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Bunks for a Wobble roller with keel rollers trailer
|Author||Topic: Bunks for a Wobble roller with keel rollers trailer|
posted 08-13-2000 07:04 PM ET (US)
Is it possible to convert a wobble roller trailer that has keel rollers to a bunk trailer with keel rollers? I have a caulkins trailer for my 1986 18' outrage. I know that I have to do something.
posted 08-14-2000 11:30 AM ET (US)
I have the exact same boat and trailer, interested in any info thats posted.
Curious why you HAVE to do something, my boat seems to ride/launch/retreive fine on the rollers. I do have keel roolers down the middle, and the wobble roolers seem to just support lateral movement.
posted 08-14-2000 12:28 PM ET (US)
I am moving to California from Washington. The length of my tows are going from 2 miles for both fresh and salt water to 40 miles for fresh and 150 miles for salt. I feel (maybe wrongly) that all the bumping of the additional towing will eventually cause hull problems at the point where the wobble rollers touch the hull. The bunks will spread the force of the bumps over a much wider area.
I hope that the conversion to bunks is A) possible and B) not too expensive.
Does anyone have any ideas?
posted 08-14-2000 02:07 PM ET (US)
Whaler strongly discourages the use of wobble rollers for the same reason your stating -- and I think Clark Roberts might have mentioned he saw a Whaler where actually they took off the gel coat, could be wrong on that!
Anyway as long as you have a couple of cross members aft of the axles which includes the rear frame cross piece relatively easy to add bunks. The adjustable type brackets can be ordered from here http://www.championtrailers.com/index.html#productindex then you need a couple of good quality kiln dried treated pine 2x4's just slightly longer than where your positining the bunk brackets (you'll have to fiddle with this a bit) and some bunk carpet -- simple ----just make sure the boat is supported on the keel rollers and not the bunks and about all the boat is inboard of the rear frame member keel roller -- at the most only a few inches should over hang -- Tom
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