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Old 03-27-2020, 01:38 PM
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Good afternoon... This being quarantined at home has given me the opportunity to accomplish a lot of projects that I have simply walked past most of this winter. I converted the shorelander trailer with those silly, useless bobble rollers into a bunk trailer and am looking forward to putting the boat back on the trailer. I would like to try a lubricant for these bunks as I launch at a fair number of shallow ramps. Does anyone have any experience with products like liquid rollers? Gulf Wax? Slyde-on? Pam? Just curious and would like to get some opinions before I spray these bunks... enjoy this day...
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Old 03-27-2020, 02:07 PM
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I put slyde on on my bunks a year ago. May have helped a little but not sure if it is worth the cost. The best advice I can give is to make sure the bunks are wet before loading or unloading the boat.
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Old 03-27-2020, 02:22 PM
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I can think of a lot of solutions, but I'm not sure it's a good idea to pollute the watershed with them.


Also curious on this, but biodegradable ONLY options.
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:10 PM
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Spray your bunks with a $3 can of spray silicone about once a month, just be careful that you don't hit your brakes hard when backing in, if your winch strap is off. Really helps loading and unloading. Don't worry about polluting the lake as you will create less pollution in a years time, than a 2 cycle boat engine will, running the first 100 yards of travel.
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:34 PM
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Spray your bunks with a $3 can of spray silicone about once a month, just be careful that you don't hit your brakes hard when backing in, if your winch strap is off. Really helps loading and unloading. Don't worry about polluting the lake as you will create less pollution in a years time, than a 2 cycle boat engine will, running the first 100 yards of travel.
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:43 PM
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Oh boy, I almost didn't want to look at this again after seeing Bobby replied. Thought for sure I was going to get a lecture on ETec. Just kidding, Good to see he understood my point.
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:44 PM
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Liquid Roller works great. Try and keep your bunks dry the day you plan to apply it, or launch the boat, fish for an hour and come back to apply it to the dry bunks. Go fish for another couple of hours so the Liquid Roller can dry.

Be very careful when launching after applying it. Do not remove the bow tie down until the rear of the boat is in the water.

Depending on how often you fish, one application should last several months.
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oh boy, i almost didn't want to look at this again after seeing bobby replied. Thought for sure i was going to get a lecture on etec. Just kidding, good to see he understood my point.
lol . . . . .

BTW just agreeing on the $3 silicone working
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Old 03-27-2020, 04:54 PM
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As others have said, silicone spray. Spray on dry bunk and let dry before use. At least thatís what I did.

Donít unhook your boat before being in the water. It will slide back and possibly off the trailer.

If power loading, be careful not to come in too hot or add too much power and hit the winch post.

This stuff works good.
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Years ago when i had my fish n ski I'd use good old WD 40. Worked pretty good.
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