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Old 11-01-2005, 02:41 AM
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trailer guide post adjustment?

On my 197, I have to manually guide the boat to have equal spacing between the rub rail and guide posts to keep the rear chines(?) sitting right on the bunks. There's about 2" on each side between the post and rub rail. My question is, can and should I adjust the guide posts to where there is no space between the rub rail and post?
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:59 AM
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The posts are just a guide to go by...........not an exact, centering device.
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:59 AM
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I could be wrong, but I think the windshield area of my '95 ps190 is wider than the tail end. So, I'd think that the posts need to be as wide as that area unless they flex (which mine don't).
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:53 AM
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I think you're right about the midsection being wider. I've gotten in the habit of having the driver stop half way up the ramp so I can check and make sure the back end is lined up correctly. I guess I'll keep doing that.

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Old 11-01-2005, 03:40 PM
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I agree. Only you as a guide. I asked my dealer that question and that was their response.
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:58 PM
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The beam of most boats is widest just behind the windshield. That's why they are further apart.

A buddy of mine installed some small "bunks" at the back of the hull to center the transom. They're about 18" long, and attached to the trailer with metal brackets. They contact the boat at the very bottom of the hull, not like some others that come up high on the sides. They seem to work very well.
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Old 11-01-2005, 04:32 PM
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you might have the trailer in too far and that's allowing the boat to float above those rear bunks??????
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you might have the trailer in too far and that's allowing the boat to float above those rear bunks??????
That is exactly correct. You're loading too deep. Forget the guide posts. Let the bunks load the boat for you. But if you're too deep, they can't do the intended job....
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I could be wrong, but I think the windshield area of my '95 ps190 is wider than the tail end. So, I'd think that the posts need to be as wide as that area unless they flex (which mine don't).
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