Which Guides: roller or White tube, for new LUND 1650 Angler SS?

Pale Rider

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Hello All, recently picked up 1650 Angler SS on a shorelander trailer. I would like to install some boat guides. I have always used the upright PVC white tubes, but have seen the shorter roller types in the dealers showroom. what are my best options? TIA...PR...
 

dingbat

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Hello All, recently picked up 1650 Angler SS on a shorelander trailer. I would like to install some boat guides. I have always used the upright PVC white tubes, but have seen the shorter roller types in the dealers showroom. what are my best options? TIA...PR...
Rollers don't roll forever w/o maintenance........
Depends on how much maintenance you want to put into it
 

Pale Rider

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Im leaning towards the PVC tube style, so far I could not find a direct bolt up for a shorelander trailer for this lund model boat. There are holes in the frame rails to accomodate something...
 

airshot

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I prefer the longer side guides covered with carpet, they typically just U bolt clamp into trailer frame. The guide poles are mostly for decoration in my humble opinion...
 

cyclops222

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I have used both types. (y) DEEP and steep ramps or changing water depths ?
Always go with 4 vertical sleeved rotating guide on poles. I went to a commercial electrical contractor. Had him bend 4 exactly the same shaped poles. Then bolted them in place with Galvanized Pipe Clamps. I adjusted the poles with the boat on the trailer for 1" clearance at each pole. 5 mph and windy. No problem.
 
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