Hull Bunk Support
I've been trying to find some information about my new to me
boat. Maybe some here can help.
I am lucky enough to have a place on the lake where I
have the boat stored in a boat house .It comes in on a rail system that
has a small cart, with a three point bunk support. One up front, in the
shape of a "v", and two short bunks at the back. It seems
to be ok, but I would like to make it better, for my own piece of mind.
I have a Vasserret YT, and I would like to know where the
best place to support the hull is at. Keeping in mind that there isnít
enough space to build the custom trailer. Any advice would be very
Also, I'm running a 150 Optimax with a CMC plate. What do
you think would be my best prop?
Thanks in advance. Love the column! Lot's of good info!John
boat cart needs 2 bunks, one on each side, placed between the center pad
and the tunnel wall. Make sure they are not on the lifting strake but on
either side. They will need to be about 12 feet long. We have used two
2X10's bolted together and set on end. This gives a nice 4 inch wide
"pad" for hull support that runs the whole length. Mount the
bunk at a slant to make the 4" pad touch the hull. (kind of tilt the
top of the bunk to the center so it matches the angle of the hull bottom)
OptiMax will need a prop that keeps rpm in check. Try a 26 small hub
Trophy or a 27 Tempest.
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