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Smith Pontoon Boat Post Guide-Ons, Pair

Item # 74124
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Key Features

  • Guide-ons fit inside the pontoons of your boat

  • Pontoon guide-ons mount on rear cross member

  • Metal arms made of 1-1/2" galvanized steel tubing

  • Fit up to 3" x 4-1/4" frames


Our Price   $79.99
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Product Description
smith Loading your pontoon boat onto your trailer is much easier with Smith Pontoon Boat Post Guide-Ons. These guide-ons fit inside the pontoons to center your boat on the trailer. Pontoon boat guide-ons mount on top of rear cross member. Metal arms are made of 1-1/2" galvanized steel tubing and extend fully into sturdy 2" PVC tubes. Pontoon Post Guide-Ons fit up to 3" x 4-1/4" frames. 22" high. Sold in pairs.

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Smith Pontoon Boat Post Guide-Ons, Pair
 
4.2

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Holds boat securely (24)
  • Reliable (18)
  • Easy to install (16)
  • Safe (16)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large boats (12)
    • Docks (5)
    • Small boats (5)
    • Larger boats (3)
    • Pontoon boats (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (18), Advanced (6), Recreational (6), Beginner (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Thread the very large needle

    Loading my pontoon boat at the launch ramp, with little to much wind, makes it easier now with these load guides. Just get the bow between the two middle posts and the two...Read complete review

    Loading my pontoon boat at the launch ramp, with little to much wind, makes it easier now with these load guides. Just get the bow between the two middle posts and the two outer posts help keep the pontoons centered over the bunks as we pull the trailer up and out of the water. No more getting down into the water to hold the boat inplace. I painted mine black to match the color of the trailer. Use marine grade paint.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bends Easily at 90 Degree Angle

    I installed these on my boat. On the positive side, they make loading the boat MUCH easier. However, after a couple of uses one of the posts bent a little. After a...Read complete review

    I installed these on my boat. On the positive side, they make loading the boat MUCH easier. However, after a couple of uses one of the posts bent a little. After a couple of more uses the (bent) post bent some more. I boat in a river so I always have to deal with current and wake from jet ski's, barges, speed boats, etc. When the water is calm, the guides seem to work best. My I think that these guides may work great at a small horsepower restricted lake with not a lot of current/wake. The other thing that I do not like about the guides is that the plastic PVC inserts need to be about 6" higher. I have these guides installed on the rearmost cross-member of my bunk trailer and they are usually under water, because the ramp I use is fairly steep. I thought about replacing the PVC pipes, but the bent guide has made me re-think that plan. I may purchase another set or find a welder to fix (and reinforce) the bent guide or I may consider other type of guides, but am not sure that the other guides would work as well straightening out the boat at the rear of the bunks -- which I need due to the current always floating the rear pontoons downstream a little bit when I pull out of the water.

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    5.0

    perfect

    By john

    from beaver ut

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pontoon Boats

      Comments about Smith Pontoon Boat Post Guide-Ons, Pair:

      perfect

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      great product

      By george the fisherman

      from witherbee,ny

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pontoon Boats

        Comments about Smith Pontoon Boat Post Guide-Ons, Pair:

        makes loading so much easier

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Pontoon trailer guides

        By ang

        from Columbia, KY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smith Pontoon Boat Post Guide-Ons, Pair:

            Just needs to be a little taller

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            5.0

            Excellent product, but had to improvise!

            By Willie Graham

            from South Carolina

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Holds Boat Securely
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Boats

              Comments about Smith Pontoon Boat Post Guide-Ons, Pair:

              As stated before, it's an excellent product, but had to add extra gaskets (washers) to make it work on my pontoon boat trailer. Perhaps Smith needs to add a few more (20 total gaskets). However, the cost for the gaskets was minimal, and, more importantly, the guide-ons work perfectly.

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              5.0

              Great item! A must have for pontoons!

              By Looney Toon

              from Fingerlakes, NY

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Holds Boat Securely
              • Reliable
              • Safe

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Boats

                Comments about Smith Pontoon Boat Post Guide-Ons, Pair:

                I use this on my 21 ft poontoon boat. I don't why I didn't put them on sooner.
                it made loading the boat 100% easier.

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                • No

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                • Q:

                  Does this product work on a scissor type trailer for a pontoon boat.
                  Asked on 5/30/2009 by Denny from Manistique,mi

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    These will fit 3" X 4.25" trailer frames but I don't think they will work on a scissor lift trailer. The beams of the pontoon rest directly on the trailer therefore you can't have anything sticking up past the frame on the section that makes contact with the beams.

                    Answered on 6/1/2009 by Michael from Overtons
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    If you can mount it on a fixed part of the trailer (framr / axel0 which does not scissor it will work well. If not you could use a regular unit mounted outboard of the tubes / logs. I would use one wit the similiar metal base since it offers more flexability!

                    Answered on 6/25/2009 by Capt. Joe from Ocean City MD
                • Q:

                  How many pontoon boat post guides (sets) does one need to effectively and easily load a pontoon on a trailer? One or two
                  Asked on 5/26/2009 by Andy

                  2 answers

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                    A:

                    I would recommend 2 sets. One toward the front of your bunks and one toward the rear. When mounting the rear, keep the water depth in mind if you typically use the same boat ramp. If you mount them too far toward the rear of the trailer, and the ramp is deep, they may be ineffective.

                    Answered on 5/28/2009 by Michael from Overtons
                  • A:

                    The PVC pipe slides on the verticle posts. Before trailering your boat raise the PVC pipe up so the tops are above the waterline. As your boat settles onto the bunks, the underside of your deck will push down the pipe of the guides.

                    Answered on 8/19/2012 by Rvr divn. from Seal Beach,CA
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