How to Replace Boat Trailer Bunk Padding

What You'll Need
Foam padding
Utility knife

The boat trailer bunk is not where someone sleeps, but what the boat rests on when on the trailer. You will find a boat trailer bunk on each side of the trailer, and at each end. They keep the hull of the boat safe. Over time, the padding can become worn and ineffective. You can easily replace the padding, and the following article will show you how.

Step 1 – Remove the Boat Trailer Bunk

The bunks are screwed onto metal posts from underneath. Use the screwdriver to remove the screws holding it in place. You can then lift off the boat trailer bunk.

Step 2 – Remove the Padding

Turn the bunk over and use the screwdriver to pry out the staples. You can then remove the cloth covering. Discard the padding.

Step 3 – Replace the Padding

Use the old padding as a template and trim the new foam, if needed, using the utility knife. Place the padding on top of the fabric and center it. Pull each side of the fabric tight and then staple in place.

Step 4 – Install the Boat Trailer Bunk

Place the boat trailer bunk back on the post, and then attach it with the screws you removed previously.