BunkEnder Bunk Protectors bunk protectors, trailer bunk protectors

BunkEnder Bunk Protectors (013.7)

4.90 stars, based on 10 reviews
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...
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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

Bunk ends and pads

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  • Easy load and unload
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  • NOTHING
I initially installed a set of bunk ends on the trailer, in an effort to allow the boat to slide off the trailer better. The ramp on the lake is a bit shallow and I was having to back the trailer down in so far that I was wading to get the boat off. The boat was hanging on the last foot or so on the bunks, and launching the boat in cooler temps is no longer fun.

I installed just the bunk ends, and was so impressed with how the boat slide off the bunks, that I ordered a set of the pads to install. I just put one of the pads on each bunk 4 inches back from the bunk ends, as this upper portion of the bunks is where I was having troubles with the boat sticking.

This solved the issues, I no longer am having to back the trailer in so far and I am not getting wet now, plus the boat slides easily off now when I put it in reverse gear.

These pads have made loading and unloading the boat a dream. No more frustration of having to wade in cold water, or having to rev the motor up and hope the boat will eventually come off.

GREAT PRODUCT guys! Thank you

Mark

Bunker slides

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I think these work great put them on my pontoon boat it has 3 pare of bunks. My boat would just crank up with the ratchet. BUT WHAT GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! I was short some screws and called, they sent me more and I got them within few days! I would buy from these guys in a minute!!!!!

Xenia, OH, USA

EASY FIX.

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  • Easy fix.
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  • Cant't use on painted boats.... why?
Easy installation in parking lot at the State Park while my boat was docked at the marina. Many people stopped by to see what I was doing and liked the idea. When finally installed I was LITERALLY able to pull my heavy boat onto the trailer with one hand using the bow rope. Make sure the boat is snug on the trailer when motoring because it will move around a bit..... but that is a minor problem.

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!!!!!!!

New slides for my trailer

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  • price
  • quality
  • ease of installation
  • appearance
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  • Had to work in 100 degree heat
I completely re-worked my bunks for my pontoon with Ironwood sliders. They really make it easy to launch and recover my boat, much easier and looks nice too.


Pontoon

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Installing slides on a 20 ft pontoon boats. Before installing had to basically put truck in water to get boat off. Installed slides waited until trailer was in water to unhook boat, all I did was tap brakes and boat came completely off of trailer on its own. Very pleased with product, works like a charm.

Florida

Save your hull and carpet!

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These bunk ends make boat loading easier. Don't scrub away your carpet at the end of your bunk boards. Saves your hull and carpet replacements.

Oregon City, OR

BunkEnder Bunk Protectors (013.6)

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  • easy install
  • very slick surface
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  • 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.


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