View Full Version : 1990 trailer Brace
08-15-2013, 06:24 PM
Does everybody else's trailer have this brace. Just wondering because its rubbing my hull when I load. It has a roller on it but I can tell its been added. But I'm kinda thinking the whole brace has been added.
08-15-2013, 06:27 PM
Here's another view to give a better idea where it is.
08-15-2013, 09:58 PM
Is the trailer MC or aftermarket?
Looks like my 88's trailer - but I don't think that has a brace there.
I would consider shimming the bunks up a bit.
08-15-2013, 10:56 PM
Yes it's a MC trailer. I think it was added. That's the reason I was wondering if anybody else's trailer had it, I'm thinking about cutting it out.
08-15-2013, 11:15 PM
Not added...Original on that year trailer!
08-15-2013, 11:37 PM
My 90 has it. Had to turn the plastic around to keep from scratching the hull
08-16-2013, 12:05 AM
My '89 trailer has it. I also added a roller just before the cross member as it makes loading on our steep ramps easier than the keel cutting into the pad.
08-16-2013, 08:14 AM
Well, I guess I will leave it then. Thanks for the response.
08-21-2013, 05:32 PM
Mine has that bar too. Just like Mustangtexas did, I put a keel roller on mine as well. I'll post pics in a trailer thread sometime. Now I can finally repair my keel damage from hitting that stupid thing. I let the pad get too worn down, and gelcoat sure doesn't like metal :(
Keep a close eye on it!
08-21-2013, 05:37 PM
How is the keel looking? On every 93' that I have seen, the keel roller has done a number on the gelcoat. I did not put a roller on my aftermarket trailer for that very reason. The V guide and bunks should be enough.
08-21-2013, 05:44 PM
Mine already has a roller on it. I replaced the roller and the pad last year. This is what it has done to my keel. I didn't know it had done it until I crawled up under it one day.
08-21-2013, 05:47 PM
The way our trailers are designed something needs to be there. I don't hit it every time, but if the trailer and launch aren't perfect it rubs there. I thought of making some kind of a lower "V" guide there, but decided adding the roller was much easier. I agree we do need to keep an eye on the rollers as well, they take a lot of weight when loading and can wear out as well. We replaced the roller on my brother in law's '98 a few years back as he was getting down to the metal roller bar.
08-21-2013, 05:54 PM
It should've been done like the braces farther back on the trailer are. They are bent in a V. The one up front is just to close to the keel.