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Old 27 January 2003, 16:24   #31
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Trailer on e-bay

Keith,
There is a jet ski trailer just put on e-bay at;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tem=2704544798

It could be converted to a SIB trailer without too much trouble
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Old 31 January 2003, 11:33   #32
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If you are going to start putting the trailer into the water you will start to have all of the trailer corrosion problems that us rib lot have. If you get the trailer from de graff will they put some of their baring savers on the hubs. They are great so much easier that constantly stripping down and replacing.
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Old 05 April 2003, 10:50   #33
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Hello folks

An update on the SIB trailer thing thread.

I've ordered the DeGraff SIB trailer, with lightboard, spare wheel and jockey wheel. It came to about 430.00 in total.

This is thanks to some poor sod who got battered to death and the resulting overtime payments. 'Er indoors is having a new sewing machine out of it.

Well as they say, (hang on, just who are 'they'?) it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good!

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Old 06 March 2006, 20:06   #34
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Hi have just joined this forum after reading this post while searching for trailer info .
Have just purchased a Honda 3.8 air floor with a 20 hp engine .

I have been launching using an Eckla canoe trolley it works fine . Pump up the boat strap the trolley underneath fit the engine etc and wheel it down the slip . Problem is recovery I end up wading up to my knees to lift the motor off so we can then lift the boat out onto the trolley .

I have a box trailer that I may modify with a cradle or a launch trolley that rolls on top of the box trailer . main thing I need is a longer draw bar on the trailer .

How did that De Graff trailer perform ? looks good and not too expensive .

Also is anyone aware af a decent suitable launchin trolley .

have just purchased some inflatable rollers so maybe they will solve my problem and also be useful on the beach
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For future refereane, Indispention do a trailer stubable for jet-skis and ribs up to 4 meters. It's fully adjustable (and bit a tiny bit of modification would carry a SIB fine). They are only 299 brand new....
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Come on Tim, get with the programme! This was covered in posts 21 and 22 on this thread!
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Erm.. no it doesnt. I don't see any mention of the Halmark "Vario" 4m boat trailer, priced 299.

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In that case, tell more!
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OK...well...what is there to say.

The Vario looks like an American import which Halmark have put their badge on. They are 299 in kit form or 339 I think ready built. It's a fairly basic twin bunk trailer suitable for upto a 4 m RIB, comes with a jockey wheel, with winch as an optional extra. If you replaced the (fairly narrow) bunks with pieces of wood like on the Hallmark inflatable trailer it would be ideal as a SIB trailer.
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I was sent the details on the Varion today 1.35m between mudguards and overall towhitch to end lenght of 3.5m

Just how exactly they think a 4m boat will fit on it i don't know unless there is lot hanging over the end which isn't suitable for an inflatable .

It also very high due to the leaf spring suspension so would make launching more difficult.

To me its a jetski trailer or maybe 3.0m sib

Have put in an order for a custom made trailer at a local firm in St Austell

375 all in for a trailer similar to the DeGraff but with a motor support . Iam fitting the wood .

Problem with all the other trailers was delivery costs another 50 - 100 in some cases
Will post some pics of the new trailer when I get it , if I can find out how ?
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