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Need a little advive. This is my first flat bottom (16x60) always had V"S. The question is what length runners (guides) works best on the side short or longer?
 

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Jerry, if you're referring to loading guides, go long and strong.

Especially on steep, deep ramps, the back of the guide may be submerged, and subject to a lot of pretty rough treatment.
 

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Thanks Kat, thats what I am refering to. it has about 30" now and I was thinking maybe about 60" or so that would put me in front of the fender.
 

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I bought something similar to these:

http://www.boatersworld.com/product/369560222.htm

You will find it is easier to center your boat if you dont put the trailer too deep. I keep about half my bunks out of the water, this way the boat will slide on, but will not shift side to side and usually doesn't float back off. I also bought the light brackets to keep my lights out of the water, which is nice because thel ights that came on my trailer weren't of the submersible type.
 

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I am gonna put aprox 4fters on my trailer-working on it now
 

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i just got some 5 footers from cabelas for my 16' jon. As the other guys said.. I dont think you could go to long on them... seams to me you could go to short though..
 

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Short guides are for the birds, especially if you are fishing with current. My trailer has short guides and it is a bear to load my boat if the current is up. I am in the process of trying to greatly lengthen my guides, and also narrow them to fit closer to the boat. Definitely go long!!
 

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Thanks for the replies.I lengthened the guides to about 65" they now come past the front of the fender with three uprights with braces per side. I think this will be much better.
 
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