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Old 27 June 2014, 14:59   #11
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Looks like you need to move the winch post back a bit.

The side "bunks" are guide rails to keep the boat from slewing sideways when recovering in wind or current. They don't need to touch the tubes.

IMO, the support bunks should support the tubes where the floor material joins. That's where the deck pieces hit the floor material, so you are supporting what structure you have rather than stretching the floor material.

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Old 27 June 2014, 15:45   #12
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Yes,needs some more support.Picture below is not mine but seems a nice setup.
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Old 27 June 2014, 16:31   #13
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Lift the engine slightly. The skeg or prop are likely to be damaged trailing it in the down position. You can use a transom saver (meant to be fairly common state-side).
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Old 27 June 2014, 18:41   #14
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Im going to look into the whole situation tonight when I get home and see what I can come up with to support the tubes. I have an idea that involves using rigid electrical metallic tubing bent up and over thewheel wells and then covered with a pool noodle for padding. More straps seem like a good idea as well. The bow ring really stumps me though. Dont quite onow what to do with that.
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Try running the line through the winch post and pulling the boat against the bunk. The pointed part of the handle will run up against the bottom of the bunk as a stop indication, and the bow will be supported by the bunk.

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Old 28 June 2014, 00:46   #16
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I have an idea that involves using rigid electrical metallic tubing bent up and over the wheel wells and then covered with a pool noodle for padding.
Personally I don't like the idea of tubing and pool noodles. I do like the idea of carpeted bunks under the tubes. The bunks themselves are just pressure treated lumber. You could probably make some stanchions to hold the bunks up with just a hacksaw and some aluminum. Utilizing U-bolts on the frame and lag bolts into the wood. These boats are pretty light.

My boat does not have the tubes themselves directly supported, as the speed tubes are right under the main tubes. My bunks are right up against the tubes though and support them pretty well. Most important is the transom.

Here are a few pics that might give you a little insight of my boat trailer setup and another one I found online showing the black Zodiac with the bunks under the main tubes.




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Old 06 October 2014, 23:34   #17
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Here's mine. Same boat and HP, but a little older.
The flat part of the bow handle is for your hand. The pointy part is to attach a line.
I use the 2 side D rings to tie down to the trailer, and also to attach my anchor line.
I use the centre bow fitting for a pulling handle when landing, and for a bow mooring line.







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