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Old 04-17-2010, 10:31 AM
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I never considered using anything on the pads but carpet or firehose sheathing because I partially float the boats off of their trailers but some of the bigger fishing boats down here have started using poly on there bunker pads. The bigger boats have trouble getting the trailers deep enough to float the boats without getting the tow vehicles wet. Poly is slick.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:42 AM
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The whole trailer is submerged on launching. It gets put in by a tractor on a shallow beach - no slipway. That's the problem. The tractor is up to the middle of the axles before the boat is near floating. Any deeper and the tractor alternator and battery drown - so the easier and shallower I can get it off the trailer the better - and the less grief I get from the guy on the tractor!!!
Still haven't launched this year - weather crap. I'll post how I get on though.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:54 AM
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I have used liquid rollers on my marine railway bunks and the front 2 feet of my trailer as I too have difficutly getting my 04 197 on the trailer with a low slope boat ramp. If I back the trailer in too deep the nose of the boat won't go over the front post of the trailer. I usually have to have a couple of people stand on the back swim platform to get the nose of the boat high enough to clear the trailer post.
So, liquid rollers is amazing stuff, when it gets wet it is so slippery that if stepped on you will slip off and hard (ouch). I do not recommend it for a marine railway if there is a slope to it. For the trailer it has made loading much easier. A can of the stuff should last a lifetime.
Next time I go to Britain I'll bring you a can of it.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:04 AM
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Cheers! Thanks for the offer. Its really that good eh? Maybe someone over there could post a can to me? I'd be happy to pay. Will they post aerosols over-seas? Might explode in transit!
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:52 AM
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Go to West Marine.com.They sell Liquid Rollers.You can order it from their web site.I think I paid $21.00 for a can,but it it last a long time.One can will last me several months.Yes it does work great.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:11 AM
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The whole trailer is submerged on launching. It gets put in by a tractor on a shallow beach - no slipway. That's the problem. The tractor is up to the middle of the axles before the boat is near floating. Any deeper and the tractor alternator and battery drown - so the easier and shallower I can get it off the trailer the better - and the less grief I get from the guy on the tractor!!!
Still haven't launched this year - weather crap. I'll post how I get on though.
Best of luck Mate.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:51 PM
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Another vote for plastic

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Old 06-19-2010, 01:37 PM
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Just got back from a non MC boat dealer. I asked for liquid rollers... of course they didn't have it. The owner (who has been in this location for a long long time) said to use silicone. At the time I barely remember reading this, I knew I heard silicone in here. So before I left town, stopped back by the office to read up on it here again. Great! Bought a $15 can of silicone, can't return it. I even asked the guy who sells i/o's if this would hurt the gel coat or fiberglass... three of the workers all at the same time said no. Sounds like I need to find another marine store! At least I have TT for reliable information! Thanks for the thread and saving me a lot of headaches.

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Old 06-19-2010, 02:05 PM
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Just got back from a non MC boat dealer. I asked for liquid rollers... of course they didn't have it. The owner (who has been in this location for a long long time) said to use silicone. At the time I barely remember reading this, I knew I heard silicone in here. So before I left town, stopped back by the office to read up on it here again. Great! Bought a $15 can of silicone, can't return it. I even asked the guy who sells i/o's if this would hurt the gel coat or fiberglass... three of the workers all at the same time said no. Sounds like I need to find another marine store! At least I have TT for reliable information! Thanks for the thread and saving me a lot of headaches.

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Silicone caused one of our previous boats to develop gelcoat blisters only where it sat on the carpeted bunks. I haven't used it since and have not had any more blisters on the last 2 boats.
According to one of my local body shop customers and he is a fiberglass specialist in repairing Corvettes, boats and anything fiberglass, he said never use it.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:51 AM
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Here's a question for you guys...
I sprayed on some Turtle Wax to lube the bunks. Pretty crazy the difference it makes. However I noticed a little issue while towing it home. The boat actually slid side to side a bit. I couldn't believe it. I could actually move the boat on the bunks out of water just by pushing on it. Did I put to much wax on the bunks? Do you not spray the back half of the bunks? I had replaced the carpet on the front V and was almost certain that is where my troubles were coming from, but figured I should spray the whole set up to assist in loading. What do you guys think? Should I remove some of it on the back half of the bunks? Or just throw a strap over the top of the boat while trailering?
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