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Old 07-26-2006, 10:35 AM
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197 Trailer Bunk Problems

I am sure you are tired of reading of my MC trailer woes

2005 197 This thread is NOT about the brakes..
I'm on my third set of bunk carpets after having my boat a year with 60hrs.

My bunks wear thru the "inner" edge of carpet of the main center bunks quite quickly. As the dealer began work on my third bunk cover set, I decided to crawl around under the boat a bit and get a feel for how the trailer fits the boat... (PICS to come when it stops raining!)

The 197 has a bulbous slotted brass water intake which protrudes from the hull bottom...

This bulbous brass piece is about 3" from the inside edge of the center most port side trailer bunk when the boat is resting on the trailer.

To me, this is the cause of my carpet problem.... Unless all of you are able to get a perfect direct shot at your trailer 100% of the time you are loading and I am the only spaz, I see this as a design problem...

Eastie mentioned a flat "flush" water intake plate. That may work.

OR, move the bunks up and out a bit from the center so that the intake does not rub the trailer bunk as the boat goes on and off the trailer...

am I the only person seeing undue wear on the carpet of the mc trailer bunks on at least this one model?

My dealer has been great about handling my issues but I do not want to call him-any more than he wants to hear from me about these weird happenings. For this third carpet set, He has installed a non-mc carpet to see what might happen.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:36 AM
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I have the same issue on my 03 X7 as you with that specific spot on the carpet bunks. I keep saying I am going to get around to replacing the carpet but have actually yet to do it.
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Does your boat also have the bulbous water intake protruding near the bunk?
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Does your boat also have the bulbous water intake protruding near the bunk?
Yep.........
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hmmm .... Just me and Jeff?
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Would it help to cut an angle \ on the edge of the bunk. Also a promo friend sprays his bunks with pledge to help the boat slide.
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hmmm .... Just me and Jeff?
I bet there is more......but they are still worried about the pink seats.
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No problem here surprisingly...2005 197 tt...trailer it every morning and I see no wear and why would the intake hit if you pull the boat on straight?

When i take my boat off the trailer it is already floating and when i put it back on I have to drive up onto the trailer until the buddy clicks but i always stay straight and go slow...

I deal with a very steep ramp and a very flat ramp...never have a problem either way!?!?

Hey jrandol...what up dude? I got your message just been busy...got out this morning and yesterday with some members here at the lake...ran a full 28 off pass this morning at 6:08am...lol...20 minutes before the sun even came over the hill...we'll get out soon man!
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Would it help to cut an angle \ on the edge of the bunk. Also a promo friend sprays his bunks with pledge to help the boat slide.
It may help. I did spray 303 on set#2 because I was having hell getting on and off the trailer. More or less what I'd call a sticky feel to the hull rubbing the bunks when launching or loading..

303 helped of course, but was a bandaid in my opinion and was just asking for a boat ramp follie at some point in the future
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No problem here surprisingly...2005 197 tt...trailer it every morning and I see no wear and why would the intake hit if you pull the boat on straight?

When i take my boat off the trailer it is already floating and when i put it back on I have to drive up onto the trailer until the buddy clicks but i always stay straight and go slow...

I deal with a very steep ramp and a very flat ramp...never have a problem either way!?!?

Hey jrandol...what up dude? I got your message just been busy...got out this morning and yesterday with some members here at the lake...ran a full 28 off pass this morning at 6:08am...lol...20 minutes before the sun even came over the hill...we'll get out soon man!
Congrats on the 28' off pass Doug!!!
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