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JeromeM
04-25-2011, 12:47 PM
Hi,

I have a 99 PS205 and last year when I bought the boat I bought a used inboard trailer, it was for a Malibu and they are just not built the same:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/GTPJAY/IMG00159-20100614-1308.jpg

As you can see, it has 2 bunks on each side and they really aren't lined up well at all. They are welded which is harder to work with, so this past weekend I jacked up the boat and pulled the trailer out, I ordered some adjustable bunks and will be cutting off the old ones and installing a single bunk on each side, like this trailer. (Took this pic from a trailer restore thread, SWEET job, hope it's ok)

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/GTPJAY/DSC00686.jpg

In order to make life easier, would anyone happen to have the measurements for the bunks?

Looking for:
-distance from inside of the left bunk to the inside of the right bunk (back, middle, front)
-bunk length
-bunk height off the ground (back, middle, front)

With this at least it gives me a place to start then I can put the trailer under the boat and make some small adjustments.

Thanks in advance for the help!
Jay

JeromeM
04-26-2011, 04:40 PM
Anyone by chance able to take a couple quick measurements? :)

coz
04-26-2011, 09:10 PM
Hi,

I have a 99 PS205 and last year when I bought the boat I bought a used inboard trailer, it was for a Malibu and they are just not built the same:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/GTPJAY/IMG00159-20100614-1308.jpg

As you can see, it has 2 bunks on each side and they really aren't lined up well at all. They are welded which is harder to work with, so this past weekend I jacked up the boat and pulled the trailer out, I ordered some adjustable bunks and will be cutting off the old ones and installing a single bunk on each side, like this trailer. (Took this pic from a trailer restore thread, SWEET job, hope it's ok)

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/GTPJAY/DSC00686.jpg

In order to make life easier, would anyone happen to have the measurements for the bunks?

Looking for:
-distance from inside of the left bunk to the inside of the right bunk (back, middle, front)
-bunk length
-bunk height off the ground (back, middle, front)

With this at least it gives me a place to start then I can put the trailer under the boat and make some small adjustments.

Thanks in advance for the help!
Jay

Which one are you using? the top one with the 4 bunks would be the correct way for the 205, not the double bunk trailer.

JeromeM
04-26-2011, 10:36 PM
the black one is mine, but the bunks don't fit my boat so i need to fix them, also the boat sits too high on the trailer so i'm fixing that at the same time.

From looking through pics, i thought the white one with 2 bunks was the right one for a 99 205? I've seen many pics so if this is wrong i would like to know.

And if someone could post actual pics with bunk measurements?

JeromeM
04-26-2011, 10:45 PM
My original thought was find a used MC trailer but around here, impossible.
The local dealer sells them with Shoreline trailers, no sense in buying one of those when i can just install adjustable bunks on this one.

coz
04-26-2011, 11:46 PM
From looking through pics, i thought the white one with 2 bunks was the right one for a 99 205? I've seen many pics so if this is wrong i would like to know.

And if someone could post actual pics with bunk measurements?

My 98 is like the top one with 4 bunks but with a v-block for the bow.

banMBC
04-26-2011, 11:55 PM
I got 27 inches between the inside two and 6 inch from them to the outside two with 8 inch bunks. Height gonna vary front and Back due to how your jack is, I got 21 and a half for middle height on outside bunk.

JeromeM
04-26-2011, 11:59 PM
My 98 is like the top one with 4 bunks but with a v-block for the bow.

really huh? Do you have pics of the boat on the trailer? and how the boat sits on the bunks?

i saw a thread for a 02 197:http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=34308&page=12

yours like that?

JeromeM
04-27-2011, 12:01 AM
I got 27 inches between the inside two and 6 inch from them to the outside two with 8 inch bunks. Height gonna vary front and Back due to how your jack is, I got 21 and a half for middle height on outside bunk.

any chance you have pics of the trailer with and/or without the boat on it?

i appreciate all the help, i will be documenting all in a thread :)

banMBC
04-27-2011, 12:02 AM
And length is middle boards 106 inch and outside is 80 inch

banMBC
04-27-2011, 12:09 AM
I don't have pics, the two outside boards sit flush with the back of the boat and the two inside are 27 inch in.

