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skilew
07-19-2005, 09:02 AM
Has anyone tried to use this product in place of using carpet on your trailer bunks?

The Bunk Glide-Ons fit over the existing bunks. They are made of some type of plastic or Teflon which is suppose to significantly reduce the drag between the hull and the bunk boards when loading and unloading.

MarkP
07-19-2005, 09:06 AM
I’ve seen it, read about it but not used it. I don’t really think I have a friction problem with a 20” boat. I like the carpet. That stuff might work too well and I would be afraid of coming up short of the water when putting my boat in.:eek: .

mrcrowson
07-19-2005, 09:10 AM
I have not.
However, I use a product called Liquid Rollers (http://www.overtons.com/modperl/overtons/detail/pdetail2.cgi?r=detail_view&item_num=70684)

Very slick stuff. after backing down the ramp and unhooking the bow I am able to just push the boat with ease off the trailer.

DO NOT!! UNHOOK THE BOAT UNTIL YOU HAVE IT BACKED DOWN INTO THE WATER!!

jimmer2880
07-19-2005, 10:41 AM
I have not.
However, I use a product called Liquid Rollers (http://www.overtons.com/modperl/overtons/detail/pdetail2.cgi?r=detail_view&item_num=70684)

Very slick stuff. after backing down the ramp and unhooking the bow I am able to just push the boat with ease off the trailer.

DO NOT!! UNHOOK THE BOAT UNTIL YOU HAVE IT BACKED DOWN INTO THE WATER!!

I have started waxing my bunks. I used paste wax last time. Really works well and cheap!. But - adhere to the above warning. Not to mention - you get to wax the only part of your boat that you cannot touch when it's on the trailer

skilew
07-19-2005, 12:39 PM
I order a set of these Bunk Glide-Ons from Overtons. I plan to put them on this weekend. I also am concerned it may do too good a job so I am only putting the Glide-Ons, on the first half of the trailer bunks. I will leave the upper half of the bunks covered with carpet.

River Rat
07-19-2005, 01:27 PM
Boy do I have experance on this one

First, my buddy uses the Teflon strips on his cradle. Not a problem, his bu sits well on the bunks so it works really great. One winter I needed to work on my trailer so I took my Out board over there to store it for a week or so. Bad idea!!! The Larson didn’t fit as well, seems it was sitting on the inside edge of the runners. Not enough contact = not enough friction = oh sh!!t :eek3: . 4ft up the boat decided it had enough and it came off the cradle with me still in it…wow what a ride, only damage done was in my shorts!!

Several months ago I started using silicone spray on my boat trailer bunks and I really like it……move forward to July 4 weekend, we were loading jet ski’s. Then I came up with this bright idea! If it works on my boat it will work on my uncles ski…right?
Well you know that little strap you loop through the eyelet and bring back to the hook, to hold it on the trailer? It broke about 40ft up the CONCREATE ramp. My cousin was still on it when it landed in the middle of the ramp :o . I was sick. We (with the help of a few fellow boaters) picked it up and put it back on the trailer and found only a few scratchs on the hull, whew. I still use it on my boat trailer but I use my boat buddy and my strap when pulling out of the water

Andyg
07-19-2005, 01:51 PM
I also use the liquid rollers on my 2003 197 trailer. Slippery Stuff. Definetly have the boat in the water before disconnecting it from the trailer.