More on the H260 Magic Tilt
From time to time, an H260
without a trailer comes on the market. The purchaser then has to decide if a
trailer is necessary. Some owners have purchased a trailer built to Hunter's
specifications. Other's decide to modify a trailer designed for another
If you are in the latter group,
these diagrams and pictures may help make the appropriate modifications.
The drawing is not to scale but the
dimensions are real.
between axles = 32”
center of axles to bow eye = 15’
front roller = 10’ 3” from center of axles
Rise from trailer to bow eye 45”
Bunks are 2 x 8
Bunk is 2 x 12
side bunks = 14’
bottom bunk = 13’
of bottom bunk from ground = 12” (equal to wheel hub height)
from end of stern to side bunk = 13”
from bow eye to front of bottom bunk = 46”
from aft riser to front bow roller = 18' - 8"
Fitting the boat to the
The Hunter rests virtually all its weight on the side
bunks. Someone told me it was a 80/20 ratio; I don't think anyone really knows.
I've also been told that the centerboard only has about 60 pounds of lead in it.
I can lift up the aft end of the keel with a pry bar a couple of inches - in
other words, the bottom bunk is there just to keep the keel from dragging in the
front of the keel is off the bottom bunk a couple of inches. When I got the boat
I thought this was wrong and checked with Hunter. The customer service people
looked at other boats on the factory floor and assured me that they all come
from the factory this way.
The side bunks are one 14 foot 2
x 8. You should not have any problem fitting the bunk to the shape of the hull
once you get the supports installed. Look carefully at how the supports are
designed -- my guess is any good welder will be able to duplicate the curve
using the dimensions above. Design the bunk supports so that you can adjust them
when fitting the boat to the trailer.
any picture to see a larger view.