JeromeM
04-27-2011, 12:21 AM
I don't have pics, the two outside boards sit flush with the back of the boat and the two inside are 27 inch in.

ok thanks, i think i can picture it and can fine tune once i have the boat above the trailer.

So the inside measurement of the outside bunks should be 55in roughly?

27in between inside bunks, 8*2=16 for inside bunk width, 6in*2 for distance between inside and outside bunks for a total of 55in.

banMBC
04-27-2011, 12:24 AM
Yeah sounds right.

JeromeM
04-27-2011, 02:14 AM
Doing some more research.

Here is a 97 PS 205 trailer, single bunk:
http://design.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=52017&stc=1&d=1253638230

Here is a 02 X-Star, did it still have the 205 hull then? Hard to tell if it's single or dual bunk http://boats.iboats.com/2002-mastercraft-x-series-x-star/729256.html

Listing for a 99 PS 205 trailer here, lots of pics, single bunk :S http://www.recreationalsalvage.com/auction/detail.asp?id=233

Would be great if pics were easy to find! But certainly looks like there were single bunk trailers then it was switched to dual at some point.

JeromeM
04-28-2011, 10:43 AM
So looking at the pics of the 02 X-star a little closer, the hull looks like the same as what I have, at the back anyways. and judging by the below pics I think the trailer is only a single bunk.

Anyone know the reason there would be single and dual bunk trailers for seemingly the same hull?

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/GTPJAY/l_mastercrafty09.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/GTPJAY/l_mastercrafty10.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/GTPJAY/l_mastercrafty11.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/GTPJAY/l_mastercrafty16.jpg


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dmminfla
04-28-2011, 10:54 AM
Doing some more research.

Here is a 97 PS 205 trailer, single bunk:
http://design.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=52017&stc=1&d=1253638230

Here is a 02 X-Star, did it still have the 205 hull then? Hard to tell if it's single or dual bunk http://boats.iboats.com/2002-mastercraft-x-series-x-star/729256.html

Listing for a 99 PS 205 trailer here, lots of pics, single bunk :S http://www.recreationalsalvage.com/auction/detail.asp?id=233

Would be great if pics were easy to find! But certainly looks like there were single bunk trailers then it was switched to dual at some point.

The first link is a picture of my original 1997 ps205 galvinized trailor in my back yard. It had only the two bunks.

mrprostar
04-28-2011, 11:59 AM
I have an 2008 Extreme trailer from Malibu for my 96 205. It has four bunks but the two in the middle were too low in the back and had to be raised about two inches to sit flush with the bottom of the boat. I assume because it is so much flatter than wake boats. The two outside bunks sit flush from front to back and it sits tight in the V for the bow.

JeromeM
04-28-2011, 12:09 PM
I have an 2008 Extreme trailer from Malibu for my 96 205. It has four bunks but the two in the middle were too low in the back and had to be raised about two inches to sit flush with the bottom of the boat. I assume because it is so much flatter than wake boats. The two outside bunks sit flush from front to back and it sits tight in the V for the bow.

Mine was kind of sitting like that too, but unfortunately the seams of the hull were sitting on all 4 of the bunks which I don't think is good.

And at the front the boat wasn't coming up to the roller right because the bunks are too high, you can see in the picture below. If I were to use the winch and crank it tight, the bow eye would be above the rubber "V" which isn't right. It also looks like it's sitting way high on the trailer, with the bunks lowered the nose of the boat would come up to the right spot I think.

My thoughts were to lower and adjust the bunks to fit the hull properly, move the orange roller from the bottom to the top and where the orange roller is now, extend and add a V made of wood and covered in bunk carpet like I see all of the Mastercraft trailers have. With that I think the trailer would be perfect.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/GTPJAY/IMG_0555.jpg

mrprostar
04-28-2011, 12:25 PM
This is before I got it pulled up to the bow eye, but you get the idea. I didn't make any adjustments to the width of the bunks, just the height. I would think the spacing would be the same whether its single or double axle.

JeromeM
04-28-2011, 12:41 PM
I think my trailer is a 2000 model so I don't know if it makes a difference, you boat looks like it sits nicely on it.