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Ndawg12

Keel damage?

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Ndawg12

Anybody elses look like this? It almost looks like I'm scraping the trailer as I load and/or unload but I've never felt anything. I don't beach it either. A small section of it is patched because an actual chunk about the size of a dime was missing and fiber was showing. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

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obski

How does the bunk carpet look on the trailer?

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Ndawg12

How does the bunk carpet look on the trailer?

Sorry, had trouble loading the pic, the bunk carpet is new, I replaced it last July.

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BuFootin

Anybody elses look like this? It almost looks like I'm scraping the trailer as I load and/or unload but I've never felt anything. I don't beach it either. A small section of it is patched because an actual chunk about the size of a dime was missing and fiber was showing. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

you may need to check the roller on your trailer. Make sure it spins freely. Also check to see that the rubber on the roller itself is not cracked or that the metal bar is exposed. This happened to mine.

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Ndawg12

you may need to check the roller on your trailer. Make sure it spins freely. Also check to see that the rubber on the roller itself is not cracked or that the metal bar is exposed. This happened to mine.

Good call, I will check that tomorrow after we unload.

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dalt1

Roller should never contact that low on the hull.Only roller I have in the center is the bow roller and it stays above the bow eye.

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dalt1

Do you load on really flat or shallow ramps? Maybe rubbing around prop guard. If this is the case, put trailer deeper before loading.

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Lance B. Johnson

material transfer from one of the newly carpeted bunks? :dontknow:

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Chia

there is no way that is happening from loading the boat on the trailer. Are you sure you have never beached it?

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REW

material transfer from one of the newly carpeted bunks? :dontknow:

Happened to me just had to buff off the material. Nate check to see if you are missing gel-coat or have a transfer of material.

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Ndawg12

you may need to check the roller on your trailer. Make sure it spins freely. Also check to see that the rubber on the roller itself is not cracked or that the metal bar is exposed. This happened to mine.

The roller was very tight, I'll loosen that lock nut up, but as was stated the keel shouldn't be contacting there.

material transfer from one of the newly carpeted bunks? :dontknow:

I suppose when I load, that area will scrape across the bunks until it automatically aligns itself.

there is no way that is happening from loading the boat on the trailer. Are you sure you have never beached it?

I know that I never have but the previous owner...:dontknow: he did have his boat repo'd if that tells you anything.

Happened to me just had to buff off the material. Nate check to see if you are missing gel-coat or have a transfer of material.

ICBW but that black strip appears to be missing gelcoat, not a build up of material, I hope I'm wrong, I usually am, I'll take a closer look in the day time!!

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99response

The black is missing gelcoat which you want to get sealed up somehow. Your probably don't need a perfect repair or could even throw one of those keel guards on instead.

-Chris

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obski
MarineTex will work very well in that area to cover and seal the gelcoat. Maybe not the perfect repair cosmetically, but shouldn't be a problem in the location. A cheap and easy repair.

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board brained

I would ask someone to watch from the water (stand by the wheels) when you put the boat on the trailer. My first thought was the trailer was not in deep enough, but I am not sold this would do this damage. However before you do the final cosmetic fit I would have someone watch it come on the trailer.

have you ever loaded it and gone really sideways when driving it on?

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Ndawg12

I would ask someone to watch from the water (stand by the wheels) when you put the boat on the trailer. My first thought was the trailer was not in deep enough, but I am not sold this would do this damage. However before you do the final cosmetic fit I would have someone watch it come on the trailer.

have you ever loaded it and gone really sideways when driving it on?

Yeah, 2 weeks ago, the current was crazy and I came in crookeder than a dogs hind leg :cry: Thanks for reminding me of that because I never noticed it before, that's probably when it happened. Makes me feel better in a way because it's probably not something I've been repeatedly doing wrong.

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Ndawg12

Since I know that you've been on the edges of your seats waiting for an update :crazy: . I'm having warranty gel work done on the deep gouges on the transom where the storage lids come down. I got to thinking, he's all ready going to have the gel ready to go, why not have him shoot that area too since it's the same color, white. He said he would prep, spray, and finish it out for me for $150 :thumbup:

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pennery

Nice.. That is a great price to have some Gel Coat work done.. Glad to hear that it was an inexpensive fix... Hopefully it doesn't happen again.

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