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Today''ve tried to contact the boat manufacturer (Chaparral) but all they did is provided me with a PDF called "Trailer Data" with no explanation.

The trailer for my boat (which I did not purchase but examined at the dealer for the purpose of determining where to position bunks) comes configured with stepped bunks: the rear bunks are positioned right under the inner chines and go up to about the 1/3 of the hull, then front bunks begin right under the outer chine (marked F on the picture).

Obviously, I cant have stepped bunks on my lift, so, should I keep the bunks where they are now (RED) or move them to under the chine (BLUE)?
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09-09-2016, 06:48 AM
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I had mine originally set outside the chines, but the spacing necessary to keep the hull off the beam was so tight that it was a nightmare getting the boat to properly settle without hanging up on the chines. I moved the bunks inside the chines, angled based on the transom deadrise, and the problem was solved. The chines also better secure the boat on the bunks. YMMV.
 
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Originally Posted by Commocean
I had mine originally set outside the chines, but the spacing necessary to keep the hull off the beam was so tight that it was a nightmare getting the boat to properly settle without hanging up on the chines. I moved the bunks inside the chines, angled based on the transom deadrise, and the problem was solved. The chines also better secure the boat on the bunks. YMMV.
I have no problem with keel to cradle beam clearance - I would probably be ok with keel clearance even if go to F, but I dont have that much space laterally.

So, do you say go BLUE?
 
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I went blue, but you''s right for your set-up. It''ll still get the benefit of the chines for stability and leveling.

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I have two lift''https://www.thehulltruth.com/images/forums/wheel.gif''Captains Club Member'' edgewater- perfect fit and the boat sits just right
 
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Originally Posted by folly basser
you can have stepped boat lift bunks and they can be set up to support just like your trailer.
I recently installed a set of custom cut stepped lift bunks for a new 36''m still debating whether to move my bunks or not. The current position (RED) was chosen based on width of the motor mounts. I figured, if I set the bunks right under the stringers that support the motor, that should minimize the stress on the hull. I just dont know which position would result in easier boat alignment red or blue. Right now on red, I get my boat on the lift perfect with no effort and it aligns itself just right. Would the blue position any different?
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