The pontoon trailer manufacture cuts the plastic to size, 16, 20 etc. and uses the plastic instead of bunk carpet. In the big scheme of things after the labor savings of applying carpet, the plastic is just a little more expensive than carpet.
Replacing Trailer Bunk Covers. By Dan Armitage. Composite boards such as those designed for patio decking are now being used for bunks as well, but pressure-treated pine is a proven material, strong enough to support the boat and it holds up well in marine conditions. Spokespeople for every source of plastic bunk products we contacted
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Venture's Plastic Poly Bunk Cover will fit 3" wide lumber. Its shipped in two 6' sections and must be pieced together at the time of installation. The cover can easily be stapled onto your already carpeted bunks with galvanized or stainless steel staples.
While driveing to the landing the boat owner mentioned to my friend that he was looking foward to seeing how well the boat came of the trailer as he had been advised to spray the bunks with silicone. Before backing down he instructed my friend to undo the bow strap and just hold the attached bow line when the boat was in the water.
Make a Pair of Bunk Glides for Your Boat Trailer. Featured. 107,308. 85. 14. The piece of PVC trim I bought was 18' long and the bunks on my trailer are about 7' each, so first I cut it to length. Thank you InTheBin for all the information about plastic decking and Aluminum-- I did not know that 6061 was an issue in Saltwater
As for the wood on trailers, PT converted to using a copper based solution versus the old arsenic. That is why you shouldn't use aluminum flashing with new PT, galvanic corrosion. I would be weary of using the plastic decking, it isn't structural.
Anybody use plastic on trailer bunks to slide boat. Discussion in 'Boating Discussion' started by The poly is backed by treated 2x6 lumber and even has carpet under it. I think it would be impossible for me to winch the boat up on my own without the plastic on the bunks let alone without the electric winch.. Attached Files: DSC00246.JPG
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