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by bplayer405
06 May 2020, 07:47
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Loading the boat
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Loading the boat

The trailer for my 16' flat Monark was under a fiberglass tri-hull boat and I modified it with wood cross rails to support composite decking bunks. Makes unloading/loading pretty easy by myself. Loading is just get the end of the bunks under water.

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by bplayer405
24 Jul 2019, 09:39
Forum: Trailers
Topic: New bunks and bunk wrap
Replies: 35
Views: 7763

New bunks and bunk wrap

richg99 wrote:Treated lumber...aluminum boat...not me.
My boat only touches the composite deck boards. Treaded lumber is the framing only.

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by bplayer405
24 Jul 2019, 08:31
Forum: Trailers
Topic: New bunks and bunk wrap
Replies: 35
Views: 7763

New bunks and bunk wrap

Regarding using Trex boards for bunks... I have installed a lot of composite decks over the years and fair warning, it's basically soft plastic and it needs to have support every 16" or it will sag in the heat. It's amazing how soft it gets in the heat. Now, I have never used it for bunks, but I wo...
by bplayer405
24 Jul 2019, 08:13
Forum: Motors
Topic: Good article about servicing small engines
Replies: 16
Views: 1747

Good article about servicing small engines

Casey's in my area is the only one I know of that has 91 octane ethanol free fuel. I use it in every 2 and 4 stoke small engine I have. My old Mariner 48 runs great using it.

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by bplayer405
11 Apr 2017, 07:41
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Outrageous idea? Lightweight floor and decking FOAM
Replies: 15
Views: 1753

Outrageous idea? Lightweight floor and decking FOAM

I have an older 1648 flatbottom that has only a rear bench seat and an extended front deck, so the middle of my boat is all open floor. I used 2" pink rigid foam between the ribs (yes my ribs are 2" tall) and 3/8" plywood then carpet. Main reason I stayed with the plywood is because I use foldable l...
by bplayer405
24 Jul 2016, 00:48
Forum: Motors
Topic: Help..
Replies: 52
Views: 4256

Help..

You'll need to give it a try now and see how it handles on the water. Adjust as necessary.

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by bplayer405
12 Jul 2016, 01:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop decision
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Prop decision

Most prop sites show for every inch of pitch increase the rpms drop around 200. So I would go 3" to 4" of pitch increase. If you ever haul more weight, then 3". If not, and only use the boat as mostly transport, 4".

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by bplayer405
08 Jun 2015, 07:43
Forum: Trailers
Topic: bunk rollers
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

bunk rollers

I replaced my bunks with composite decking. Went full length, just outside the ribs on my 1648 flatbottom. It self aligns and loading and unloading is a breeze. Composite decking tends to sag if not fully supported, did you do anything to support it? Yes. My trailer was originally under a fish and ...
by bplayer405
08 Jun 2015, 07:00
Forum: Trailers
Topic: bunk rollers
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

bunk rollers

I replaced my bunks with composite decking. Went full length, just outside the ribs on my 1648 flatbottom. It self aligns and loading and unloading is a breeze.
by bplayer405
07 Jun 2015, 19:31
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Catfish Rod & Reel
Replies: 22
Views: 4521

Catfish Rod & Reel

I've been using 3 white Berkley 7' Big Game rods with medium action for the last 3 years. They're equipped with Bass Pro Shops CatMaxx open face reels and 20 lb Berkley Big Cat line. Poles are $20 and reels are $50. No issues yet, but haven't caught anything big enough to have me update a thing. Hav...