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mgs96ps
02-25-2016, 03:34 PM
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kscrib
02-25-2016, 03:41 PM
How do you propose the pads stick to the material of the ramp-n-clamp?

CantRepeat
02-25-2016, 03:44 PM
I don't think seadek will hold up to loading your boat. I would bet it wouldn't last longer then 5 or 10 loadings.

mgs96ps
02-25-2016, 03:45 PM
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mgs96ps
02-25-2016, 03:50 PM
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clrussell
02-25-2016, 04:20 PM
Carpet it... Neil did it and it works great

kyfooter
02-25-2016, 04:39 PM
+1 I carpeted mine for the cost of epoxy using trailer carpet remnants and haven't had an issue since.

mgs96ps
02-25-2016, 04:50 PM
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Mike Wells
02-25-2016, 05:06 PM
Depending on the cost, I'm interested

swatguy
02-25-2016, 05:53 PM
Carpet and liquid nails did awesome for mine.

epnault
02-25-2016, 06:08 PM
All,

I am in the process of making SeaDek templates for my boat buddy in order to reduce the marks on nose of boat when loading.

I believe that pads would help with marks and have enough durability to handle the task for a number of years.

I am gauging interest and cost threshold. I have no idea at this point.....and it would not happen overnight. I would take on all the initial headache with SeaDek to secure pricing. Please note that just a 18" X 38" piece of SeaDek material is close to $50 bucks and that does not include any routing and/or shipping to my knowledge. Bottom line is that I do not know what the final price would be. Material would be strom grey in color, brushed in texture and 5mm thick.

Here is what I proposing:

1.) I will wait for a week to see how many are interested in getting pads made. (maybe none)
2.) I will fit all templates on to the smallest sheet material SeaDek has available and secure a price for them to ship all product to me. (Shipping on to you would be additional cost and we would discuss later).


The templates were designed in AutoCAD and I would provide SeaDEK with the DXF files that could go directly to their router.


mgs96ps

Hated the boat buddy on my last boat. It scrached the boat. Improvement = roller

mgs96ps
02-25-2016, 06:13 PM
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KyleNowad
02-25-2016, 06:54 PM
Hated the boat buddy on my last boat. It scrached the boat. Improvement = roller

I got rid of it on my first boat. Now I'm interested to learn about this ramp n clamp...

jakethebt
02-25-2016, 09:49 PM
Here is the carpet on the ramp n clamp. I also did the same thing to my old boat buddy. I used std bunk carpet and spray adhesive. I cleaned the surface with mineral spirits, sprayed, applied and cut with a razor blade. They both worked great. No marks and seem to wear fine.

atihanyi
02-25-2016, 09:56 PM
I thought the ramp and clamp wasn't supposed to mark up the gel

jakethebt
02-25-2016, 10:00 PM
The boat buddy was light, consistent and easy to remove with acetone. The ramp n clamp was good for a while then got bad and was harder to remove. Check out the ramp n clamp thread for some really pissed off people's comments. Either way, both are decent products that worked well for me after a bit of spray adhesive and scrap bunk carpet.

neil.anderson63
02-25-2016, 11:55 PM
Liquid nails + bunk carpet remnant. Trimmed out with a razor knife. BAZANG! Used it 5-6 times so far without any trouble. No scuffing.

MattsCraft
02-26-2016, 07:38 AM
The boat buddy was light, consistent and easy to remove with acetone. The ramp n clamp was good for a while then got bad and was harder to remove. Check out the ramp n clamp thread for some really pissed off people's comments. Either way, both are decent products that worked well for me after a bit of spray adhesive and scrap bunk carpet.

Not to start another Ramp/Clamp bash here, lol but it does leave marks if you power load, no amount of wax that I found stops this, but I do like the product.

With that, what spray adhesive did you use for the carpet?

mgs96ps
02-26-2016, 08:27 AM
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jesam
02-26-2016, 08:32 AM
My apologies for starting another BB v RNC thread...really was not my intent.

Let me further complicate this by stating that here's the best Boat Buddy improvement that you can make. LOL



http://www.easternmarine.com/media/catalog/product/5/0/5062035_xl.jpg

mgs96ps
02-26-2016, 09:09 AM
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Jayhawk
02-26-2016, 10:44 AM
A guy with no boat...but has an opinion. That made my day.....too funny.

He has a sweet '06 X2 and it looks like he's using that roller: https://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=71652

bet_on_black
02-26-2016, 10:57 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160226/9f1d9563fdeee3c6507cad25aea5e65d.jpg

mgs96ps
02-26-2016, 11:10 AM
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kscrib
02-26-2016, 11:33 AM
I have the RNC. I like everything about it EXCEPT the scuff marks it leaves on my boat. I use the RNC to hold the boat on the ramp and then use the bow strap to hold the boat in place. I don't trust the RNC latch when pulling on the road. It may work, but I am old school, the bow strap works great no need to not use. I also use stern straps.

mgs96ps
02-26-2016, 11:53 AM
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mikeg205
02-26-2016, 12:09 PM
Here is the carpet on the ramp n clamp. I also did the same thing to my old boat buddy. I used std bunk carpet and spray adhesive. I cleaned the surface with mineral spirits, sprayed, applied and cut with a razor blade. They both worked great. No marks and seem to wear fine.

something just wrong on this pic.. can't pin point it - just wrong..

mikeg205
02-26-2016, 12:11 PM
Let me further complicate this by stating that here's the best Boat Buddy improvement that you can make. LOL



http://www.easternmarine.com/media/catalog/product/5/0/5062035_xl.jpg

I put a little mobile 1 synth grease on the ramp and clamp - no marks and the boats slides up very nicely.. just a little dab will do it.. and a then a paper towel - wiping down the boat anyway..

kscrib
02-26-2016, 01:44 PM
I was really wanting to know if RNC people keep the pin across eyelit when towing? Did RNC design pin as a secondary to winch strap. BB pin, (I think), was intended for straight pull up ramp and then is to be pulled into safety for tow/ storage.

Either way it's either BB or RNC for me with a closed bow but appreciate the no marks a roller provides.

RNC is a different than BB. I had BB on my 06 X30 and RNC on my 15 X23. RNC works better on the ramp, but with the annoyance of the scuff marks. I used a bow strap on both types. As I tried to say earlier, I don't know if the bow strap is required, but I still use it.

I have seen a couple of boats that have come off of trailers in car accidents. I aim to prevent that in case we are ever in an accident, end up in a ditch or what ever. The bow strap is so easy to put on, I do it for the added security.

thatsmrmastercraft
02-26-2016, 01:54 PM
I have the RNC. I like everything about it EXCEPT the scuff marks it leaves on my boat. I use the RNC to hold the boat on the ramp and then use the bow strap to hold the boat in place. I don't trust the RNC latch when pulling on the road. It may work, but I am old school, the bow strap works great no need to not use. I also use stern straps.

Are you old school enough to use a safety strap in addition to the bow strap and stern straps?

mgs96ps
02-26-2016, 01:55 PM
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mgs96ps
02-26-2016, 04:34 PM
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orbeamlb
02-26-2016, 07:59 PM
I was really wanting to know if RNC people keep the pin across eyelit when towing? Did RNC design pin as a secondary to winch strap. BB pin, (I think), was intended for straight pull up ramp and then is to be pulled into safety for tow/ storage.

Either way it's either BB or RNC for me with a closed bow but appreciate the no marks a roller provides.

RNC does not have a pin like the BB. RNC is very much like a car door latch. When towing I keep the winch strap tight and also use a safety strap to keep the boat from moving up and down and rubbing the bow eye against the RNC latch.