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Snapperhead posted 04-22-2008 08:41 PM ET (US)   Profile for Snapperhead   Send Email to Snapperhead  
Hi Guys,
Just got done refurbing a Boatmaster trailer for my '81 Montauk and will be using the bunk/roller set-up. How far apart should my bunks be for lateral support. I researched the archive but could not find the distance spec. Thanks, jb
seabob4 posted 04-22-2008 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for seabob4  Send Email to seabob4     
Bunks and/or rollers should be directly under the stringers. That way rhere is no hull deformation, fom filled boat or not. Find your stringer locations, that's where they go.
SpongeBob posted 04-22-2008 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for SpongeBob  Send Email to SpongeBob     
There are no stringers in any of the Whaler models. On my son's Tashmoo and my 13' I placed the bunks as far apart as I could in the hollow area between the keel and the side chines(?). I'm probably not using the proper terminology, but look at your hull and should see what I mean. If using a keel roller trailer the bunks just give the hull lateral support. This is why you should get bunks as far apart as possible. The weight of the boat is supported by the rollers.

Jeff

Casco Bay Outrage posted 04-23-2008 04:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
I just uploaded 3 photos showing the bunk position on my trailer.

see: http://picasaweb.google.com/CascoBayOutrage/1987Montauk

Once the rollers are set, install the bunk brackets and board. Once they are in proper position, tighten bolts enough to keep the bunks touching the hull fore and aft. When both sides are done, check to see the boat is sitting centered and evenly in relation to the trailer. Give each bracket a whack up then fully tighten bolts.

C B O

Snapperhead posted 04-23-2008 09:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Snapperhead  Send Email to Snapperhead     
Thank you CBO!

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