Self centre trailer mods

 I need too up date the rear of my trailer is a pain in the ass at the best of times and the transom or tapered bunk rollers are giving me hell so I was thinking of removing them and placing some of that blue bunk on either side  angled towards the centre roller and replace centre roller with a self centre roller would that work. Crude drawing incoming


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Sun, 2021-11-28 19:57

Google up roxom trailer parts, they make a kit to do exactly what you want and fairly reasonably priced too.  


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 I was looking at the same

Sun, 2021-11-28 20:27

 I was looking at the same sort of thing but already had the roller. Now just getting a new trailer.  

Your idea would work as long as the bunks are just before the roller or it may not run straight onto the roller .


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 Yep I understand what you

Sun, 2021-11-28 21:34

 Yep I understand what you mean. A new trailer would be nice but the budget is tighter than an ants asshole

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 Looks good to me.Are you

Sun, 2021-11-28 21:59

 Looks good to me.

Are you trying to drive on?

I have a drive on trailer but never try, I always have a decky so find it easier just to winch on.

The self centering rollers are good, but mine (blue hard) needs replacing after about 80 hours of use.  Not a big deal, but I  was expecting more out of it.  The original on there was a red (soft) one, I don't think it was actually doing the job of self centering.


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Sun, 2021-11-28 22:51

I did the same on the old trailer but left the rollers supporting the hull.

I put a couple of rows in so that the bow would be guided to the centre roller but they didnt take the weight once fully on.

Didnt bother with self centering rollers

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 Yep I'll still have both of

Mon, 2021-11-29 13:18

 Yep I'll still have both of the side sets of rollers and remove the rears there the ones giving me the most grief 

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We have a Quintrex renegade

Mon, 2021-11-29 04:12

We have a Quintrex renegade as a work boat, the trailer supplied is set up as your drawing but without the self centering roller, the key with setting up this style is to have the bunks slightly higher than the edges of the roller and in front of it, drive boat into the trailer at a slow pace, allow boat to hit the bunk and should guide itself to the roller, straitened up the boat, line up the winch post then ease on the power 

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Mon, 2021-11-29 06:25


what I did to my Stacer, but I winch (fast power) on.   Makes retreiving so much easier and safer.

btw... my boating is mostly beach launch/retrieve in waves and swell.  Fast retreival method is EVERYTHING!

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Mon, 2021-11-29 09:39

 I winch on its mainly to help with the first alignment. Especially when I have my 7 year old with me getting on the first roller is a pain

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Mon, 2021-11-29 15:15

 haha im cant get photos to post sorry mate ,,, but i have a 5m haines on a chivers race spars trailer and its basically as you

 have drawn ,, best trailer i have every used ,,, almost impossible not to self centre ,, im in munster area if you need a look .. 

 or p message me with a contact numb  ,  and i send you pictures..



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Thu, 2021-12-02 06:35

 Dunbier sell a kit like that was $80 at Dinghy World 

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 Use aluminium rollers. Best

Fri, 2021-12-03 15:43

 Use aluminium rollers. Best thing I have bought.  One drive down a track ruins normal rollers and they never roll again. You can get them on ebay.  Probably five years old now and still going strong. They are just normal plastic rollers with a layer of aluminium over the top.