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Banner_IV
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Roller bunk trailer

Post by Banner_IV » Sat May 25, 2019 9:05 pm

I did a quick search and did not turn up any results does anyone know If it is feasible or has done a roller bunk trailer for the Mac 26X, it would certainly stop the Mac bump problem.

kurz
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Re: Roller bunk trailer

Post by kurz » Sun May 26, 2019 3:25 am

Interesting topic. But why you do the macbump? I never. Whats where is the problem without macbump?

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Jimmyt
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Re: Roller bunk trailer

Post by Jimmyt » Sun May 26, 2019 6:00 pm

The Mac bump plants the bow firmly in the trailer V-block. Arguments for it that I can recall: This puts the weight further forward on the trailer - increasing tongue weight. Stiffens the trailer by using the bow to resist some of the tongue load.

Like you - I've never done it, and so far have had no problems.

I believe Sumner orTomfoolery engineered an adjustable V-block mount to eliminate the need to bump. I will likely go this route when I get some time. I just don't like to see the bow 3" back from the v-block. It doesn't bother me enough to bump though.

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Re: Roller bunk trailer

Post by Chinook » Sun May 26, 2019 6:52 pm

I like doing the bump, so I can enjoy the startled looks on faces in the boat ramp area when I accelerate and then slam on the brakes. :D

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Re: Roller bunk trailer

Post by beechkingd » Tue May 28, 2019 5:34 am

I've found the macbump useful when doing the bottom paint. Mine slid forward the perfect amount to get the spots where the bunks were.

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Re: Roller bunk trailer

Post by BOAT » Tue May 28, 2019 10:40 am

beechkingd wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:34 am
I've found the macbump useful when doing the bottom paint. Mine slid forward the perfect amount to get the spots where the bunks were.
pure genius

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Re: Roller bunk trailer

Post by macowneril2015 » Thu May 30, 2019 11:02 am

Banner_IV wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:05 pm
I did a quick search and did not turn up any results does anyone know If it is feasible or has done a roller bunk trailer for the Mac 26X, it would certainly stop the Mac bump problem.
Make sure to have a "bow chain" and the winch connected as i have seen boats with roller bunks dump boats on the ramp.

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