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Hendrickson posted 06-02-2002 02:22 AM ET (US)   Profile for Hendrickson   Send Email to Hendrickson  
I have a "Boston Whaler Commercial" trailer for my 20 foot Revenge W/T. It has bunks near the keel and two long rows of rollers out near the outside edge of the traler. If the keel is the strongest part of the boat then it seems that the rollers should be near the keel and the bunks should be near the out side edge of the trailer. Just wondering if the trailer was put together improperly?
kingfish posted 06-02-2002 07:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Everything I have read and understood indicates that the BW recommended set up is keel rollers to support the weight and bunks to stabilize the boat laterally.


jimh posted 06-02-2002 12:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
If the trailer was indeed sold by Boston Whaler, I would suggest you contact them and ask about the unusual arragement. Give Chuck Bennett a call about this; I am sure he has the answer.
DIVE 1 posted 06-02-2002 10:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
We have a BW Commercial trailer and it has keel rollers, wood bunks near the keel, and the same 2 rows of rollers that you describe. Does your trailer have the brackets for keel rollers? Ours are double keel rollers - 1 roller on each side of every crossmember. I remember seeing pictures of BW Commercial trailers in BW literature - I think it was a CPD option book. If you need pictures of the trailer, let me know.
lhg posted 06-03-2002 02:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
In looking at the CPD catalogs, and from Whaler trailers that I have seen, they all have two 12" keel rollers on each cross member. Sounds like somebody removed yours.
The rest of your description, as mentioned, fits. I'd restore them if I were you.

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