The general rule of thumb is that you want your bunks to extend completely to the stern (rear) of the boat, or even and inch or two beyond.
“Pressure-treated pine is the industry standard for boat-trailer bunks,” he says, noting that hardwoods such as oak and cypress are popular alternatives to treated pine.
Similarly, how do you attach carpet to bunk boards? Hold the carpet to the board and start to roll the new carpet onto the bunk board. Staple down the first side. Then roll the board until it is completely covered. When you get to this point take a staple gun and apply staples every 2 to 3 inches along the bottom of the bunk board.
Considering this, how do you adjust trailer bunks?
Adjust the bunks if your boat is setting on the keel, but is “tipsy” on the trailer. Use your adjustable wrench to loosen the bolts that hold the bunk supports in place on the trailer. Raise the forward end of the bunk until it touches the bottom of the boat and tighten the forward-most bolt.
How do you fit a boat to a trailer?
Put the boat on the trailer in contact with the target bunks. Release out enough winch line to hook it up. Put the winch in low gear by moving the turning handle axle so the little gear on it makes contact with the gear nearest the handle, to make it easy to turn the winch handle.
What kind of carpet do you use for a boat trailer?
The best option would be to use Deluxe Marine Bunk Carpet from CE Smith. In addition to protecting your boat’s hull from scratches, this high-quality, weather-resistant, 100% polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polyester carpet is breathable so it will dry quickly and your bunk boards won’t become saturated with water.
How do you set up bunks on a boat trailer?
Set boat on trailer while maintaining no less than 2″ gap between keel and tongue plate cover. The end of the bunks/rollers should be flush with transom and the boweye should reach the winch post. If this is so, the rear pivot should remain in the A-position.
How do I make my boat trailer bunks slippery?
Use a silicone spray such as (WD-40 Water Resistant Silicone Lubricant). This way is very effective and your boat will slide off the bunks fast. Make sure to have a rope or something to hold the boat from getting away from you.
What is a bunk on a boat lift?
Vinyl / Aluminum Bunks ShoreMaster Boat Lift Bunks are designed to provide safe, non-marring protection of your boat’s hull, or your pontoons, while the watercraft is stored on the boat lift.
What are the parts of a boat trailer?
Boat Trailer Parts PWC/JET SKI TRAILER PARTS. BOAT TRAILER ROLLERS & ROLLER HARDWARE. BOAT TRAILER BUNKS & BOW GUIDES. BOAT TRAILER WINCHES, STRAPS & ACCESSORIES. BOAT TRAILER FENDERS & FRAME HARDWARE. BOAT TRAILER TIRES, RIMS & ACCESSORIES. BOAT TRAILER TONGUE JACKS & DOLLIES. BOAT TRAILER DISC BRAKES & BRAKE PARTS.