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taxid

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Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« on: Feb 03, 2022, 03:19 AM »
For those of you that fish bodies of water where carpeted bunk boards are not allowed what do you use for bunk boards? I understand composite decking will work. Seems like it might be a little flimsy but perhaps not?

Or do you go with a vendor that makes them specifically for the trailers?

https://www.ultimatebunkboards.com/store
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Mac Attack

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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #1 on: Feb 03, 2022, 08:48 AM »
I put the Ultimate on my Trophy's trailer last summer.
It had carpeted bunks.
I personally like rollers.
I also understand why others don't like rollers.
And this thread isn't about rollers.
But I switched to Ultimates in an attempt to ease the loading.
They are "slipperier" than carpeted bunks.
But not as slippery as rollers.
Overall, I like them and feel they will far outlast carpeted boards, even if the boards are pressure treated.
JMHO

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taxid

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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #2 on: Feb 04, 2022, 08:40 AM »
I put the Ultimate on my Trophy's trailer last summer.
It had carpeted bunks.
I personally like rollers.
I also understand why others don't like rollers.
And this thread isn't about rollers.
But I switched to Ultimates in an attempt to ease the loading.
They are "slipperier" than carpeted bunks.
But not as slippery as rollers.
Overall, I like them and feel they will far outlast carpeted boards, even if the boards are pressure treated.
JMHO

Good luck.

Thanks Mac. I just realized I have rollers in the center but I do have carpeted bunks on the side to guide the boat in. I may end up buying a piece of plastic composite deck board for the side guide boards assuming they are rigid enough. Or just PVC board at the local Menards?
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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #3 on: Feb 04, 2022, 10:18 AM »
Thanks Mac. I just realized I have rollers in the center but I do have carpeted bunks on the side to guide the boat in. I may end up buying a piece of plastic composite deck board for the side guide boards assuming they are rigid enough. Or just PVC board at the local Menards?


Someone makes a cover that goes over your boards in place of the carpet.
It's slipperier than the carpet.
It's also not too expensive if I remember.
Easy to install too.
I'll look and see if I can find you a link.
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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #4 on: Feb 04, 2022, 10:20 AM »

taxid

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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2022, 02:16 PM »
Thanks Mac. As I said though no need for the those as I have realized I have rollers under the boat. It's the side guide boards that I need to replace.
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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #6 on: Feb 04, 2022, 03:57 PM »
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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #7 on: Mar 18, 2022, 07:05 AM »
Whatever my big boat trailer is made of is super slick.  Maybe Mac knows what the stuff is. 


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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #8 on: Mar 18, 2022, 01:00 PM »
Turns out I have bunk boards under the boat instead of all rollers. Duh! I think I'll go with what Mac and Iowaccord suggest.
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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #9 on: Mar 19, 2022, 06:35 AM »
i just use wood without carpet.  the carpet just rots the wood faster.  counter sink the bolt heads and forget about them for several years.  composite deck boards would be fine if the span between mounts isnt too long.  even then you could screw a strip on the backside to make it stiff.  just dont use treated wood for an aluminum boat.   

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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #10 on: Mar 19, 2022, 02:21 PM »
i just use wood without carpet.  the carpet just rots the wood faster.  counter sink the bolt heads and forget about them for several years.  composite deck boards would be fine if the span between mounts isnt too long.  even then you could screw a strip on the backside to make it stiff.  just dont use treated wood for an aluminum boat.

Thanks for the advice. I do like the idea of the slippery boards though...
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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #11 on: Mar 21, 2022, 06:34 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I do like the idea of the slippery boards though...

The wood is quite slippery.  My buddies quabbin craft slides on and off well.

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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #12 on: Mar 21, 2022, 07:57 PM »
The wood is quite slippery.  My buddies quabbin craft slides on and off well.

Well in that case!  So treated wood is really bad for bunks for an aluminum boat?
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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #13 on: Mar 22, 2022, 05:29 AM »
Well in that case!  So treated wood is really bad for bunks for an aluminum boat?


Dissimilar metals causes the aluminum to corrode.
There is copper in the pressure treated wood.
You can put a layer of epoxy down to isolate things.


Ot you can install the slippery slides over the pressure treated wood.
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Re: Non-carpeted boat trailer bunk boards
« Reply #14 on: Mar 22, 2022, 10:39 AM »
Well in that case!  So treated wood is really bad for bunks for an aluminum boat?

What mac said.  His are untreated.  My old alumacraft someone restored the transom with pressure treated....the pitting in the aluminum was evident all over.

 



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