Trailer pole guides

Althepal78

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Jul 11, 2023
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Spring Hill Florida
Boat Info
1998 Sea Ray 180 Bowrider
Engines
3.0 mercruiser 135HP or something like that
I seen a lot of seasoned boaters down here have them, I was the only one at the boat ramp to not have them. How much should this cost? Obviously I don't know and is it east to install myself with a boat on the trailer?
 
When we had a 27' pontoon, they were critical for hitting the trailer correctly, could not see the end of the trailer, once I installed them, and side bunks on the inside of the toons, it was very easy to load. With a V hull boat, I really do not see the need, the boat centers up nicely if you are anywhere close. If you decide to install them it is very easy, and I would have the boat on the trailer to get the adjustment correct.
 
I added some to my 185 Sport trailer last year. The boat centers nicely, as noted, if you have the trailer at the perfect depth. I load and unload myself and the guides help get it right regardless of the depth.

I installed mine (bunks, not poles) in about 15 minutes with the boat on the trailer. The kit uses two U bolts to attach the arms to the trailer frame.
 
I added some to my 185 Sport trailer last year. The boat centers nicely, as noted, if you have the trailer at the perfect depth. I load and unload myself and the guides help get it right regardless of the depth.

I installed mine (bunks, not poles) in about 15 minutes with the boat on the trailer. The kit uses two U bolts to attach the arms to the trailer frame.
Do you have a link where you bought them. I don't like buying on amazon because they have some very generic stuff that don't work properly or you need to fix, like I had to splice and solder a different connector for my head lamp fixture for my car. However, if you bought it online and had a link I would go with that one : )
 

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What yall think about this? I don't want to do it because I wan't my pvc pipes to roll :)
 
Your boat loads very easily on the trailer - assuming you still have the Sea Ray trailer which is about as close to custom as you can get without the cost. I wouldn't rush to spend the money on guide poles (which you can easily get from a local store). Just because others have it, doesn't mean you need it, right? :)

I didn't watch the video because it's like watching someone show you how to add 2+2 :) But, the poles don't need to roll - although they will a little bit, sometimes.
 
Your boat loads very easily on the trailer - assuming you still have the Sea Ray trailer which is about as close to custom as you can get without the cost. I wouldn't rush to spend the money on guide poles (which you can easily get from a local store). Just because others have it, doesn't mean you need it, right? :)

I didn't watch the video because it's like watching someone show you how to add 2+2 :) But, the poles don't need to roll - although they will a little bit, sometimes.
I found one for $57 and was like cool
 

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