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Replacement Hardware Kit for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons

Replacement Hardware Kit for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons

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Replace lost, damaged, or rusted mounting hardware on your CE Smith post-style guide-ons for your boat trailer. Includes all brackets and hardware. 1-800-940-8924 to order CE Smith accessories and parts part number CE11452-A or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Hardware Kit for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Accessories and Parts - CE11452-A

  • Boat Trailer Parts
  • Guide-On Parts
  • Hardware Kit
  • CE Smith

Replace lost, damaged, or rusted mounting hardware on your CE Smith post-style guide-ons for your boat trailer. Includes all brackets and hardware.


  • Replaces mounting hardware on your CE Smith post-style guide-ons (sold separately) for your boat trailer
    • Models CE27620, 27625, CE27640, 27645, CE27670, CE27740, and CE27760
  • Kit includes:
    • 2 Mounting brackets
    • 2 Sets of mounting U-Bolts
    • 2 Post caps
    • All necessary lock nuts and washers
  • Made in the USA


  • U-bolt dimensions: 3-1/2" wide x 5" long
  • Bracket dimensions: 4-5/8" long x 3-7/8" wide

11452-A Mounting Hardware for CE Smith Post Guide Ons

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Video Transcript for CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts CE11452-A Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the replacement hardware kit for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons. This kit replaces the mounting hardware on your post-style guide-ons for your boat trailer. The kit includes two mounting brackets. The brackets can be mounted above or below your trailer frame. It comes with two sets of mounting U-bolts. It has the two post caps, constructed from a PVC and they're white in color.

And then it comes with all necessary lock nuts and washers. The product is made from steel so it's strong and durable. These brackets, galvanized, and then the hardware is zinc-plated to resist rust and corrosion. The product's made in the U.S.A.I do want to show you the instructions that come with the kit because it can be installed a few other ways. You'll notice that one set of the brackets has this little raised hump in the middle.

That's because on narrow C-channels you can actually cross the brackets. Then, on a wide I beam, you would install it this way without crossing them. Then also on a wide box frame you would install it the same way, so without crossing them. Again, the brackets can be mounted above or below the trailer frame, but I did want to show you these different examples of how the brackets would install, and how the U-bolts would install to your trailer frame.Now we'll take a minute and just go over some basic measurements for you. When it comes to the dimensions of the U-bolt, each one measures the same.

So from the bottom of this portion here to the end of the threaded portion, that measures five inches long. Then the distance that we have between each post, that's the opening here in the center, is about 3-1/2 inches. The brackets, these brackets measure 4-5/8 inches long by 3-7/8 inches wide. The opening of each bracket measures about 1-11/16 of an inch. So right in between 1-5/8 and 1-7/8.Again, steel construction.

Galvanized finish on the brackets. Zinc-plated coating on the hardware. PVC construction on the post caps and then these have an opening measurement of 2-3/8 inches.That's going to do it for today's look at the replacement hardware kit for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons.

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Replacement Hardware Kit for CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons - CE11452-A

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (174 Customer Reviews)

Replace lost, damaged, or rusted mounting hardware on your CE Smith post-style guide-ons for your boat trailer. Includes all brackets and hardware.


I drove to 6 stores - an auto parts store, wal-mart, lowes, home depot, northern freight and West Marine. Nobody had stainless steel u bolts or brackets to re-attach my boat trailers guide posts. The closest was West Marine, and they only sold entire guide post kits. I just wanted the bracket hardware and ubolts.

etrailer had exactly what I needed and after receving them, in 5 minutes I had both guide posts solid on my trailer again.


The product was as expected. However, The brackets, u-bolts, and uprights were not sufficiently protected from rust. I use my trailer in salt water and all of the parts had to be primed and painted before installation. An up-charge for galvanizing would be acceptable.

Regarding the order, this web site and order processing is the best in the e-mail ordering business. I wish all others would try it and do what etrailer does. You could sell this philosophy.

Duane C - 07/21/2021


I have not completed install but believe this is going to work fine for my project.


These brackets mounted the guide posts more solidly than I expected. I’ll have to see how long they last in salt water since they sent galvanized.

