Bunk location on tilt trailer?

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Texas Prowler
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Bunk location on tilt trailer?

Post by Texas Prowler » 30 Jul 2016, 15:17

Last week I was looking at my trailer and realized it's a tilt trailer. I knew it is custom made, but tilt makes it way better. It currently doesn't have any bunks.
Since i will be putting a heavy 50hp Johnson on the tin I figure i will need to install bunks to support the hull. Currently the kneel is the only part of the hull resting on the trailer. Sky is the limit sorta... I have access to a welder and already plan to relocate the front side bunk post behind the tire for better bunk to hull fitment.
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Re: Bunk location on tilt trailer?

Post by Texas Prowler » 30 Jul 2016, 16:09

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Bunk location on tilt trailer?

Post by richg99 » 31 Jul 2016, 19:56

If I am seeing the hull correctly, it appears that you have a slightly rounded hull. The brackets sold for that purpose are designed to allow the bunks to tilt sideways. I'd avoid the strakes and the rivet heads. I added pvc guttering to my bunks to make launching and recovery easier.

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Re: Bunk location on tilt trailer?

Post by Texas Prowler » 31 Jul 2016, 22:35

Yes the hull is rounded for sure. I'm not sure if I should add two or four bunks across the transom. I guess that's my main concern.

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Bunk location on tilt trailer?

Post by richg99 » 31 Jul 2016, 22:43

Guess it would depend on the weight of the motor and hull. My G3 1652 with a 50 hp two cycle Johnson has two bunks. Seems plenty to me, as long as they properly support the transom.

I can't remember a boat that I've owned (lots of them) that had four bunks, other than a 20 ft Gulf-Coast with a 150 hp 'Rude on it.

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Bunk location on tilt trailer?

Post by perchjerker » 01 Aug 2016, 10:04

2 bunks is plenty

just follow's Rich's advice

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Bunk location on tilt trailer?

Post by minuteman62-64 » 21 Aug 2016, 22:38

If you were questioning if the tilt feature of the trailer would make any difference in the bunk location, I believe the answer would be "no." Set the bunks to properly support the boat - that is probably where it will be spending most of its time.

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