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Old 05-26-2019, 06:48 AM
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Default Self centering keel rollers on a roller trailer.

After a year of use, all that I can say about self centering rollers on the trailer is that they work perfectly.

https://www.sturdybuiltonline.com/12...ort_p_202.html

I changed all of the keel rollers to this 12 inch self centering Stoltz roller.

The stoltz is made of a material that is both long lasting and does not flat spot.

Best wishes.
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:44 AM
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I do not have keel rollers on my roller trailer but feel maybe I should. Common sense tells me to measure width and put center of the roller at midway point, is that correct, also how about correct height? Once again I'm figuring i should snug up roller to boat while its on the trailer, does that also sound about right? Thanks
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Old 05-26-2019, 12:51 PM
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My last boat (1600 Lund Fury) would not center on it's roller trailer for love or money. The dealer told me that most of the small Lunds had the same issue.
I replaced the rear and center rollers with the self centering type. Bam, it loaded perfectly every time after that.

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Old 05-26-2019, 01:23 PM
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My last boat (1600 Lund Fury) would not center on it's roller trailer for love or money. The dealer told me that most of the small Lunds had the same issue.
I replaced the rear and center rollers with the self centering type. Bam, it loaded perfectly every time after that.

andersaki
Thanks , at the moment i do not have any rollers going down the center at all so I think I should put some on. When i do it will be self centering ones, I just need some guidance on install to get right height of center rollers to begin with.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:18 PM
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Mount on a crossmember near where the waterline is when you load. Yes it varies. Position against hull with boat on traler as a place to start. I added one to my bunk Shorelandr many years ago. Once the keel is on and I start winching its all good.

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Old 05-27-2019, 09:35 AM
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I train,
The optimum setup is to have a keel roller within about 3-4 inches in front of the transom and a center roller about mid ships on the loaded trailer.

However, if you currently have an all roller trailer, you may find that it is necessary to add appropriate metal cross bars on your current trailer to mount a keel roller if you do not currently have such cross braces on your trailer.

If you don't have - possibly something like one or more of these:

https://www.trailerpartsdepot.com/c-...ssmembers.aspx

On the cross member, add a keel roller assembly:
https://www.trailerpartsdepot.com/c-...ssemblies.aspx

In the keel roller assembly, add the 12 inch self centering keel roller:
https://www.trailerpartsdepot.com/p-...ring-gold.aspx

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And to answer your original question - with the boat perfectly loaded on your current roller trailer setup, the transom keel roller will be setup to just get the roller loaded with some weight from the boat, as well as a hull mid ship center roller to just get high enough to take some load off of the other boat rollers and you will be set.

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Old 05-27-2019, 09:41 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys, really helps me out. Much appreciated.
And thanks REW for the links, makes it easy.
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A self centering keel roller can also be of help when loading onto a bunk trailer on a windy day or where there is current at the ramp
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I think that is a great idea, so much so, that I bought one. Problem is/was it would not fit. My boat sits real close to the front brace and when I tried to lower the roller the bracket would scrape the ground. May have to look closer to find one that would fit better, if at all.
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I had the same issue at some ramps. Resolved by trimming the bracket.
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