This product is a solid 8 inch Aluminum L-Shaped Bunk Bracket. This Bunk Bracket measures 8 inches tall and 5 inches wide. The Holes you see on the longer section and foot section are 1/2 inch in diameter. The thickness of this 8 inch Aluminum bunk bracket is 1/4 inch. The foot holes are designed specifically to be mounted on a 3 inch wide cross member. In most, if not all cases the cross-member would measure 3 inch by 3 inch. This style bunk bracket is used to mount bunk boards vertically to support the hull of the boat.
If you are deciding on this 8 inch L-Shape Aluminum Bunk Bracket you are either replacing existing rusted bunk brackets or switching the style of bunks on your boat trailer.
When replacing existing rusted L Shape bunk brackets of the same style and switching to this aluminum bunk bracket, keep in mind you need to use equally durable hardware. It is very common to see Galvanized Bunk Brackets, when replaced, eat through the aluminum cross-member slightly, this also happens with the U-Bolts when galvanized U-Bolts are used on aluminum. To permanently prevent this problem, use Stainless Steel U-Bolts to mount your Aluminum Bunk Bracket to your Aluminum cross-member. If you are mounting this 8 inch L Shape Bunk bracket to a 3 inch by 3 inch cross-member, the correct stainless steel U-Bolt is Stainless Steel U-Bolt 1/2 inch x 3 inch x 4 5/16 inch. This size U-Bolt will ensure the proper length of threads. Be sure to double check the U-Bolt dimension you require. These U-Bolts are also available in Hot-Dipped Galvanized. In addition, you will need through bolts to re-mount your bunk boards. Check the length bolt you need. We have these available in both Stainless Steel and Zinc plated, you will need a 1/2 inch diameter bolt. Trailer Bolts.
These bunk brackets typically are replaced in pairs, so keep that in mind! Aluminum bunk brackets are certainly the best option, because they will not rust!
L-Type Bunk Bracket Project Check List:
| || Boat Trailer U-Bolts are used to mount your new Bunk Bracket to your trailers Cross Member, measure the height and width of your frame and select from Galvanized or Stainless Steel Trailer U Bolts in 1/2" Diameter.|
| || || Trailer Bolts are used to go through the bolt holes in the Bunk Bracket, and through the Bunk Board to secure it in place. Use 1/2" Diameter Bolts and select the length needed. Available in Stainless Steel and Zinc Plated.|
| || || Marine Bunk Board Carpet is used to wrap your boat trailers bunk boards to protect your boat hull from damage, available in several different widths for 2" x 4" and 2"x 6" boards. |