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Bunk Slicks??? #6380414 07/09/11 02:26 PM
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Does anyone have any input on Bunk Slick trailer bunks, I am looking for something to help a boat load easier. Any input appreciated.


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Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: nitro250] #6380531 07/09/11 03:20 PM
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Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: HasBen] #6380762 07/09/11 05:07 PM
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Gotta be real selective on where to put those "slick sticks" - if you're only after an easier LOAD, put two sticks on each bunk from the mid-point up toward the bow wench. If you put 'em all on, DO NOT disconnect your bow from the trailer before you back down the ramp to launch. Those slick pads are super slick and a premature launch onto the ramp WILL occur.

You have to screw them into the bunk boards. I attributed the ones I mounted to the earlier-than-expected rotting of the bunk boards, so I don't use them anymore. I just bury the trailer a little deeper when loading/unloading.


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Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: nitro250] #6385755 07/11/11 12:45 PM
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You could spray pam cooking oil on the bunks & it makes it easier.

Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: redfinŽ] #6385902 07/11/11 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: redfinŽ
Gotta be real selective on where to put those "slick sticks" - if you're only after an easier LOAD, put two sticks on each bunk from the mid-point up toward the bow wench. If you put 'em all on, DO NOT disconnect your bow from the trailer before you back down the ramp to launch. Those slick pads are super slick and a premature launch onto the ramp WILL occur.

You have to screw them into the bunk boards. I attributed the ones I mounted to the earlier-than-expected rotting of the bunk boards, so I don't use them anymore. I just bury the trailer a little deeper when loading/unloading.
+1 on the premature launch, been there done that !

Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: trlrman] #6387845 07/11/11 09:20 PM
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I spray silicone on mine about once a year, the cheap stuff from hardware or autopart stores. It works well

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Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: MLTX] #6388558 07/11/11 11:47 PM
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Just borrow the liquid kitchen soap bottle from the kitchen and squeeze some down the length of the bunks before you load the boat....you will surprised how slick it makes them....

Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: Dwight] #6392406 07/12/11 10:57 PM
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if you are talking about the teflon tabs to help,let me offer a small bit of advise; DO NOT BUY THEM!!!!!i just got my boat back from the glass shop,they were on my trailer when i purchased my boat,after being on there for a couple of years,they had eaten about 1/4 inch of glass off every chine they were on.save yourself the money,put new carpet on!

Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: MATTSUEY] #6392483 07/12/11 11:18 PM
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They are a type of "band aid" device in my mind. If you want an e-z load/ launch trailer either set it up so that your boat sits on rollers, and lots of them or get some of those composite bunks. If you do any of it yourself make sure that the fasteners are not where they can contact your boat.


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Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: MATTSUEY] #6392486 07/12/11 11:19 PM
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They are a type of "band aid" device in my mind. If you want an e-z load/ launch trailer either set it up so that your boat sits on rollers, and lots of them or get some of those composite bunks. If you do any of it yourself make sure that the fasteners are not where they can contact your boat.


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Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: Droyhef] #6394253 07/13/11 01:20 PM
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My shop does not recommend the teflon strips. The strips are too narrow and unless you are covering the entire width of the bunk, you have now created less then 1/2 the surface contact area for you boat to rest on. This will warp your hull. Just like setting too much weight on the center rollers. That too will warp your hull. A properly adjusted trailer will allow the boat to slide on and off relatively easily. MOST trailers are not adjusted properly. And for heavens sake, do not use composite decking material for bunk boards. That stuff cannot even hold it's own weight without warping. What do you think it's going to do when a boat sets on it?


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Originally Posted By: Mike Halfmann the boatmann
My shop does not recommend the teflon strips. The strips are too narrow and unless you are covering the entire width of the bunk, you have now created less then 1/2 the surface contact area for you boat to rest on. This will warp your hull. Just like setting too much weight on the center rollers. That too will warp your hull. A properly adjusted trailer will allow the boat to slide on and off relatively easily. MOST trailers are not adjusted properly. And for heavens sake, do not use composite decking material for bunk boards. That stuff cannot even hold it's own weight without warping. What do you think it's going to do when a boat sets on it?

What adjustments should be checked to ensure proper trailer adjustment?


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Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: nitro250] #6396651 07/13/11 11:50 PM
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Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: Droyhef] #6397803 07/14/11 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted By: Texas Megafish Adventures
i bought some, not cheat.them i had to carpet on them. they were rubbing gelcoat off.


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Re: Bunk Slicks??? [Re: Droyhef] #6399864 07/14/11 09:12 PM
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Go to Academy and pick up a can of 'liquid rollers'. It is super slick and helps out tremendously. Just don't unhook your boat until your ready!!!!

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