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    Does anyone know where I can get the slick bunks here in Ak? My trailer has bare wood bunks, need to bling it!
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    Just screw/bolt on some UHMW strips, she'll be slick as ice !!

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    CAC plastics in Wasilla has lots of this stuff.

    Might even get some cheap ones out of the scrap bin they have.

    Another thought is using some carpet. Sometimes the bunks get too slick and you could accidently unload when you don't want to.....just a thought.

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    Alaska Rubber and rigging had a good price, we used some 1/2" black.

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    I did the same thing as AKgramps a couple of years ago with 1/2" thick black from Ak Rubber. The only thing I noticed of concern was the stuff expands more than the wood in the sun and tends to pull up the screws so you have to watch for screws that might damage the hull. Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with it. I also dressed it up with road mat material, black so it covered up the wood and looks good.

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    What about screwing down a length of 1"x4" trex on top of your wooden bunks.
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    2nd the carpet i have 2' of plastic 2' of the carpet. Dont want to unload the boat before the water.....
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    All good ideas; trex sounds the most accessible here in Homer.
    Thought about carpet but I do need it to be slick; the ramp here is such that if I keep the rear wheels of the truck just barely touching the water, boat is hard to crank up by hand.
    also gonna bottom paint the boat meaning it will sit in the harbor for the summer so not a lot of loading/unloading but just wanna streamline the whole thing.
    considering welding in a 2-3' extension to the trailer tongue.

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    They have UHMW at the Gear Shed I believe...
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