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oysterman posted 08-14-2002 12:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for oysterman   Send Email to oysterman  
I'm wondering what kind of trailer guides some of you have used. Every now and then I wish I had them on, especially when the winds up and the boat launch audience is looking at us. What works with a 2001 montauk?
whalersman posted 08-14-2002 01:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
I have always used the side bunks, about 5 or 6 feet long. I launch and load in rivers with a small to moderate amount of current and the side bunks sure make it easy. The boat always goes on straight.
I wouldn't have anything else.

Some people like the side roller guides, but I still see many of the trailers with this setup still lets the boat get blown around crooked in the wind and/or current. Some also use 2 side roller guides (midship and aft) which would help stop the swing of the front of the boat and help keep it centered.

My preference, Side Bunks.
Joe

Taylor posted 08-14-2002 01:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Check out the reference articles at http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/trailering/ particularly the 'two schools of thought regarding loading and unloading.
skred posted 08-15-2002 10:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
I agree with Whalersman. I've used the side bunks on my 13's and on my Montauk, and they've never failed to give me a squared-up takeout - even in a brisk wind or current.

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