Bass Pro Shops® Heavy-Duty Post Style Boat Guide-Ons
- Make it easier to guide your boat onto the trailer underwater
- Galvanized steel construction with non-marring PVC post covers
- Contains everything you need for installation on your trailer
- Fits Box and C-channel frames up to 3" wide and 4-1/2" tall
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 52 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by CaptnRick Very Flimsy I have a pair of these on my boat trailer for an 18 foot boat. These are very flimsy, not much bettter than bent curtain rods. They will bend if you try to drive your boat on unless you are extremely careful. I'm looking to replace these with something that is a bit sturdier. They also rust very easily. April 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KRPWV1 GREAT PRODUCT THIS PRODUCT HAS TO BE THE BEST ADDITION TO MY BOAT,EASY INSTALL AND MAKES LOADING MY BOAT A BREEZE IN CALM OR WINDY CONDITIONS... April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaleT777 Excellent service I don't usually write reviews, but Bass Pro Shop deserves this. They are the best! The item was as described and I am very pleased with the product. The price was fair, the service was excellent and the shipping was very fast. What I liked best was the excellent communication. I knew exactly what was happening with my order from the very start to when I received the item. Great job Bass Pro Shop! April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NCVHULL Great Product Had problems getting my 14 foot semi V hull boat trailered when the wind was blowing. Now it's a snap. Took about 30 minutes to install. Need deep socket because brackets are long to fit various thickness trailer frames. Great product for the price. April 15, 2013
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A:One of the legs is 18" to the center of the arc and the other is right at 16" to the center of the arc.
A:approximately 16" inside of pvc pipe
A:The steel comes up 19" into the 39" PVC pipe. Almost half way. The PVC pipe is very sturdy.
A:either 15" or 16" depending on which end you mount upwards
A:this product is printed as made in USA
A:packaging box marked made in usa
A:The carton was marked as being "Made in USA". Have no idea where the individual components came from.
A:these are purchased as a set (2) or a pair
There are two in the box.
Details:The metal post is bigger across the corners than the diameter of the inside of the PVC tube. Tube won't side over the post. Should it be forced on the post by scoring the insde of the PVC tube with the corners of the metal post?
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A:I did not have that issue with mine. I would be hesitant to force it onto the metal tube though because you want the PVC tube to roll when it needs to.
A:better send the guide ons you received back for a replacement pair
A:My 2" I.D. PVC pipe that came with the units fit easily over the 1-1/2" square tubing. Sounds like you may have received 1-1/2" pipe or your tubing is larger. Make sure Bass knows about it, but it may be less of a hassle to buy larger PVC pipe with caps. You can cut it to the exact length you need. Be sure to drill small vent holes in the caps.
A:I received two pieces of 2" Schedule 40 PVC pipe. The steel square tube is 1 1/4". Should just slide over and actually rotate. If you received 1 1/2 PVC, it would not fit.
A:I noticed the length is slightly longer one way than the other on the metal post. They looked the same size in width but I did not measure them. I installed mine with the longer portion pointing up. The corners of the metal post contacted the inside of the pvc but I did not have to use any undue force. It will be snug since its a square post and a round pole. Once you get the metal posts on the trailer the pvc should slip over the post and slide down with very little effort
A:It went on fairly easy, just give it a little twist when you're putting it on. I used Piping Dope to keep the cap from being stolen.
A:I had this problem , had to pound tube over post , one tube broke in half in the process
A:a little pressure is needed to slide the tube over the metal but it will fit
Details:The detail says 2 inch in diameter but I thought that may be the PVC size.
A:the metal tubing is 1 1/2 inch square
A:The metal; posts on mine are 1 1/2 inch square posts.
A:The metal is 1-1/2 square and measured across the points it would be 2 inches which is the same size as the internal diameter of the schd 40 PCV.
Details:WILL THIS FIT ON A PONTOON TRAILER. APX. 23 FT LONG.
A:dpends on the height and width of your trailer frame
A:Yes, but I would recommend getting the longer PVC pipe. I got the 40: (39" actual). You may want to get the 48". You can always add PVC couplings with more piping if you need it longer.
A:Yes, I put some on a pontoon boat I used to own. They fit and worked great,
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A:Check the size of the trailer frame and 2 sets will work better than 1 set on a trailer this long.
A:Yes they are sold as a pair. You have everything you need to install them on a trailer.
A:that was my concern also. they come in pairs the price is for two
Details:Can you thread the "U" bolts another 3/4" on each end to fit 2" box frames? Theres not enough thread for the 2" box frames.
A:tere is plenty of length on the u-bolts to create more threads
A:I have an 1-1/2" square frame which required adding a 1/2" metal shim to make it a 2" frame. (Bass warned this would happen). There was plenty of thread on the U Bolts. This item is actually made for 2" frames and up to 3" frames. You have to criss-cross the "U" bolts on the 2" frame, but not on the 3". If you didn't have enough thread you may have had the receiver plates upside down or more than likely your threads were not as long as mine.
A:Fortunately, my install did not require this. I suppose you could run a 3/8-16 die on up the u bolts but it would cut all the zinc chromate coating off the newly threaded part leaving raw steel which is going to rust fast. I felt the hardware should have been stainless. The price seemed to indicate that they should be but aren't.
A:You probably could, but I used 1" shims.
A:There is no weep hole but the ends are open, if this still worries you then you should be able to drill a small hole into it and still not harm the strength of the metal tubing. That is as long as you don't use a huge bit, nothing more than a 1/4 hole would be my guidance.
A:good point, you can always drill a weep hole in the elbow section of the tubing so they can drain,don't think the galvanized tubing will rust anytime soon
A:The metal tubes are open on both ends, so water will drain when you pull the trailer out of the water.
A:They cannot hold water, They are hollow metal posts, open on both ends. .
A:There's a cap to put on the tube. I used Piping Dope to keep it from coming off or being stolen.
A:The metal L shaped tube is open on both ends. It would be pretty hard for water to reside in there.
A:both ends are open! and the plastic cap has about a 1/4 inch hole in it.
A:The metal tubes are open at the end, so any water that comes in should drain out, especially when driving. However, there may be a slight rise on the end that is open, so some water may remain at the elbow. If you're concerned about this, just drill an 1/8" hole at the elbow. This shouldn't affect the strength of the tube.
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