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flyguy posted 06-27-2002 07:51 AM ET (US)   Profile for flyguy   Send Email to flyguy  
has anyone used, had any luck, or know anything about these plastic/silicone strips that go on bunks?
jimp posted 06-27-2002 03:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
flyguy -

I use them with my Revenge 22. When the trailer is set up correctly, they work fine.


dfmcintyre posted 06-27-2002 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Instead of using the sliks, I sprayed some silicone directly on the bunks and let dry.

The next time I slid the boat off the trailer, it made a significant difference.


WARNING: If you try this, make _sure_ that you do_not_ unhook the bow eye winch cable prior to having the hull fully in the water...otherwise you could be in for one of the more memorable cognitive learning experiences in your boating history.

ChocLabWhaler posted 06-27-2002 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for ChocLabWhaler  Send Email to ChocLabWhaler     
That's a Fact! I almost learned the hard way with my Star sailboat when I had McLube applied to the hull. Also, if you do use the silicone/McLube, make sure the boat is harnessed appropriately and TIGHTLY when trailering. She will move on the trailer!
flyguy posted 06-27-2002 06:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for flyguy  Send Email to flyguy     
thank you.
flwhaler posted 06-27-2002 08:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for flwhaler  Send Email to flwhaler     
I use parrifin wax. Just enough to stick and yet slick enough to slide. Not to mention safe for then environment

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