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Hentz

bow roller cushion

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Hentz

does anybody do anything to stop the rubbing from the bow roller on the trailer?

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Bill_AirJunky

Wax the boat. Doesn't stop the rubbing. But it makes the black marks clean up easily.

Also apply wax to the roller itself.

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jwl019

If you have black rollers, replace them with the non-marking rollers, leaves less of a mark but still get some. I used acetone to clean off and then waxed real good, now I can wipe off. Apply wax every few trips in that area has helped.

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Hentz

Do you worry about it rubbing into the gel coat. That happened to my old vlx.

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jwl019

Are you power loading it? I winch mine up to the bow roller since the boat stops about a foot to a foot and a half before getting that far up the trailer, so I really don't have much pressure when it gets that close to it.

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tvano

make sure that the bow roller is loose enough to roll?

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Hentz

No power loading, but I do try to keep it off the roller a bit now.

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wakebrdr94

Leave an inch or two distance from the roller. If it doesn't touch, no mark

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Living the Dream

I think the OP has the cheap black roller just replace it with a non markering roller. Many trailer builder put on the cheap rollers.

I had to do it on my trailer and wala no more marks...

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BSUBU_Kris

I had the black roller on mine as well as my previous boat. Replaced the one on both with a Stoltz roller (not sure of the spelling) and never got another mark. Here is what came on the trailer for my Malibu.

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Here is the upgraded roller.

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My Malibu was getting marks after only a couple launched prior to swapping rollers..

This should be the first upgrade anyone gets.

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wdr

Replaced my stock non-rolling yellow roller with a Stotz roller and haven't had an issue. Of course I have the Keel Guard (boat pics) all the way under the rub rail also so that helps also.

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