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Convert from rollers to bunk?

Post by FormerParatrooper » 25 Jul 2019, 20:18

Dumb question maybe?

Is is possible to change a roller trailer to bunks? Anyone do it with success?
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Convert from rollers to bunk?

Post by JL8Jeff » 25 Jul 2019, 21:46

I did last year and the boat sits lower on the trailer and actually loads easier since I have the bunk lined up to guide the boat better than the rollers did.
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Convert from rollers to bunk?

Post by onthewater102 » 26 Jul 2019, 17:00

Possible - yes

Advisable for an aluminum boat - absolutely
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Convert from rollers to bunk?

Post by jethro » 29 Jul 2019, 09:27

Most trailers are identical other than the bunk/roller setup. Just need to change the brackets and install bunks.
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Convert from rollers to bunk?

Post by FormerParatrooper » 29 Jul 2019, 23:08

Thanks all. What I have is a semi v and the rollers are denting the sides.
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Convert from rollers to bunk?

Post by overboard » 30 Jul 2019, 06:48

I also converted a roller trailer to bunks without any problems.

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Convert from rollers to bunk?

Post by JL8Jeff » 30 Jul 2019, 10:05

I searched around on Ebay and found the brackets for a good price, got the u-bolts from Amazon I think and grabbed the vinyl downspout from Lowes and cut it in half. I sold the rollers and brackets for almost the same cost for the bunk stuff so it was a break even. You can see the bunks allow the boat to sit lower on the trailer so I don't have to back as far into the water.
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Convert from rollers to bunk?

Post by thedude » 31 Jul 2019, 00:10

Nice. Consider some guide posts and maybe a nice 12 guide roller in the back to help the nose line up on lower grade boat ramps.

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Convert from rollers to bunk?

Post by FormerParatrooper » 02 Aug 2019, 18:03

Looks good. Got the idea now. Thanks all.
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