helpful.
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  • Recommended Replacement Front Bushing, Rear Bushing, And Ubolts For Trailer
  • We have the parts you are looking for! 4" long x 2 1/8" wide x 7/16" thread Ubolts # CE15251A. The 2 1/8" is measured from inside to inside so these will be right at 2 1/4" outside to outside. 9/16" I.D. x 7/8" O.D. 1 3/4" long Front Bushing # TRBU11568 we do not have a bushing with 5/8" inner diameter, 9/16 is the closest and will work fine as it is 1/16" smaller. 1/2" I.D. x 7/8" O.D. 1 3/4" long Rear Bushing # TRBU11508.
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  • Should Rollers of Fulton Boat Guide FBGR200101 Turn Freely
  • When installing the Fulton Boat Guide # FBGR200101, the rollers should turn relatively easily, yes. I took a look and while uncommon, this has happened with these guides before, but you can remedy the issue doing exactly what you mentioned, which is remove some of the roller. I added a cut out from a customer review who had the same issue, and his resolution was to go ahead and grind the roller while another person used a hacksaw to cut off a small amount and it fixed the issue.
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  • Recommended Keel Roller For Best Weight Capacity on Boat Trailer
  • The Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 18" Long - 5/8" Shaft # YR18244-165EC is not weight rated. The weight of the boat will actually be on the bracket and the 5/8 inch shaft that runs through the heavy-duty roller. Your application with the front weight the roller is more likely to bend the longer you make the roller. For instance the 18 inch roller along with the brackets # CE10500G and Roller Shaft w/Cap Nuts 19" x 5/8" # 107-30A will be more likely...
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  • Can CE Smith Bunk Brackets CE10196G-4 Be Used with 7k Boat
  • The CE Smith Brackets # CE10196G-4 you mentioned do not have a stated weight capacity but as long as you install them properly and use your best judgement with placement and with the bunks you'll be fine with what you are doing. Here's dimension info on the brackets: Dimensions of bolster bracket: 15" tall x 4" wide Mounting slot dimensions: 3" long x 1/2" wide Horizontal spacing between slots: 1-3/4" Dimensions of swivel bracket: 3-1/2" long x 1-1/2" wide x 2" tall Flange mounting...
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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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  • 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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  • Tri-Toon Guide On Solution for Loading Qwest Fishing Pontoon Boat
  • We've had customers use the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Pontoon Boat Trailers # CE27670 on tri toon boats like yours that have the extra fins like yours have and they worked great. I attached a picture of this for you to check out as well. I also attached a review video for this for you to check out too.
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  • Pontoon Boat Length vs. Pontoon Trailer Length
  • It is recommended that a pontoon boat trailer be 3 to 4 feet longer than the pontoon boat it carries. So a 20-foot pontoon boat should be transported on a trailer with 23- to 24-foot bunk boards to avoid the pontoon tube hitting the back of the tow vehicle in a tight turn. We offer bunk-style guides in various sizes and these appear on the linked page. We also offer bunk boards in several lengths that come already wrapped in marine carpet, such as 6-foot pair # CE27840 and 7-foot...
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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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  • 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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  • Keel Roller Recommendation for 22 Center Console Boat
  • If you have room for it I would go with a 12 inch wide self-centering keel roller like the part # CE29505. This will be the easiest to line up onto and will center as your boat rides on it.
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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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  • Availability of Replacement Yates 343R Wobble Rollers
  • We have the Yates 343R wobble roller replacement you are looking for with the part # YR343R-6P which would work great for you.
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  • Recommended Pontoon Trailer Guides and Bunk Boards
  • On a pontoon trailer you can absolutely use roller guides on the sides like the CE Smith Roller-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers - 21" Tall - 1 Pair # CE27610. The more common use for a pontoon trailer is the CE Smith Roller Style Guide-Ons for Pontoon Boat Trailers - 24" Long - 1 Pair # CE27672 which are designed for the inside of the pontoons to center the boat on the trailer and guide you onto the bunk boards. For the outside, often more visual help like the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons...
