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Old 01 March 2007, 07:05   #21
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Hi Richard
I presume you want to use it for cleaning off the hull twice a month .
It will cost you 98 to use sea lift in Cowes or 2.00 a foot for a haul out on a trailer and Powerwash at the folly theirs will take your rib no problem.
Re servicing your engines that is gonna be a bit more awkward unless you can get them to come to you?? but not impossible .

Might be less hassle than converting/buying a monster trailer and all the associated paperwork involved.
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Old 01 March 2007, 07:31   #22
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Have found the following out which may be of use to some:- Based on a Multi Roller Trailer

SBS, DeGraaff, Parrymore & Rapide, Blendworth, RM Trailers, Bramber & Rapide do a trailer suitable, that weighs in at 650-700kg price range 2900-3600 plus vat

Parrymore do one as 650kg-700kg for 3500inc vat does anyone here have a Parrymore and are they happy with it?

Indespension come in at 850kg and 3490 plus vat.

So it would appear as long as the rib was not loaded up with fuel and loads of gear I would be inside the towing limit, by 100kg or there abouts.
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Old 01 March 2007, 07:46   #23
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The rib weighs 2700kg. Will give SBS a call tomorrow, see what weight the trailer comes in at.
Richard, are you sure about that? It's a heck of a weight for an open rib.
For info, my trailer when in 4 wheel configuration was put on the weighbridge and it weighed 640kg. So, if you're careful with your choice of trailer, you may manage to stay legal.

Edit: oops, I see you've done your homework.....
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Richard, are you sure about that? It's a heck of a weight for an open rib.
For info, my trailer when in 4 wheel configuation was put on the weighbridge and it weighed 640kg. So, if you're careful with your choice of trailer, you may manage to stay legal.

Edit: oops, I see you've done your homework.....
Hi

I had the rib weighed on Sunday at Drivers Wharf on their crane. Parker estimated the weight to be about 2600 - 2800kg dry so the weight that Drivers have come in at I assume is farely accurate.

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Richard,

Howabout this combination advertised over on Boatsad.com?

http://www.boatmad.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7971
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I wouldn't want to try driving with a PTO engaged. There won't be much of a gearbox left and the chance of making it past 2nd gear is slim. Driving with a PTO engaged causes so much drag you can't change gear.

Is it a realistic prospect to install a belt-driven 2nd vaccuum pump to power vac-assist brakes?
Why? Land Rover PTO's come off the back of the transfer box, in fact the PTO system is used (sort of) for overdrives so you can certainly drive those in any gear surely the drag depends on how much power you are taking out.

Info on LR4x4.com suggests that the Land Rover coupled brakes are either taken from the vehicle vacuum pump (and an accumulator tank) or a separate vacuum pump, and some are made ex factory by LR Special Vehicles. Probably costs more than a fiver to implement though...

One option would (might) be to replace the alternator with one of the Japanese alternators that also have a built in vac pump, or if the vehicle doesn't have air con then there is a ready made place for a vac pump - my Defender has a hydraulic pump for the winch mounted where the a/c compressor would live if it had a/c.

Lots of options but keeping it under 3500kg is the cheapest one by a long way
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Why? Land Rover PTO's come off the back of the transfer box, in fact the PTO system is used (sort of) for overdrives so you can certainly drive those in any gear surely the drag depends on how much power you are taking out.

Info on LR4x4.com suggests that the Land Rover coupled brakes are either taken from the vehicle vacuum pump (and an accumulator tank) or a separate vacuum pump, and some are made ex factory by LR Special Vehicles. Probably costs more than a fiver to implement though...

One option would (might) be to replace the alternator with one of the Japanese alternators that also have a built in vac pump, or if the vehicle doesn't have air con then there is a ready made place for a vac pump - my Defender has a hydraulic pump for the winch mounted where the a/c compressor would live if it had a/c.

Lots of options but keeping it under 3500kg is the cheapest one by a long way
Granted I've not driven a landy with the PTO engaged but on every vehicle I've driven that's had a PTO it won't drive past 2nd gear if you leave the PTO engaged-even if there's no load on the PTO.

The japanese alternators with a built in vac pump might work-they might need an oil feed though- the Isuzu one I did last week did...Horrible job! Good idea though.
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Old 01 March 2007, 17:47   #28
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Wasn't Cookee selling his truck with 6 tonne hiab. Sorry Richard but a Disco isn't going to do it. The Royal Marines use 4 tonne Bedfords to tow there Artic 28s which it does quite well, if a little slowly.

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Wasn't Cookee selling his truck with 6 tonne hiab. Sorry Richard but a Disco isn't going to do it. The Royal Marines use 4 tonne Bedfords to tow there Artic 28s which it does quite well, if a little slowly.

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Yes I know what the manual says, now back in the real world, that weight of trailer will throw a landrover all over the place. At least one member of this forum jack knifed a 26 foot boat with a Disco on the M5. A Bedford or Pantechicon type of vehicle would be much safer and come with air brakes. Its a lot of boat to risk and it might not be Richard but some other nobber on the road who makes the mistake. Ask Nos42 he drives and eats Yorkies for a living,

I think its Phil Smith selling those trailers btw,

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