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to see how much your Triton (or other boat) is off the bow (front) end
of the bunk
board. You will later need a spacer exactly that much to place in
between the L bracket and the bunk board.
2. Remove the screws that are in the boards
3. Place a jack directly under the bunk
board, you have have to get a concrete block or a wooden box sturdy
enough to place the jack on to reach the board, as well as sturdy enough
to hold part of the weight of the boat.
4. You may want to get a rough piece of
wood like a 2 x 4 to place on the jack head so that it won't rip the
carpet or slip on the slanted bunk board. Now crank the jack and
you will see the board start going up toward the bottom of the
boat. As soon as the board reaches the bottom of the boat you will
want to crank the jack a couple more times to actually lift the boat
SLIGHTLY. If you look at the hook where your probably split bow
roller is, you will notice that the hook and boat may be off the roller
This is where you want it to be.
5. Now take your spacer, (which you
measured for earlier) and wedge it in between the raised board and the L
bracket. On my boat, a 1 x 6 piece of decking (treated) was
6. Now lower the jack and go to the other
side and do it just the same. Don't forget to replace the screws
that you took out. You will have to put longer ones back in,
probably at least twice the length of the original ones. DON'T,
I repeat, DON'T get them long enough to go through both boards.
This would also be a good time to replace your bow roller if you need
to, while the boat is jacked up a little.
I would recommend doing this with the boat on the trailer also, so that
you know exactly how far you need to go with the boards.
7. You may want to spray paint or better
yet, put a piece of carpet around the spacer to match the bunk board.
Hope this helps!!!
Any questions?? Gordon from TN