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RjhallX-9
09-12-2007, 09:25 AM
I tried searching and couldn't find any opinions on these. So has anyone ever used these? and if so do they work? Thanks for the help.

here is the product I am talking about http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Marine_Slides_3W_x_15L&cname=Carpet&r=view&i=31336&aID=26J

dpolen
09-12-2007, 09:34 AM
I seem to recall someone on the board saying that they put pledge on their bunks and it helped to get the boat to slide off pretty easily. Might be a cheaper option than what you're asking about. I have no experience with the slides you are asking about.

Sodar
09-12-2007, 10:02 AM
I use this:
http://www.championtrailers.com/Liquid%20Rollers.jpg
Those slides are hard plastic and I am not to sure I would want my boat bouncing up and down and sliding across those... My :twocents:

KnoxX2
09-12-2007, 10:04 AM
SoDar where did you get that stuff?

bigmac
09-12-2007, 10:06 AM
That Liquid Roller stuff is supposed to be pretty good, according to one of the other ski boat web sites I read. Beware, though...it reportedly is so effective that it can be a little frightening. If you use the stuff...make sure you have the boat well secured when you pull it out of the water on the trailer, and don't detach the boat from the trailer before you back down the ramp when you put it in. I guess it only takes a little bit of an incline for the boat to slide right off the trailer on onto the concrete.

Sodar
09-12-2007, 10:13 AM
That Liquid Roller stuff is supposed to be pretty good, according to one of the other ski boat web sites I read. Beware, though...it reportedly is so effective that it can be a little frightening. If you use the stuff...make sure you have the boat well secured when you pull it out of the water on the trailer, and don't detach the boat from the trailer before you back down the ramp when you put it in. I guess it only takes a little bit of an incline for the boat to slide right off the trailer on onto the concrete.

You got that right! First time I used it, I launched on a FLAT ramp... boat started sliding backword as soon as the slope hit and I had to back the trailer in real quick, to keep the boat off the ramp! Stuff is crazy though... I can literally slide my entire boat forward with just the winch... no problem!

SoDar where did you get that stuff?

I get it at West Marine, but they also sell it here: http://www.championtrailers.com/CHEMICALS.htm

Roonie's
09-12-2007, 10:25 AM
Is it ok for gel coat. Last thing I would want is to create blisters or whatever from this stuff.

Sodar
09-12-2007, 10:30 AM
Is it ok for gel coat. Last thing I would want is to create blisters or whatever from this stuff.

No, not safe for gelcoat. I only use stuff that harms my boat....

88 PS190
09-12-2007, 10:36 AM
If these boats were designed to have zero friction bunks they would have used rollers.

Unless you really need this sort of product avoid it.

If you use it, or even wax your carpet You NEED to strap the rear of the boat ALWAY. as well as have the bow secured with a safety chain.

Normally when you trailer the boat the friction from the bunks on the hull will keep the boat on very effectively, to the point that very little stress is put on the bow eye during trailering.

Roonie's
09-12-2007, 10:38 AM
No, not safe for gelcoat. I only use stuff that harms my boat....

LOL point taken.

Sodar
09-12-2007, 10:42 AM
If these boats were designed to have zero friction bunks they would have used rollers.

Unless you really need this sort of product avoid it.

If you use it, or even wax your carpet You NEED to strap the rear of the boat ALWAY. as well as have the bow secured with a safety chain.

Normally when you trailer the boat the friction from the bunks on the hull will keep the boat on very effectively, to the point that very little stress is put on the bow eye during trailering.

Thats all fine and dandy, but have you used a new PS 197 trailer? Read through the 800 pages of difficulty with these things! I agree on my 1996 PS 190 trailer, there was no need, but this new trailer is a pain in the arse and this product helps out, so I'll use it!

Also, it is always a good idea to use rear tiedowns, no matter what!

TMCNo1
09-12-2007, 11:52 AM
I tried searching and couldn't find any opinions on these. So has anyone ever used these? and if so do they work? Thanks for the help.

here is the product I am talking about http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Marine_Slides_3W_x_15L&cname=Carpet&r=view&i=31336&aID=26J


The manfacturers of this product must have read Ric's "Cutting Board/Butcher Block" trailer thread, http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=233915&postcount=255

TMCNo1
09-12-2007, 12:43 PM
I was relieved to see you weren't looking for something like this to install in the boat,

chudson
09-12-2007, 12:51 PM
Another forum from a few years back…………...

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/003872.html

Googled "liquid rollers"……………………………

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=liquid+rollers&btnG=Google+Search

There it is now, pasted the wrong web site before^^^^^^^^^^^^