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Old 01-10-2016, 08:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Going to replace the bunks on my boat trailer this season and found this new Caliber Trailer Bunk Wrap Kit at BPS. Has anyone used these new wraps yet and if so how durable are they? Suppose to be better for invasive species protection and better protection for the boat paint.

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If you are replacing the carpet you should replace the wood as well.

I would be a little worried about losing some of the "stick" that carpet creates. I usually remove the winch strap before I get my boat in the water because I know the friction from the carpet will keep the boat from sliding. I would never do that with a roller trailer, and this makes it sound like it could create those same worries.
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I'm replacing the bunks as a whole, everything from wood to screws.
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Tony, Might look into a composite instead of wood-it will never rot or warp.

I used wood the last time I replaced mine and wish I'd spent the extra money for composite.
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Tony, How are you doing this? How are you lifting your boat off the trailer to work on the bunks? Curious, as I think it would be good information to know. Thanks!
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Tony, How are you doing this? How are you lifting your boat off the trailer to work on the bunks? Curious, as I think it would be good information to know. Thanks!
No you just spray the bottom of the boat and the new carpet with Pam cooking spray and you dont even have to take it off the trailer!...
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Tony, How are you doing this? How are you lifting your boat off the trailer to work on the bunks? Curious, as I think it would be good information to know. Thanks!
Quite a few options on how to do it. When I did. Mine, I did it during a weekend when I was camping at the lake. Left the boat on the water, and did it then.

I also know of people that have done it with floor jacks and jack stands, as well as block and tackle depending on the size of the boat.

Many boat dealers/mechanics have the ability to take the boat off the trailer and store it for you. I know that Best Marine in Wheat Ridge will do it.
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Not sure how easy that stuff is to work with but it looks like a nice product.
I would start with pressure treated wood, no matter what you cover it with.
Check out Overtons Trailer bunk glide on kit.
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Tony, How are you doing this? How are you lifting your boat off the trailer to work on the bunks? Curious, as I think it would be good information to know. Thanks!
Tiny, I use a floor jack with a 4x4 with a V notched in it to match the bottom contour of the boat. I'm going to use composite this time with the kit I posted on over that. Lowes has a 3 pak of composite 2"x4"x6' for just over $50.00...should last forever!!! I'm going to do it in a couple months so I'll write up a DIY blog with pics and post it here!
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