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    So I was bored today and went and looked at my trailer. It never looked right to me and I even went to The place i bought my boat and asked them if my trailer was to short fo my 26 ft boat. They said no. Well I measured my friend trailer (same boat) and his trailer is 3 ft longer then mine..
    My bunks are 18 inches short of my bow and my bunks are 3 ft short then my friends bunks....
    trying to figure what to do..
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    How much weight is the trailer rated for? That will probably give you the answer you really don't want to hear. Most dealers/builders send boats out the door sitting on a trailer that is close to maximum capacity when the boat is dry.
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    Max cap 7500 lb
    boat 3600
    twin 115 400lb each
    158 gal fuel

    Its just weird my trailer is 3 ft shorter then my friends
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    Hey Gary, is your boat a 260 Alaskan? How long is your trailer? I'll measure mine to compare too.

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    Sometimes trailers are made for boats of verying lengths. I think my trailer is made for a boat that's anywhere from 23-27 (somethng like that) feet in length. I think the important thing is whether or not the transom is supported by the bunks since that's where most of the boat weight will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    Sometimes trailers are made for boats of verying lengths. I think my trailer is made for a boat that's anywhere from 23-27 (somethng like that) feet in length. I think the important thing is whether or not the transom is supported by the bunks since that's where most of the boat weight will be.
    Exactly!!!
    The bunks must extend all the way to the transom. If they are short the hull can develop a hook which is not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
    Exactly!!!
    The bunks must extend all the way to the transom. If they are short the hull can develop a hook which is not good.

    My bunks are 18 inches short of the bow
    From the spare tire to rear tail light is 138.5 inches
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    My bunks are 18 inches short of the bow
    From the spare tire to rear tail light is 138.5 inches
    It's not terribly critical that the bunks extend all the way to the bow, but it is important that they extend all the way to the transom.

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    On my EZ loader trailer, my bunks are 12' long. From the back of the bunk to the front cross member of the trailer is 215". My bunks are about 4 inches short of reaching the transom. I'm about to replace them here soon and i'll make sure they reach just past the transom this time. Hope this helps you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    My bunks are 18 inches short of the bow
    From the spare tire to rear tail light is 138.5 inches
    18 inches short of bow, or the stern? If there's room, and it would allow the stern to be supported and not put too much weight on the tongue, then maybe you could move the wench forward so the boat could get further forward on the trailer.

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    My fault I meant stern......
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    That can't be a good thing with the weight back there. You definately want support under the verticle support of the stern - extended transom or not.

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    Woops. Me too. I meant winch, not wench. Unless of course you keep a young female on your trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    My bunks are 18 inches short of the stern
    From the spare tire to rear tail light is 138.5 inches
    This is not good. You want the bunks even with the transom. Is there room to move the winch tower forward on the tongue? If not your trailer is too short and you got hosed by your dealer and need to go have a chat with them!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    Woops. Me too. I meant winch, not wench. Unless of course you keep a young female on your trailer.
    Sure do!!!!
    She supplies me with beer when I'm thirsty!!!!!

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