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Thru-hull damaging trailer bunk
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posted 12-20-2001 01:42 PM ET (US)
My friend just called me with a problem I could not resolve, so I thought I would present it to the pro's here. He has a 1994 Outrage 19 with a livewell/leaning post. The thru-hull was mounted below the console(he has the flip-up console). The problem lies with the trailer. It is a 4 bunk Pacific and the thru-hull rests on the bunk. The original one was plastic and would ride along the bunk during loading/unloading. Unfortunately this would break and needed to be replaced on an anual basis. A bronze replacement lasted, but is now tearing up the bunk. The bunk is in the bet position for weight distribution. What are his options? I suggested adding rollers and moving the bunks. Anyone else?
posted 12-20-2001 02:58 PM ET (US)
JimH also has a 4 bunk Pacific trailer under his Whaler, and from what I have seen, the bunk "stubs" are welded to the frame, so the bunks can't be moved. I would eliminate the inner bunks and install keel rollers. One problem I have noted is that the Pacific trailers are not really designed for Classic Whalers, because the trailer frame "V" is too deep for the Classic Whaler V hull. This makes keel roller installation difficult. There is a picture in Cetacea of Tom Byrum's 18 Outrage on a 4 bunk Pacific trailer.
Tom, where have you been lately?
posted 12-20-2001 06:51 PM ET (US)
Thanks. I just spoke to him and advised him of the possible damage to the hull where the thru-hull intake is. He will most likely take the rig to Pacific Trailers in Newark and have them do all the mods. What page are Tom's whaler pictures? It will take me days to download and check every one!
posted 12-20-2001 07:17 PM ET (US)
Page 8. Use the photo log to find photos quickly.
posted 12-25-2001 02:50 AM ET (US)
Hey Larry Im back. I changed my password and then forgot it so I was lurking for awhile. My Pacific Trailers bunks are adjustable. Its only a couple years old, maybe they changed on the later trailers.
JimH can you fix my email address by taking one of the Ks off the front? I had o use a bogus email address to get back on.
posted 12-26-2001 09:16 PM ET (US)
I would think that if the ramps you most
often use require you to drag your boat up
a bunk style trailer.A roller style trailer
would be advisable.
I have had both style of trailers.
I rebuilt the keel roller trailer for my
16foot whaler with stoltz rollers and
stainless steel axles.After the proper
adjustment of trailer.(rollers,bunks)
Loading and unloading became a breeze.
With the bunk style aluminum trailer I
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