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Old 02-10-2019, 09:18 PM
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Bent Mastercraft Trailer Guide Post

Iím trying to figure out to fix this bent guidepost on my Mastercraft trailer. The wife brought the boat in hot on the last outing of the year and bent the post. Luckily no damage to the boat. Attached are pictures of the bottom where the post is welded.

Thoughts? Iíve pulled the heck out of this thing with no avail.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:43 PM
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Come-along and a tree.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:53 PM
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Whatever she hit, she needs to hit it again, at the exact same angle and speed, but in reverse.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:54 AM
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Are you able to remove guilde from sleeve?.. sleeve looks bent from top... but bottom seems good.

You may need to a welding shop.



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Old 02-11-2019, 07:58 AM
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Kind of hard to tell from the pictures what's going on there but I know on my trailer this is an easy fix. On my trailer the posts have an arc added to them to provide more room when bringing the boat in, If you hit them hard they'll twist in the socket and look just like yours. On mine I have a nut welded to the tube that holds the load bar which they run a bolt through to lock the bar in place. I loosen this and can them twist the load bar back into place.

I know this sounds crazy but try to find what locks the load bar in place (it may be that nut on the bottom of the load bar mount). Loosen it and see if you can twist the bar clock wise. It should straighten it back up. At least it does on mine.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:38 AM
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Come-along and a tree.
I used a heavy duty ratchet strap and just ratcheted until it looked good. It's very easy to get it looking "perfect" vs having to guesstimate with the vehicle power.
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:03 PM
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I'd try a come-along or ratchet strap with a welder as a backup plan. My '07 was similar when I bought it. The dealer (RV dealer got on a trade-in) was supposed to straighten it up as part of the deal. When I picked it up, the guide was straight, but hanging on by a thread. They just pulled it and ended up tearing the weld loose where it is attaches to the trailer.

Just make sure you have a plan B in case it does break loose.
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:43 PM
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Agreed...come-along. Even my 14 year old daughter can do it. If you donít have a tree as an anchor, use an old Camry.

FYI, she did not hit the stop sign. Our neighbor who just got his license was the victim of turning the steering wheel after a few inches of snow. His wheels turned but the car went straight.
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