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Old     (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-11-2007, 6:35 AM Reply   
Went to load the boat up last night and the boat buddy didn't work quite right. The pin snapped through as it was suppose to, but it didn't snap into the opposite hole. It missed and is actually too far back (toward the boat, not the truck). I'm thinking the only way this could happen is if the pin was bent? I don't see anything that can be adjusted to compensate for this? Any ideas? Also, without doing any searching, anyone have an estimate how much a new boat buddy is if I needed one? Thanks.
Old     (insuranceman)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-11-2007, 6:42 AM Reply   
bob, i would guess it is bent or broke. i just replaced mine (bent pin) from bass pro shop. it was around 75.00
Old     (h2omantx)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-11-2007, 10:09 AM Reply   
I agree, replace it.
Old     (laraujo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-11-2007, 10:57 AM Reply   
You know these things are nice when they work, but it seems you easily mess these thing up. I had one that came with a messed up pin when I got the boat. Instead of pony up $75 I just went to my local K mart and got a roller for $8 and just lock it with the winch. Problem solved!
Old     (riverdave)      Join Date: May 2007       06-11-2007, 11:45 AM Reply   
Anyone got a link to this "boat buddy?" I've never seen one?

Old     (laraujo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-11-2007, 1:40 PM Reply   

here it is. Nice Idea but you have to be careful with them. Number=&storeId=10151&deptId=000000000&categoryId= 000000000&jumpToPage=1&currentPage=0&subdeptId=000 000000
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-12-2007, 7:29 AM Reply   
My boat buddy has the same bent pin problem. If you figure out a cheap fix let me know and I'll do the same.
Old     (hamkj)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-12-2007, 8:38 AM Reply   
You can buy a new one.. or you can simply take it a part and put the pin in a vice and straighten it out. Not difficult. Pull assembly out of the plasctic mold. Then compress and remove spring. And there you go....
Old     (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-14-2007, 11:08 AM Reply   
kyle, great idea, in fact I had planned on doing it. Only thing is I couldn't get it off with the boat on the trailer. I'd have to put the boat in, then take it off run back home and do it or something. Looks pretty simple to get off.
Old     (the_right_kind)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-15-2007, 7:55 AM Reply   
I think you can order parts for them.
Old     (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-15-2007, 8:33 AM Reply   
My friend driving the truck hit reverse instead of drive to pull me out after locking in boat buddy and the damn thing bent. I'm not too happy.
Old     (bob)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-17-2007, 10:03 PM Reply   
Bob, floor jack and a block of wood will lift you off the bow stop. This is how I added forward bunks on my trailer.


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