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Old 11 July 2003, 17:22   #31
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Yeah great idea Manos, let's all go and have a fiddle with ourselves instead of making sure we've got our boats safe and legal for towing.

Might end up considerably poorer due to a hefty fine, may even end up wiping out a considerable number of vehicles in an accident on the motorway, but we'll sure as hell feel all the better for having a quick play won't we.
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Old 12 July 2003, 02:50   #32
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Richard - Any time you like. PM me when you fancy a gander and I'll let you have my number,

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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 14 July 2003, 08:38   #33
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When I bought my 5.5 Extreme from Humber, I asked for an unbraked trailer on the basis that all I wantwed it for was as a launching trolley, and that the towing vehicle weighed in at over 2.25 tonnes.

They did a load of calculating, accounted for everything from the full tank to anchors, warps, chains, me, the family, my 3.3hp 2stroke auxiliary etc and REFUSED!! I ended up with a very good Bramber trailer with brakes, rated at 950Kg.

It WOULD have been safe without brakes, and a lot less hassle with washing off, but Humber did act very responsibly.
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