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I have an Eagle Trailer and have the regular bow stop like most have.

(sorry, robbed this picture off another thread and someone elses boat) But it looks like mine.

I find it a terrible design and since we trailer every weekend it marks my bow.
 

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So the question is does anyone know of a supplier that might have a modification to this like Myco uses like the one below that grabs the bow from the sides. Or is the only route to have one manufactured?
 

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I bet if you look you can find a V style (photo 2) that will fit your existing brackets. They also make each in a clear/yellow looking non-marring material. A few bucks more, but no more marks on the boat.
 

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Actually, the ones on the 2nd photo are carpeted and the carpet is over a more spongey rubber so it's more padded when the bow is cranked in. I have the yellow ones now and they still mark and it's an SOB to get it off the boat.
 

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one of the magazines had a product last month that is remote controlled to release and automatically latches the bow hook when you power up to it. I probably would come inhandy launching a 38 especially if you by yourself.
 

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Manning has them on their trailers also. Might want to see if they will sell it individually. Tried to get one for the trailer we have now but did not try real hard. Built a new trailer better fit for the boat we have. Expensive route to get what you want but in the long run worth it to us.
 

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I need the same thing. Not too worried about the bow marks but with my trailer set up the bow hook always gets stuck on the bottom stop and i have to pull the truck up a bit.
 

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djm said:
I need the same thing. Not too worried about the bow marks but with my trailer set up the bow hook always gets stuck on the bottom stop and i have to pull the truck up a bit.
I usually have this problem too--sometimes getting OFF as well, it likes to hang up on the bottom roller.

But my biggest problem is slippage...I get the boat on the trailer, winch it up to the stops and ratchet up a safety strap nice and tight too--only to have the boat slip back off the stop about 4" once I'm up in the lot. I'm still wondering if it's really slipping or just an angle-change from the ramp to the level parking lot...

I've resolved to watch more closely next time to see what's going on. :confused:
 

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Hopefully, this thread can point me to a good bow stop. In the meantime, I think I will just winch the bow just shy of both stops, hook up the chain, pull the truck up to level ground, and winch it up good.
 

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I usually have this problem too--sometimes getting OFF as well, it likes to hang up on the bottom roller.

But my biggest problem is slippage...I get the boat on the trailer, winch it up to the stops and ratchet up a safety strap nice and tight too--only to have the boat slip back off the stop about 4" once I'm up in the lot. I'm still wondering if it's really slipping or just an angle-change from the ramp to the level parking lot...

I've resolved to watch more closely next time to see what's going on. :confused:
Its not slipping, its the back of your boat floating up and the nose sitting on the bow stop, when the transom sits down on the bunks the bow rises up. Try pulling your trailer out some once your boat is winched up as high as you can get it. It should help.

Also this was a HUGE problem of marring my bow really bad on my 38, to the point it was cracking the gel etc. I never was able to adjust to fix the problem, finally I resorted to sinking the trailer as far as I could and slowly pulling it out and winching at the same time.

I also replaced the roller with a softer one, no help.
 

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A friend of mine is trying to accomplish the same thing you are with the carpeted v-bunks. He has a 38 Special also.
My Manning has the v-bunk/stop and it loads very nice. Hes a member hear I'll have to give him a ring and see how he is making out.
 

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Black Thunder Struck said:
A friend of mine is trying to accomplish the same thing you are with the carpeted v-bunks. He has a 38 Special also.
My Manning has the v-bunk/stop and it loads very nice. Hes a member hear I'll have to give him a ring and see how he is making out.
Thanks BT
 

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I'm the one BT talking about.I thought I was the only one with this problem LOL.
I'm also running a 38 special.
Last weekend sucked I also broke some of the gel around the eye hook from getting stuck.
Anyway, I called Manning they will sell just the block system they make for 375.00 + ship. painted grey. They do not stock these they take approx 10 days.
I'm thinking on having one fab. for the stand I have.
 
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