Bass Pro Shops Heavy-Duty Post Style Boat Guide-Ons
I worried about whether the construction would be heavy enough to withstand my stunt driving, boat loading practices. No worries... you could pick up my heavy TeeNee trailer by these guide-ons. The PVC pipe fit easily enough over the square tubing and the bend at the bottom of the tubing created enough friction that I'm not worried about them floating up or bouncing off. The caps for the tops of the PVC have a small vent hole and are also held on by friction (after a few raps on the top with a small hammer, I'm not worried about them coming off either.) I'm taking my ratchet and deep socket when go fishing next time in case I guessed wrong about my boats beam width and have to re-adjust the guide-ons placement.
July 15, 2011
Heavy Duty Post Guide Ons
I just put them on in about 15 min. with no difficulty. The material appears to be solid and of good quality. The instructions did not mention putting any air holes in the cap, there is already a small one but it does not appear to be large enough for the amount of air that will capture in the tube, just make it larger and glue the cap to the pipe. I don't expect the PVC to last forever with my 20' deck boat bumping it but PVC is easily replaced. This is a very good solution for what could be a very costly problem if my hull were to get straddle of my trailer's guide board mounts and scratch into it. I would only recommend that they make the square tubing about 4" longer for the taller sides like my boat has, just in case the PVC does break so it would at least reach the rub rail instead of the fiberglass.
August 7, 2009
Must have for all boat owners
I am disabled and have struggled with loading my two man pontoon fishing boat. This has made loading a breeze. Don't put off getting a pr., if you have problems with loading your boat. I put reflective tape on the caps for better vision at night time.
June 8, 2010
Nice heavy duty guide ons that do the job well. Easy to install. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is they are priced to high for what it is. Granted it is a good product that works well but wow.
December 21, 2010