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pmikler
08-05-2013, 02:35 PM
Boat is a 06 x30

The Boat dock company I am using is putting in an inboard specific cradle and to his credit the owner has admitted that he doesn't do a lot of v drive inboards. We are wondering how much aft overhang is acceptable? Can the aft hang 1, 2 , 3 feet over the bunks? My best guess was the end of the bunks being just past the motor mounts.

Its important because I am trying to get the boat centered under the roof for maximum shade and need to know where to put the lift.

According to the manufacturer the cradle is 12' bunks and is rated for up to a 23' inboard boat.

I looked through the boat dock thread and didn't get much info.


Thanks all

JerryW
08-05-2013, 02:51 PM
It probably depends a lot on how the lift you're getting is built and configured, as to whether you can do this or not, but I had the bunks for our lift configured and positioned to match the bunks on the Mastercraft trailer. Actually had another pair added since the lift only came standard with one pair. I figured that way the support would be in the same place as what the manufacturer felt was needed.

pmikler
08-05-2013, 03:51 PM
It probably depends a lot on how the lift you're getting is built and configured, as to whether you can do this or not, but I had the bunks for our lift configured and positioned to match the bunks on the Mastercraft trailer. Actually had another pair added since the lift only came standard with one pair. I figured that way the support would be in the same place as what the manufacturer felt was needed.

Here is the type of cradle that i have. I would imagine you can easily add bunks to it but extending them outside if the frame is going to do little http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/06/ymy3ajej.jpg

76S&S
08-05-2013, 08:03 PM
For 12' bunks I would place the rear of the boat almost on the end of the bunks. Maybe 1' to 2'(max) overhang.

swjtlongdrive
10-13-2015, 09:59 AM
PMikler, can I ask you where you got the cradle that is pictured above. I'm looking at upgrading our boat lift that currently houses a 23' pontoon to hold our new to us 2004 x10. I'd love to buy a cradle that is completed and ready to go for our boat rather then using adjustable bunks on the existing cradle. Yours looks to be just that. Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

MC25
10-13-2015, 10:17 AM
Boat mate trailers sells cradles as well.

pmikler
10-13-2015, 02:08 PM
PMikler, can I ask you where you got the cradle that is pictured above. I'm looking at upgrading our boat lift that currently houses a 23' pontoon to hold our new to us 2004 x10. I'd love to buy a cradle that is completed and ready to go for our boat rather then using adjustable bunks on the existing cradle. Yours looks to be just that. Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

http://www.boatcradles.com/hsk7500.htm

I am not sure if they ship out of the state of Florida. Fairly small shop with 3-4 guys working. I hope this helps.

swjtlongdrive
10-13-2015, 03:26 PM
Thanks. pmikler.

Wakerider16
10-13-2015, 03:36 PM
I bring my x2 flush with the bunks. I have had 6" to 12" of overhang without problem but since I have the clearance to bring it flush with the bunks I do. Anything more than that would make me nervous. At the same time with a 3' overhang you would only be in contact with 60% of the bunk (atleast my hull would be) so not sure what the point of that would be.

Best of luck with the new boat house.

kyfooter
10-13-2015, 05:55 PM
I try to mirror the trailer exactly whenever possible. I looked into the aluminum cradles, and I think they are fantastic. I ultimately decided to build my own however, because (1) it was less expensive, and (2) I could design it in a manner that makes the bunks fit the exact same way my trailer fits.

kyfooter
10-13-2015, 05:59 PM
pmikler, If you need to modify your cradle, to add another support cross member in the back, can you have someone weld on a 2' extension on each side of the cradle, to support an additional cross-member?

pmikler
10-13-2015, 08:16 PM
Thanks Gents- But i am already sorted out. The post is just over 2 years old. Sincerely thank you for the advice and time it took to upload pics.