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    Member AKMarmot's Avatar
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    Question Trailer modifications

    Anybody ever modified a bunk trailer with rollers to enable beach launch / landings for small boats? I have a basic 16' caulkins trailer with bunks & wanted to purchase rollers & come up with a way to attatch rollers by welds or angle iron to enable beach launches & landings. I was looking at these rollers & was curious if anyone has done this.

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    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/224839375.html

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    Seems like a 16' boat would be pretty easy to launch if you added this type of a slide to your bunks. http://www.surfixinc.com/surfix_trailer_bunkslides.html

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    Wink Stay with the bunks

    I have been launching 16'-24' boats off the beach for almost 30 years and the biggest problem I have seen is with rollers. As Bighorn said, add some HDPE to the bunks and some side guides and be safe. Hop

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    Thanks big horn & dave, I think I will try those slides.
    Appreciatet the tip.

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    Default slides/skids

    AKmarmot, Cabelas has em too, would check/compare prices. luck

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    Default Rollers

    Here is a set of rollers if you decide to give them a try...

    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/224839375.html
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    http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j96/AKmud/213700RMK1-1.jpg


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