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I'm considering notching the bunks on my 250WK Road King trailer to be lifted by a local launch facility and travel lift. I contacted Catalina Yachts with an eMail to Warren Pandy and Gerry Douglas. Below is the response from Warren: ______________________________________________________________
Gerry has retired, shortly after that all the eng drwgs were moved upstairs for remodeling (good to do every 30 years), and then 10 months later we had a tornado that displaced or ruined a lot of the paper drwg files that were sent from CA where the 250 was designed.
However see next email as I hand drew strap marks in on a 250 profile drwg--
- the aft strap can be a 6" or a foot fwd of where it is shown, no harm no foul. - let me know if you can view this attachment to full view (showing bottom of keel and where "lines" for straps stop at bottom.
As you can see in the video I posted in response to your other question, my trailer has six pads. So, I would imagine that there is no reason that modifying your trailer bunks should necessarily be a problem. Just needs to be compared to other solutions and thought through before making any cuts.
Our last marina had a travel lift and some of the boats had to be put on trailers with bunks. The bunks interfere with best placement for the straps, but with care it can be done with some extra steps. Like placing a block under the keel so the strap can be moved forward. It may be inconvenient for the lift operator but the bunks shouldn't have to be moved/removed. Though you could add pads and remove the bunks. Pads would make painting the bottom easier.
Is the marina requiring you to make it easier for them?
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