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Trailer - roller to bunk conversion
|Author||Topic: Trailer - roller to bunk conversion|
posted 05-18-2002 07:01 PM ET (US)
I just bought a 22' Outrage Cuddy, the trailer supplied is an extremely heavy duty all roller trailer. I am going to convert this to bunks but am wondering what advice anyone might have wtih regard to the conversion. Particularly with regard to if I should set it up to have the long or the short side contacting the hull. What type and size of wood should be used (2x4, 2x6/regular or treated)?
posted 05-19-2002 11:23 AM ET (US)
I did a roller conversion to my ez-loader last summer for my 22 Revenge. I used 8 bunks instead of 4 long boards. I feel it allowed for a better fitting to the curves on the boat. I was able to adjust the inside bunks to fit down close the keel and spanned the bars for good support. It works o.k. I have problems loading and unloading. I found the boards "squeeze" the hull and hold it really well. Overall I'm not impressed. I have also found it is very difficult to get the larger u-bolts for my trailer. I finally aquired all but the real large u-bolts that hold the axil on. So I've opted for a new trailer this summer. I've been looking at the Pacific Trailers. They're very rugged but heavy.
Good luck. There have been a few on this post that have done a similar conversion with better results. Keep searching the post.
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