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      Trailer bunk slicks

      I'm considering installing some bunk slicks on my trailer. I have an 18' Lund Pro-V with carpeted bunks. I've replaced the carpet once and they continue to shred. Just wondering if the slicks would help ease the process of loading/unloading. Seems like I'm always dumping in a ditch or some awkward angle and it's a pain.

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      I have sprayed silicone on bunks in the past and it makes them pretty slick, lasts a while too.

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      Devils, sent you a PM in regards to this, let me know if it helps, take care.

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      I bought a used boat that had similar plastic slicks on the bunks. These were one piece and ran the whole length of the bunks. They were really hard on the gel coat of the boat. Not sure what they would be like on paint. I took them off right away and just used the carpet.

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      if only the engineers would come up with some sort of roller bunk hybrid system

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      I don't want my bunks too slick, I want to be able to unhook before backing down. I know the drotto latch has the easy release, buts its still too much for y partner to do when we are unloading.

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      wearing out bunk carpet b4 the boat carpet... kudos to you my friend, you're doing it right...

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      please do not judge me... i'm a minority... a "taxpaying american"...

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      Check out Gatorbak from Claramont MN. I got tired of sand and pieces of plant ground into carpet. I installed clear bunks and added LED light strips for night loading. The water gushes out of the channels as you leave the ramp- no more wet carpet. Good guys to work with.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lostinnd View Post
      I have sprayed silicone on bunks in the past and it makes them pretty slick, lasts a while too.
      What kind of silicone sprays?

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      Quote Originally Posted by guywhofishes View Post
      if only the engineers would come up with some sort of roller bunk hybrid system
      They did. It was called a K-dee launcher trailer.

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      It does not matter what brand of silicone as long as it is 100% silicone, other stuff will not work.

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      Quote Originally Posted by shadow View Post
      It does not matter what brand of silicone as long as it is 100% silicone, other stuff will not work.
      How slick will it make it? I still want to unhook boat while out of the water.

      How often do you spray it on?

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      Quote Originally Posted by dblkluk View Post
      They did. It was called a K-dee launcher trailer.
      Unfortunately they have ceased making boat trailers.

      https://www.liqualube.com/k-dee-trailers.html







      Effective April 1, 2014, K-Dee Trailers has ceased trailer manufacturing operations in order for us to focus on our outstanding Liqua-Lube Product. If you have any questions or are looking for parts, please feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to point you in the right direction!



      Please take some time to look through this Liqua-Lube website. Liqua-Lube is a one-of-a-kind incredible product for lubricating trailer hubs. Liqua-Lube completely erases the need for petroleum-based grease and bearing changes.



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      Quote Originally Posted by sl1000794 View Post
      Unfortunately they have ceased making boat trailers.

      https://www.liqualube.com/k-dee-trailers.html









      Effective April 1, 2014, K-Dee Trailers has ceased trailer manufacturing operations in order for us to focus on our outstanding Liqua-Lube Product. If you have any questions or are looking for parts, please feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to point you in the right direction!



      Please take some time to look through this Liqua-Lube website. Liqua-Lube is a one-of-a-kind incredible product for lubricating trailer hubs. Liqua-Lube completely erases the need for petroleum-based grease and bearing changes.



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      Yep thats why I said it WAS called a KDee. I had one under a 1890 Yarcraft and that saved me on numerous sketchy low water boat ramps back in the day.

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      That's what is under my 1895 YarCraft too.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rowdie View Post
      How slick will it make it? I still want to unhook boat while out of the water.

      How often do you spray it on?
      I'm interested as well...be curious to know just how slick the spray would actually make the bunks! Wouldn't want the boat shifting/sliding going down the road even with stern straps tight. Wear and tear on the carpet...any?

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      There is no wear and tear on the carpet from the Silicone, far more from weeds, dirt and grime.

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      Using Silicone is an effective way to help people load/unload their boats with bunk trailers. It is not that slick, and if put on works great. Far too many people think they need to run and gun and snap the boat off the trailer. With Silicone, you unload it properly. After taking transom straps off, back the boat into the water, unhook the front strap, then either push it off, drive it off or back into the water and tap on the brakes and it slides off.
      When I had bunk trailers, I think I used a few cans a year, it depended on how much sand and gravel you drove on as when the bunks got dirty they stuck a little more.

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      The waters you fish must be pretty dirty, lake OAHE is where I fish and I doubt I get much dirt at all on my bunks.

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      When I replaced bunks on my older boat I put these on and they worked really well. https://www.amazon.com/Caliber-23052...JXDJKVT3TBPW49

      Pair of Cedar 2x6 to length a couple screws with my boat parked on shore and it was done. Never had any issues with it but only had the boat for a year and half after that.

      In hind site I might have just went to menards looked for a pair of solid composite(fake wood) 2x6 that were smooth surfaced and just went with that. Aluminum hull though not sure how it would be on a glass boat.

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      I'm going to try the silicone. Just bought 2 cans today. Brand new bunks with carpet. I have a buddy with a forklift so I can lift the boat up a few inches and slide the old bunks out and replace with the new. I will adjust the new bunks accordingly. Hopefully don't eff it up...ha

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