The brackets are not galvanized but haven’t rusted away after one year.
Joe - 10/20/2021


I purchased this hardware for a saltwater trailer that I use frequently because the original brackets corroded away. The hardware package was easy to install and the metal was heavier gauge than the original. Highly recommended for the advertised application.


Perfect replacement hardware kit that will work great


Hardware worked perfectly with my Yacht Club WC112 single jet ski trailer. Highly recommended.


I'm using this product in conjunction with some existing steps on the tongue of my boat trailer to create a hand rail for stability when climbing into the bow of my boat. I think it's going to work very well for that purpose


I made the mistake of not reading reviews before buying. I assumed that the components of this kit were galvanized, since it is made for marine use. The uncoated nuts/ washers and u-bolts can be bought at a hardware store. The bracket itself had some type of coating, definately not heavy galvanizing.


Had to get Coupling nuts and 3/8" treaded rod as the u bolts weren't long enough.


Great replacement option!


Exactly what I needed!


I placed a phone order with Lori B recently. She was extremely helpful in finding the right product for me. I ordered a replacement post-style guide-ons hardware kit and LED tail lights for my boat trailer. She gave me the correct information so I could see them online during our phone conversation. After that, we placed the order. I was expecting shipping to take several days due to the holidays quickly approaching. Somehow Lori passed the order along and it was shipped on the same day and arrived two days later from MO to FL. The parts are exactly as shown on the website. I will be installing them today. Outstanding customer service. Extremely quick shipping. I will share this with anyone who needs trailer parts. Great company to do business with. Thank you all. Happy holidays. Stay safe & healthy!!!


Great Product. Galvanized bracket a plus since I run in saltwater.
My only beef is that the special clamps are not galvanized.
They still last a long time but when you have to remove them
it can be very difficult. I would rather pay extra for stainless or
galvanized. k

This company is great to deal with and has first class customer service.

Working fine thanks, just wish entire kit could made available with a heavy galvanized finish since I use it in saltwater. I think you should offer two kits, one salt and one fresh water just my 2 cents. This kit is far superior to the other ones I have used. The special u bolts are great and hold fast.
MDRW - 10/25/2017


Parts were exactly as advertised. Worked perfectly for my application.

Guide ons are working perfectly doing exactly what I wanted them to do. Theyve held up well.
Tom P - 08/22/2021


makes for a easy install at a fair price. and all the parts are in the bag. etrailer provides me the combination price, product and last but not least information to make to make the choice and get it done.

fine just fine
wayne - 06/03/2018


All the parts were in the package. I made a mistake in ordering (ordered twice for same product). Company caught the error, contacted me and took care of situation before products were released for shipment. Customer service was great!


Fast Shipping, got exactly what I order ed


Excellent service, and fast delivery. I consider myself old fashion and still like to order by phone. I had a great experience ordering by phone, this is my second time ordering from etrailer and highly reccomend them.


Fast service and delivery. Product received as described


Excellent product and the shipping was fast. I looked long and hard to find just the right product to fit my need. My search led me to .
The boat trailer on which I will be placing guide-on bracket kit has served me faithfully for 30 years. I don't think the trailer or my 17 ft. PolarKraft boat will ever wear-out. I know there are many bass and crappie that fear seeing that boat in the water.
This bracket kit will add many more years to my good times in that boat. The kit seems to be made of excellent material.


If you get your own PVC piping make sure you cut a notch at the bottom as seen on the directions before you install. Also, don't make the mistake i did and run the wiring before drilling the hole at the bottom of the bracket and PVC pipe. Overall, very happy, solid material and easy to install. I have a 17' grizzly bass tracker and it installed easily on the frame near the license plate.


It does not get any better then this design, fits almost any trailer you have and is as easy as it gets to add or replace. Good quality and good price, helps in keeping the trailer in great shape in the years of service.

They are doing great, life has been easier with the guides in place. Great parts!
Philip D - 10/10/2017


Bought these guide post brackets about a year ago. They were exactly what I needed to add a pair of boat guides to my trailer. After many trips to the boat ramp you can easily see that they still look like new with no corrosion whatsoever. etrailer is terrific at fulfilling and getting all of my orders to me in the fastest way possible.


Good quality and thought this product is made in USA. It is easy to assemble on the trailer.

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