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  • Guide Posts - How far from boat ?

    Just put a set of guide posts on my Tracker boat trailer. How far from the hull should they be ? Thanks.


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    Re: Guide Posts - How far from boat ?

    I moved this over here to the Trailer section. Let's see if you get any more action. Good luck!
    Torque gets you there. Horsepower gets you there in time for dinner.

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    • #3
      Re: Guide Posts - How far from boat ?

      Thanks QC !

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      • #4
        Re: Guide Posts - How far from boat ?

        My rear rollers are 1 1/2 inches. Loads perfectly every time.
        1991 Boston Whaler Outrage 17
        2003 Yamaha F115

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        • #5
          Re: Guide Posts - How far from boat ?

          Not far...objective is to use them to center the boat while loading.

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          • #6
            Re: Guide Posts - How far from boat ?

            Ours are just touching the sides of the hull, per the instructions. But, will see if we need to set them away an inch or so when we load the boat on the trailer the first time using the guides.

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            • #7
              Re: Guide Posts - How far from boat ?

              Originally posted by LuvBoating View Post
              Ours are just touching the sides of the hull, per the instructions.
              Ditto.

              I used to had some trouble getting it centered real good cause of the inevitable cross current, but setting them to where they just touch works out well.
              -mike


              2006 Chaparral 220 SSI
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              • #8
                Re: Guide Posts - How far from boat ?

                Thanks for the input. I have mine set about 1/2" from the sides so I'll see how that works. Since the bow is not as wide as the stern, they should work alright.

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                  Re: Guide Posts - How far from boat ?

                  If you are talking about the plastic ones that can flex alittle, mine are about 1/2 to 1" from each side. Initially I had them touching like the directions said, but noticed after about 3 months that they were wearing into my plastic rub rail strip.

                  DougV>

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