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Old 14 July 2014, 09:14   #1
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Bunks for my trailer

Anyone know where I can buy some wooden planks (2 inches thick) to use as bunks on a trailer.

All the websites Ive seen dont seem to do planks long / thick enough.

Even the trailer websites dont seem to show them. Might have to speak to a sawmill, but thought I'd check with you guys before I did that.
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Try kedel.co.uk they make recycled plastic timber


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Mmm, thats good. I will give them a call. Looks like it will resist rot and not need a carpet and provide lower friction. Bonus

Just need to see what the strength is.

Cheers for that, brilliant find.
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Lots of people use plastic decking like Trex. What length do they need to be that you can't buy them at the hardware store in wood?
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They need to be about 5 to 5.5m long. 30cm wide. 5cm thick. The three hardware superstores I went to had nothing close.
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Why bunks and not rollers? Noah launched the Ark off of a bunked trailer.
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They need to be about 5 to 5.5m long. 30cm wide. 5cm thick. The three hardware superstores I went to had nothing close.
Any crossmembers where you could add additional supports and brackets and split the length?

I had enough problem finding appropriate lumber about 12 feet long.

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Well the existing ones are long, so its possible to get them that long. Even if I have to go to as sawmill.

But adding a cross member may be a good solution.

Its already set up for bunks, so just renewing the slightly worn bunks & crappy carpet will be cheaper than converting it all over to rollers.

I like the idea of the plastic wood that Pikey Dave pointed me to, that needs investigating. No need for carpet, slippery design, waterproof - sounds almost too good to be true.

I also like the fact the bunks spread the load across the hulls. Unlike a normal V shaped RIB it just sits on two very narrow points (about an inch and a half). It would be very difficult to come up with a roller version that would work for my boat and the foils underneath.
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Hi Trimix

I ended up using a product called buffalo board which is a resin impregnated ply for my Hysucat 6.5m. I joined 2 sections to get the length I required.

The board has a rough and a shiny side, obviously the shiny side was placed upwards. I initially had trouble with the boat sticking to the boards after a long tow (as i did with carpet) but cured this with a regular smear of cheap waterproof grease.

The plastic bunks sound good though but I never found them when i was hunting for options.

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Cheers Neil, thats good information. I may end up doing just that and joining two boards. Plastic or the resin impregnated version you mentioned.

Im also intersted in raising the winch height further so the winch is level with the bow towing eye. Was yours ? Did you find any issues with it ?
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