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  • Vertical Bunk Board Brackets for a 216 Sea Pro Boat Trailer
  • We do have a few different options for vertical bunk board brackets like the 7-1/2" Tall # CE10603G for you to choose from depending on what you're needing. I've linked our selection for you to filter through. I'm also linking our selection of Stainless Steel U-Bolts that you can filter through. This includes options like the part # CE15503A which measures 4" long x 3-1/8" wide x 7/16" diameter. Since each boat trailer is a little different it's always best to either get parts that...
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  • Can Bunks on # CE27600 Bunk Style Boat Trailer Guide-Ons be Lengthened?
  • You certainly can, I've done that myself. If you decide you don't want to mess with the lumber and/or the carpet, we sell 6 foot carpeted bunk boards as part # CE27840 or a 7 footer as part # CS27845. Or, if you want to use your own wood, a roll of # FCR8012 carpet will do 2 6 foot long bunks.
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  • Can the CE Smith Roller Bunks for Boat Trailers Be Used With Aluminum Boats
  • The CE Smith Roller Bunks for Boat Trailers like part # CE27710 can be used on aluminum boats yes but the rigidity of the boat's hull will be the determining factor for whether or not damage can occur. If you have doubts of its rigidity then your best course of action would be to reach out to the boat trailer manufacturer to see if the hull is suitable for use with bunk rollers. I have attached a list of all our boat roller options for you as well.
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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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  • Recommended U-Bolt for 1-1/2 Inch x 3 Inch Trailer Frame
  • For a u-bolt that will fit a 3" tall x 1-1/2" wide trailer frame you can use the CE Smith U-Bolt part # CE15282GA for 1/2" diameter or part # CE15281GA for 7/16" diameter. Please note, the u-bolt width must be wider than the width of your frame in order to attach, otherwise it would not work which is why you need the 1-9/16" width listed above.
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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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  • Boat Guide Solution for Front of Fishing Boat When Loading on Trailer
  • The Ark Ezi-Guides Self-Aligning Boat Trailer Loading System # AR74FR that you referenced would be a great option for helping align the front of your boat and prevent the scratches you mentioned. This specific model was designed for 16 to 20 foot long boats so your 19 foot fishing boat would work well in that regard as well.
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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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  • How Many CE Smith Roller Style Guide-Ons for Pontoon Boat Trailers Are Needed
  • The great thing about boat trailers is that everybody tends to have a different setup and the amount of CE Smith Roller Style Guide-Ons for Pontoon Boat Trailers # CE27672 you need really boils down to what you plan on having on your trailer. If you don't already have upright wooden bunks on your trailer (see attached) and you're looking to use these solely then I'd say to get 2 sets. However, if you do have upright bunks then you probably just need 1 set to help you get the pontoon...
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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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  • 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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  • Is There a Difference Between Blue and Yellow Yates Keel Rollers
  • Both the blue/purple 8 inch keel rollers like part # YR800B and the yellow part # YR800Y are essentially the same thing just different colors. These are non-marking style rollers which is the way to go as the black ones will leave marks.
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  • Will the Fulton Guide Ons Fit my ACE Aluminum Trailer
  • The Fulton Boat Guide part # FGB1500100 are designed to fit trailer frames up to 3" wide and 5" tall. If your trailer fits into this category these will be an excellent fit and will really help out alot when it comes to loading and unloading. Check out the linked video to see how they attach to the trailer.
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  • Height of Bow Stop with 3 Inch Base
  • The Yates Y-Style Bow Stop for Boat Trailers # YR6Y33-4 is 3 inches tall. It is 6-1/2 inches span and 2-7/8 inches wide at the base. I've attached a photo and a video to assist. This is the largest bow stop with that base size we have. I've attached the link to the options to assist.
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  • Weight Capacity of Yates Keel Roller
  • Yates has told us in the past that their keel rollers like the part # YR800Y have a 400 lb weight capacity.
