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Offline Wiley

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2017, 06:46:57 PM »
That’s how my Pacific is setup. And it pulls it up the bunks just fine, but then I did recarpet last year and occasionally hit them with some spray silicone... slides like butter then.
96 sea explorer 15'-11" new 90 etec named (wutz wuzn cuzn)
10' Don Hill Pram
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Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2017, 07:50:33 PM »
Here’s a pic from the EZ loader 2100# I have now. The strap goes through and under the roller. It may solve your problems if it will work on your trailer. You should be able to order from EZ loader. :shrug9: :twocents:
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

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Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2017, 09:11:03 PM »
Will the winch still work if you reverse the strap on to the drum?  Feed from the top instead of the bottom?

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Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2017, 09:31:03 PM »
Will the winch still work if you reverse the strap on to the drum?  Feed from the top instead of the bottom?

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That may very well work for him. May have to turn the drum 180 degrees so the handles on the other side
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline AJFishin

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2017, 09:35:06 PM »
SF: no I tried and it doesn't work that way :facepalm:

Wiley I saw a picture of your boat and I noticed your trailer is wider than mine. My boat sits above the fenders as yours sits in-between. So I think your boat sits lower and the post on your trailer is correct for your set up.
I think on mine, the 12" post is a incorrect height for my set up. So if I can't figure out a fix, I think I'll just bite the bullet and get a new set up like Fisherdv or maybe Pacific Trailer will reply  back and I can get  a longer post from them.

Thanks for the help guys, appreciate it :beerchug:

This is a picture of the posts they sent me, but I have no idea what the heights are on them.

« Last Edit: November 01, 2017, 10:25:31 PM by AJFishin »
1996 Arima Sea Chaser 1511
96' Yamaha 70HP - 2 stroke
Poachers = zero tolerance

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Offline Rokefin

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2017, 07:30:08 AM »
AJFishin
You are correct about the height, my boat also sits above the fenders and I know my post is taller than 12 inches.
1989 17ft Arima Sea Chaser 2010 115 Yamaha 1995 9.9 Yamaha kicker - Bodega mostly

Offline Wiley

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2017, 07:57:45 PM »
Wow, above the fenders . I would have to back my truck down the ramp until the front tires were wet..   :facepalm:
96 sea explorer 15'-11" new 90 etec named (wutz wuzn cuzn)
10' Don Hill Pram
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2017, 09:20:42 PM »
Wow, above the fenders . I would have to back my truck down the ramp until the front tires were wet..   :facepalm:

If I didn't have an extended trailer tongue, I would probably have to do that, especially at the ramp I launch from. :jester:
1996 Arima Sea Chaser 1511
96' Yamaha 70HP - 2 stroke
Poachers = zero tolerance

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Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2017, 09:37:40 PM »
I just had a look at mine, the boat is almost even with the fenders on my new boat
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline AJFishin

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2017, 08:17:31 PM »
I talked with Hector at Pacific Trailer today and he has 26" post at a 15 degree angle for $65 that I'm going to go check out on Tuesday. He asked for me to bring my boat by so he can take a look at it and make sure everything is set up correctly.
We'll see how things go on Tuesday.

Thanks guys for all the input. :beerchug:
1996 Arima Sea Chaser 1511
96' Yamaha 70HP - 2 stroke
Poachers = zero tolerance

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Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2017, 08:49:29 PM »
 Hope they get it worked out for you. Give an update on the results  :beerchug:
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2017, 09:03:59 PM »

They are pretty good at customer service. My boat was missing the spare tire and the owner brought it to me on his way home.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2017, 11:45:34 AM »
Just got back from Pacific Trailer and talked to Hector, good guy. He brought out 2 different post and attached the correct size for my set up. Then I was surprised, he installed it for me and did a once over on the trailer and said everything was good. Great customer service at Pacific Trailer.

Also while I was there I met a fellow Arima owner (sorry forgot his name) who just recently purchased an early model 17 foot Sea Chaser. He has been looking around on here, so hope to see him start posting soon. He said since he purchased his Arima him and his wife have been out hooping and, like us, loves his Arima.

Here's a few pictures:




Can you spot the Arima in the aerial photo?


Here's my NEW and old post; I still need to re-adjust the strap to the correct position. :dance:
« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 12:09:16 PM by AJFishin »
1996 Arima Sea Chaser 1511
96' Yamaha 70HP - 2 stroke
Poachers = zero tolerance

! Go Kings Go !

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2017, 12:29:36 PM »
Glad you got it worked out  :beerchug:
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Online Sparhawk

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2017, 01:07:43 PM »
Looks good! I have always run the cable over the top of the roller and put the safety changes below. Happy you got it solved though!
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2017, 04:35:12 PM »
Thanks guys and thanks for all the input too, appreciated :beerchug:
1996 Arima Sea Chaser 1511
96' Yamaha 70HP - 2 stroke
Poachers = zero tolerance

! Go Kings Go !

Offline Tom Mac

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2017, 05:31:10 PM »
I think the strap should be on the top of the winch. Are you able to unwind the strap and crank it back on the other way. The roller looks to be the correct height but I can't see how it would pull the boat up tight it looks to be pulling down.
1991 Sea Ranger 17, 2014 F90 Yamaha, 2008 T8 Yamaha

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2017, 05:54:27 PM »
I think the strap should be on the top of the winch. Are you able to unwind the strap and crank it back on the other way. The roller looks to be the correct height but I can't see how it would pull the boat up tight it looks to be pulling down.
I agree, I had a boat with a strap angle like that and all it did was pull the boat down. It would not pull the boat up on the trailer
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2017, 06:25:31 PM »
AJ, you might want to try to turn the winch around 180 degrees so the handle is on the other side  and see if you can have the strap pulling from the top. I would also move the post down a bit so the roller sits under the notch on the hull and right on top of the bow eye. “Right in between the two”
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2017, 06:32:40 PM »
Looking at the picture again I don’t think you’re going to be able to turn the roller 180° it looks like it would hit the post. If there’s no way to have the strap pull from the top of the winch  then you should be OK as long as you can drive the boat all the way up on the trailer or pull it all the way up to the bow roller By hand
« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 06:37:22 PM by Fisherdv »
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline AJFishin

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2017, 07:59:07 PM »
Thanks Fisher and Tom for the heads-up.

Yeah I'll definitely unwind it and have the strap come off of the top of the roll so it goes straight across, I get what you guys are saying.
Fisherdv, after looking at it, yes I agree the roller needs to come down some and under the notch. Right now the way the boat sits is a couple inches back so the boat will need to come off and be reposition. So this weekend I'll have some adjusting to do at the ramp after fishing :smile1:
1996 Arima Sea Chaser 1511
96' Yamaha 70HP - 2 stroke
Poachers = zero tolerance

! Go Kings Go !

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2017, 09:34:51 PM »

The new post looks much stronger.  👍🏻
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline AJFishin

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2017, 09:24:13 AM »

The new post looks much stronger.  👍🏻

Yes it definitely looks and feels stronger and $65 wasn't a bad price.
You were right, they have good customer service.
1996 Arima Sea Chaser 1511
96' Yamaha 70HP - 2 stroke
Poachers = zero tolerance

! Go Kings Go !

Offline La-Z-Buoy

Re: Bow roller, Does this look right?
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2018, 07:55:02 PM »
I have resurrected this thread because I came across an EZ Loader "Owner's Operation Manual" in my Arima file while going through it to weed it out. Here it is straight from the trailer manufacturer.


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