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Old 07-28-2016, 11:29 PM
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Wink Bow roller - PS 205

I'm trying to get rid of my boat buddy and replace it with a bow roller. What I thought would be a 'straight forward' one bolt off one bolt back on task seems like it's becoming more. Anyone run into this? If so what did you do?

As you can likely see there is no room for the center roller as the bolt is tight against the bow eye.

My options seem to be as follows
1 - replace old crappy boat buddy with new boat buddy - not solving issue of leaving marks on the nose...
2 - grind down the center roller to allow space for the bow eye
3 - weld new extensions on the front to allow for bow roller to be further up the nose
4 -run it as is in the photos without the center roller
5 - install center roller and have bow eye rest on roller, potentially leaving bow to not set onto the V-plate in the front of the trailer

Thoughts? I really wasn't looking for this 'level' of a project... I just wanted to pull out the old and put in the new...



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Old 07-28-2016, 11:32 PM
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What if you made your v-bunk thicker so you would have more space for the middle roller?
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:34 PM
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What if you made your v-bunk thicker so you would have more space for the middle roller?
Super speedy response!!!

That's definitely an option... just not one I was looking to do at this time

If I did make it thicker what do folks typically use to space it up? The currently material feels like it's a UHMW or some sort of high density plastic.
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My bow roller had a middle section if I recall.
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Super speedy response!!!

That's definitely an option... just not one I was looking to do at this time

If I did make it thicker what do folks typically use to space it up? The currently material feels like it's a UHMW or some sort of high density plastic.
I would use old fashioned wood. The kind you would make the bunks out of. I believe that is what it was made of originally.
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I would use old fashioned wood. The kind you would make the bunks out of. I believe that is what it was made of originally.
Thanks! I was thinking of that after posting. Bunks are just PT wood so I would likely use that.

Appreciate the help! Sorry for making something more complicated than needed but hopefully this helps someone in the future.
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Old Yesterday, 08:57 AM
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Aluminum plate or HDPE for spacers under the V-bunks.
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Thanks! I was thinking of that after posting. Bunks are just PT wood so I would likely use that.

Appreciate the help! Sorry for making something more complicated than needed but hopefully this helps someone in the future.
No problem! I would have been just as confused as yourself as to why it didn't line up.
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