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Old 05 September 2013, 15:06   #1
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7m trailer bunk setup?

Hi,

I found a trailer big enough locally that might not be the first trailer I chose but it's big enough, the price was really right, and it was 20 minutes away. It's an EZloader that has bunks by they are set on a rotating mounting. Kind of a cross between a roller setup and bunks. I'll post some pictures tonight.

It has two sets of bunks. where do I want those to sit on the hull of my 7m zodiac? If you have a picture that would be great.

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Old 07 September 2013, 18:05   #2
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That hull, it likely doesn't matter too much (built pretty heavy, isn't it?)

You want the transom supported, and having the bunks ride just inside any chines will aid in self-centering (to a degree.)

One of the big boat guys can probably give a bit more insight.

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Next time my boat is off of the trailer, I'll see if I can remember to take pictures..
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on the trailer from the back would be the best shot. That way I can see the locations on the boat.

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This is what I have handy residing in my phone:
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I have a US EZloader - I've always assumed my bunks needed tightening rather than being "rotating". We may be talking different features but its not going to give you roller type ease. That said if your slipway and launch vehicle work ok with the trailer then its probably a better solution than rollers.
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I had an ezloader. 45" outside of bunk to outside of bunk, with bunks 12" above ezloader v beam. Aft edge of bunk at transom.

Those bunks work well and no problems getting on and off.

Whats the gvw of your trailer? I just upgraded to a bigger trailer cause mine was seriously under capacity.
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Thanks guys, looks like just about anywhere will work for the bunks. It's a 5800lbs trailer. Hopefully big enough. It's certainly long enough. Here's a picture. The bunks are mounted on rotating arms, it's actually supposed to be that way. Not sure if they make them that way anymore.

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Maybe mine are meant to tilt too? I only have two bunks not 4. You MAY find life easier for recovering if they don't move or at least are sprung with a bungee otherwise when they end up like in the pic recovery will be difficult.
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