Patented Bunk Enders protect your trailer bunk end when loading your boat
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Item #: 013.61

E-Z Slide BunkEnders are a patented bunk slide designed to curve over the end of your bunk, protecting our boat and your bunk from excessive wear at the initial point of contact.

  • BunkEnders prevent carpet wear
  • Stainless steel mounting screws included
  • Can be used for 4" or 6" wide bunks

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1-19
$7.50
20+
$6.00

Minimum order quantity - 2 BunkEnders.

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    E-Z Slide BunkEnders

    Patented BunkEnders curve around the end of your bunk, providing critical protection at the point you boat first contacts your bunks when loading. BunkEnders are the most cost effective protection on the market against excessive bunk carpet wear.

    Key Features of E-Z Slide BunkEnders

    • Molded from slippery plastic composite to minimize friction between your boat and the trailer bunks when launching and loading your boat
    • Patented BunkEnders fold over the end of the bunk to prevent carpet wear
    • BunkEnders are 8” long
    • BunkEnders will fit both 4" or 6" wide trailer bunks
    • Available in either black or white
    • Comes with stainless steel screws for mounting
    • Recommended for metal boats up to 4,000 lbs. and fiberglass boats up to 1,500 lbs.
    • Not recommended for boats with painted bottoms
    • 5 year warranty
    • Made in USA

    E-Z Slide & BunkEnder Resources

    Learn why E-Z Slide bunk slicks are ideal for shallow ramps and low water launching, and how BunkEnders offer cost-effective protection against premature carpet wear on your trailer bunks. The following articles and video present the benefits of using our E-Z Slide bunk slicks and BunkEnders and answer questions about installation and maintenance.

    Q. What are the E-Z slides and BunkEnders made from?
    The E-Z Slides and BunkEnders are molded from a slippery plastic composite.

    Q. How far apart should I place my E-Z slides?
    The E-Z Slides should be placed approximately 12”-18" apart.

    Q. What are the weight restrictions for using the E-Z slides?
    E-Z Slides are recommended for metal boats up to 4,000 lbs. and fiberglass boats up to 1,500 lbs. At weights over 1,500 lbs. the pressure of the slides against the fiberglass hull can crack fiberglass gel coat.

    Q. Can I use E-Z Slides with a Painted Bottom Boat?
    It is not recommended. While the pads will slide fine on a painted bottom, they may abrade or scratch the bottom paint where it contacts the slides.

    Q. Can I use E-Z Slides with a riveted metal boat?
    Yes, E-Z Slides work fine with riveted metal boats up to 4000 lbs.

    Q. How do I mount the E-Z Slides and BunkEnders?
    The E-Z Slides and BunkEnders mount directly to your trailer bunks, over carpeted or bare bunks. Drill 1/8" pilot hole through one of the mounting holes and attach the pad with a stainless steel screw (supplied). Make sure other end of pad is flushed with the bunk and repeat. Do not over-tighten screw - as damage to the trailer slide may result. Be sure that the screw head is level and fully set into the screw well so that the head is below the surface of the pad. Screw heads on an improperly installed trailer slide can scratch or gouge the bottom of your boat.

    Q. What size trailer bunks will the E-Z slides fit?
    The E-Z Slides are available in sizes to fit bunks 2”, 4” and 6” wide. E-Z Slides come in three widths: 1.5", 3" and 5".

    Q. What size trailer bunks will the BunkEnders fit?
    BunkEnders are 3” wide and are for bunks 4” or 6” wide. On 6” wide bunks, mount your E-Z Slides on the inner edge of the end of the bunk where the most contact and wear occur.

    The E-Z Slides and BunkEnders will enable boats to slide on and off bunk trailers more easily and protect your bunks from wear. They are molded from a slippery plastic composite and will mount directly to existing bunks.

    The E-Z Slides and BunkEnders are not designed for use with every boat and may damage the boat’s bottom if used inappropriately.

    Please read the following usage guidelines before mounting the E-Z Slides or BunkEnders to your trailer.

    E-Z Slides and BunkEnders are recommended for the following:

    • All metal boats with an unpainted bottom
    • Fiberglass boats weighing less than 1,500 pounds (boat and motor combined weight).

    Welded metal boats with painted bottoms may experience paint wear or scuffing in those areas contacting the pads, similar to normal wear that can occur with carpeted bunks.

    Fiberglass boats weighing more than 1,500 pounds may experience surface damage to their gel coat finish in those areas coming in contact with the pads.

    Owners using the E-Z Slides and BunkEnders do so strictly at their own risk. Ironwood Pacific Outdoors, Inc. will accept no claims for any damage to these boats.

    Before launching your boat from a trailer mounted with E-Z Slide and BunkEnder Pads be sure to attach a line to the boat so that it can be controlled from the dock or shore. Do not remove the winch line until the boat is in the water. The boat must be tied down securely when transporting on a trailer mounted with E-Z Slide or BunkEnder Pads.

    The boat must be removed from the trailer before installing. The E-Z Slides and BunkEnders may be installed over the bunk carpet or directly to the bunks. Make sure that the wood in the bunks is not rotten before installing the pads.

    Confirm that you have enough slides to adequately cover the bunks. The pads should be spaced 12” – 18” apart on the bunks.

