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Wet Foot posted 08-22-2004 08:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for Wet Foot   Send Email to Wet Foot  
Hi Guys,

Is it ok to have trailer bunks adjusted so they ride directly next to the strakes on the bottom? I'm trying to lower my boat in the trailer so my windshield clears my garage opening. My dealer lowered and spread out the bunks. They tell me that the strakes help center the boat in the trailer. The bunks are not on the strakes at all, just at the edge. I was concerned that I might load my trailer and get on the strake and damage it, or wear on the edge as I pull the boat in. What do you think? I have an 18 Dauntless on a Shoreland'r 2 bunk trailer. I hope my terminology (strake) is correct. I'm taking about where the smooth bottom changes abruptly a couple feet to the right and left of center.

Chuck Tribolet posted 08-23-2004 12:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I'd have a little clearance (1/2" between the bunk and the
strake). AND have EZguiders so you don't land on the strake.

My Montauk has about an inch (avg) between the bunks and strakes
on each side. I have EZguiders. I frequently end up with
one bunk against the strake, and the other bunk two inches
from the strake. By the time I get home, the trailer is nicely


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