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Old 30 April 2007, 15:55   #1
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aluminium boat trailers

Does anyone know who makes aluminium boat trailers?
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Old 01 May 2007, 16:48   #2
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Does anyone actually make them? All the ones I've seen that were described as aluminium turned out to be a numpty that didn't know what galvanising is.
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All the Ali trailers I've seen have had an american size hitch and hydraulic brakes.

There is a Donzi sitting on one in a yard in Pompey. The main frame rails are massive.

I believe they are quite common in the states.

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What you want one of them for??? I know they are light but I would imagine that the would be more inclined to "break" rather than bend.

A chain is only as good as its weakest link, you will find they probably use British Mild steel on the Bolts keeping it together.
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They do exist

Hi Andre
I dropped my boat in at Henshaws last year for some minor tube work.
There were some very big ribs in there.
One was at least 9 metres with twin motors, but what caught my eye was the aluminium trailer.
The first thing I did was to go view the plate. sure it was 3500Kg gross and amasingly weighed only 670kg. Twin axle steel would be closer to 1000kg.
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These really are superb trailers, available in both ally or steel.

http://www.harbeck.de/anhaenger-trai...STARTSEITE.htm
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Does anyone actually make them? All the ones I've seen that were described as aluminium turned out to be a numpty that didn't know what galvanising is.
Not CAN trailers was it?!
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No, he moaned about the galvanising bill too much for that!
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