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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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  • Ounce Weight of CE Smith Deluxe Marine-Grade Carpeting and Does it Have Backing
  • I checked with the manufacturer, and the CE Smith Deluxe Marine-Grade Carpeting for Bunk Boards - Black - 18' Long x 18" Wide # CE11349 has a 16.1 oz per square yard weight. As for the backing, the material on the back of the carpeting is the same as the front, but it is a bit more matted down than the front. I have added links to a video install as well as a video review for you to check out of the CE Smith Deluxe Marine-Grade Carpeting for Bunk Boards # CE11349.
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  • Replacement Bunk Boards and Brackets for 17 Alumacraft Boat Trailer
  • You should be able to just measure the length of your roller bunks and then replace them with carpeted bunks that match. I am attaching a link to our selection of bunk boards which range from 2' # CE27850 to 7' # CE27845. If you're needing to replace the brackets and hardware too then I'm also linking our selections of those for you to filter through. Basically if your boat currently fits really well on your current setup then you want to match everything up as best as possible so you...
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  • Dimensions and Steel Gauge of Upright Posts of CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons CE27637
  • I checked with my contact at CE Smith about the posts of the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons # CE27637 that you referenced and they informed me that the metal uprights of this are 11 gauge steel, the upright is a 90 degree tube, 41-1/2 inches long (top to the bend), bottom bend of tube is 21”.
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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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  • Dimensions of CE Smith Double U-Bolt Bolster Bracket # CE10196G
  • The 15" bolster bracket you mentioned, # CE10196G, has 7 3/4" clearance from the edge holes to the end of the bracket. (See diagram.) The distance between the holes is 1 3/4" horizontally and 1/2" vertically. Since the holes are slotted, you should be able to get your 12" of clearance.
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  • Options to Replace Calkins Double Roller Assembly on Boat Trailer
  • We do have similar replacement keel rollers to what you currently have, such as the Yates # YR800B, however we don't have any double roller brackets like your existing Calkins model. Since they are no longer in business your only option is likely to replace them with an entirely new setup. This particular Yates unit measures 7-3/4 inches long and is designed for use with a 5/8 inch shaft like # CE10725A. You may be able to connect this directly to the 2-hole bracket on your trailer...
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  • Will the CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-On Kit Work With 1-1/2" x 3-1/4" C-Channel Frame
  • Yes, the CE Smith Bunk-Style Guide-On Kit part # CE27600K90 will work just fine on c-channel frames and the 1-1/2" wide x 3-1/4" tall dimensions will not be a problem either.
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  • What Are Keel Rollers For On a Boat Trailer and Should I Add One
  • The keel rollers on a boat trailer are deigned to absorb shock while loading and launching your boat so you don't put as much stress on other components such as the bunk boards. The correct one will be chosen based on the shape of your boat's hull and the dimensions of the trailer frame. The CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly part # CE10405G is a great universal option. The only other thing you would need is u-bolts like the CE Smith U-Bolts part # CE15283GA-2 that match your frame. I...
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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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  • How to Install 75 inch CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons to 2x6 Boxed Trailer Frame
  • For the 75" tall CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27636 to fit your 2" x 6" boxed frame you'll need to visit your local hardware store for U-Bolts that are 7/16" diameter and 6-1/2" long while using the CE Smith Frame Straps # CE20016GA as CE Smith doesn't have any U-Bolts solutions long enough for your application. We have reached out to CE Smith in the past and this is the solution that they presented to us for 2" x 6" boxed trailer frames.
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  • Can Roller Bunks Replace Wooden Bunks on Boat Trailer Using Same Brackets
  • Yes, you can attach roller bunks in place of wooden bunks like with the part # DL21741 as the brackets of both designs are the same typically. I attached a review video for the roller bunks for you to check out as well.
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  • What is Size of Metal Square Tubing of CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27646
  • The steel posts of the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers # CE27646 that you referenced are the standard size of 1-1/2 inch by 1-1/2 inch square. That should be the correct size for the opening on your trailer that you sent a picture of.
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