    1. Position the first pad (EZ Slide or BunkEnder), smooth side up, at the end of the bunk with the end of the pad flush with the end of the bunk. Drill a 1/8” pilot hole through one of the mounting holes and attach the pad with a stainless screw (supplied). The screw must be tightened by hand as over-tightening may damage the pad. Before drilling the second pilot hole, be sure that the pad is resting flat against the bunk. Drill the second pilot hole and secure the pad with another screw. The screws should be seated snugly in the molded holes and the screw heads should be well below the surface of the pads (to prevent scratching of the boat hull).
    2. Position the second pad at the other end of the bunk. Secure as described in Step 1 with stainless steel screws.
    3. Evenly space the remaining E-Z Slide Pads between the ends of the bunk and secure to bunks with the remaining stainless screws. The pads should be spaced 12”-18” apart, with heavier boats requiring closer spacing.
    4. Repeat the procedure for the other bunk(s).
    5. Check all pads to ensure that they are securely fastened and the screw heads are below the surface of the pad.

    The pads should be wiped clean of road grit each time before loading the boat. Inspect the pads to ensure that the pads are secure, the screws remain tight, and that no undue wear is occurring on the pads. The pads should be removed if undue wear is occurring on the pads or on the boat.

    The E-Z Slides and BunkEnders are warranted against defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of five years. If the product fails due to defects in material or workmanship, return the damaged item to us along with the original dated receipt. Your repaired item or replacement product will be returned to you postpaid.

    Send to: Ironwood Pacific Outdoors, Inc. | PO Box 1568 | Lake Oswego, OR 97035

    In no event will Ironwood Pacific Outdoors, Inc. be liable to the purchaser or other party for damages to the boat and/or trailer, lost savings or profits, or other damages arising out of use or inability to use the product.

    If you have additional questions, would like more information on E-Z slides, or need help selecting the best product for your boat, please contact us. We will be glad to help!

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    4.75 stars, based on 4 reviews . |
    Overall Customer Rating of 4 Reviews:
    Oregon City, OR

    BunkEnder Bunk Protectors (013.6)

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    Pros:
    • easy install
    • very slick surface
    Cons:
    • Enders don't come in six inch width

    I purchased these because many of the launch ramps I use are so flat that I have to early totally bury my trailer tongue and float the boat to launch. I bought these as the pads set that I got at Cabela's did not have them included. I just got back from a trip to the coast fishing for salmon, also where I installed the complete set (Kit & BunkEnders). I was very happy with the way the boat slide onto the trailer. It was much easier to get on and latch on to my strap hook, and chain. I would highly recommend this system for all boaters. Thank you for providing the public with a very good product.


    Sammamish, WA

    Good Bunk Protection

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    I have a fiberglass hull sailboat on these bunk end protectors. I installed the white version of these end protectors together with a few flat protectors on top of horizontal 2x6 pressure treated wood bunks. They are spaced with 2" between them.



    I was leery of replacing my fabric-covered bunks with these but I figure it is easier to make sure no grit is on the flat plastic top than it is to inspect the fabric bunk liners for grit. So I did it.



    After doing so, I have found that getting the boat off on a regularly sloped launch ramp is a breeze. I have to remember NOT to unhook the boat until the very last thing before launching because it will slide off easily when nudged by braking as I back down to launch.



    I like the stainless steel hardware is a full 1 1/2" long so that it goes nearly through the whole 2x6 board. The protector has thickness so the screw does not poke out the other side. I like that the screw heads are recessed into the protectors; there is no fastener contact with the boat hull at all.



    Lastly, I have found loading the boat is really easy. I took on a huge amount of water the last time I was out due to my fault. It was trapped between the inner and outer hull and I worried how I would get the boat back on the trailer with all that added water weight. When I got to winching it up onto the bunks, it was a breeze again. It really took almost no effort at all to reload. I began to think I may not have taken on as much water as I thought, but when I got home, I couldn't move this light weight boat on the trailer by hand! I jacked up the trailer tongue and the hull sloshed with its contents. It took 1/2 hour of water pouring out the drain to get it all out.

    Longview, Wa

    My Ironwood expierience!

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    I have a 17' aluminum boat and a custom trailer that came with it from the manufacturer, the trailer had four carpeted bunks for support and the boat would not come free from the trailer unless I backed into the launch almost to my truck's bumper.

    I saw the Ironwood E-Z slide pads at my local sporting goods store and purchased a set plus an extra set of bunk-Enders.

    The first time I went fishing after the purchase I took the opportunity to install the E-Z pads while the boat was off of the trailer, it took approximately 20 minutes to do the install (I had a battery powered drill with me to make the installation) after the insallation I didn't have to back the trailer as far into the water to recover the boat---it was twice as easy to winch the boat onto the trailer.

    The next time I went fishing, I didn't have to back the trailer any where near to the depth I previously had to and the boat slid into the water with minimal effort.

    I had to purchase an extra pair of Bunk-Enders, which my local store didn't stock, and when I called Ironwood Pacific they were extremely helpful and promptly shipped the parts directly to my home address----Great Service!!!!!!!

    Sequim, Washington

    Bunk enders

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    Purchased the regular slides at Cabelas, but they did not have bunk enders in stock, I have yet to install them, but from past experience, I am sure they will work fine as my son in law in Mississippi has them on his bunk trailer and likes them real well. Thanks Ron Cascles