This Boat Trailer V Guide consists of a pair of PVC guides and a 10 inch Blue Polyvinyl Keel Roller, along with hat brackets, U-bolts, and hardware to mount it to your boat trailer's crossmember! The kit is designed to fit a 3" x 3" crossmember with the included Hot-Dipped Galvanized 1/2" x 3" x 4 5/16" U-Bolts and hat brackets. The Blue Polyvinyl roller helps keep your boat centered when launching and loading, and the PVC guides assist with keeping your boat from drifting too far left or right. The kit includes the left and right aluminum and PVC guides, a 10" Blue Poly Vinyl, a 13.5" roller shaft, (2) 2" Hot Dipped Galvanized Hat Brackets, (4) 1/2" x 3" x 4 5/16" Galvanized U-Bolts, along with flat washers, lock washers, and hex nuts.
Ideally, you want this V support to make contact with the hull of the boat when installing, but it is not necessary in every application. The amount of support and height level really depends upon your particular needs. We would suggest that you first install the v guide at a determined height. When you take your next boat trip, take note of the process of loading your boat. Do you need more height, or less height? The goal of this product is not only to help guide your boat towards the center of your trailer, but also help the bow of your boat reach the desired height to make contact with your winch stand. There is not necessarily a correct adjustment rule standard, you simply have to test fit a height and adjust from there. Upon first use, take it slow, paying attention to the moment when your Bow Guide is contacted, to see the effect it has on the boat. At that point, decide if you need more or less support for the boat to reach the ideal loading position. Also, keep in mind that steeper ramps will change the dynamics of loading. It is always recommended to load your boat at a safe speed to prevent any damage to your gel coat and trailer parts.