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Old 03 July 2017, 13:14   #1
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Advice needed re trailer ...

Hi all

I own a Yamaha 310STI inflatable and am after a suitable trailer for it. Budget isn't large enough for a new trailer, so will need to be pre-owned!

I understand I will need bunks for the tubes etc. But am far from sure exactly what I'm looking for. I'm fairly handy with spanners etc, and am happy to bolt bits on etc.

Will this boat be OK to tow with the outboard attached? Its a Yamaha 2 stroke 8HP of 2004 vintage.

Many thanks for any help!

Ian
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Old 03 July 2017, 13:28   #2
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I just bought a new one this year Ian have a look on my new trailer thread. you can tow with the engine on the boat I do with a 25 hp no problem just put a strap on it to stop it bouncing
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Old 03 July 2017, 15:14   #3
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2nd hand is pot luck due to axles but they are around if you look hard enough. new will be 720 so it is worth looking.
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Old 03 July 2017, 17:30   #4
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If you scroll to the bottom of this page, it'll give you an idea of the set-up you need. Bunks / supports for the tubes and a non-rollered hull support:

https://www.extreme-trailers.co.uk/e...3eur10ldduqqn3

We can do an inflatable trailer for 650, but we're a long way from Huddersfield..!

As David says, they are out there. Example:

Used Snipe Boat Single Axle Trailer, Model SBI-3/ 3.5m Length | eBay

You need to find something like the above, closer to home.
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Thank you all so much for your replies.

The Snipe trailer looks ideal - a pity it's in Southampton! If anyone has anything similar a little closer to West Yorks I'd be interested!

Thanks for that Jeff - your trailer looks like it will support a SIB extremely well. Are you happy with the height of your outboard skeg now whilst transporting?

I now have a much better idea what i'm looking for - so thanks again all of you. I will let you know how I get on in my quest!

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hi Ian i had it built to my spec needed it as low as possible.
re the skeg i lift the engine now [having experimented ] on to the shallow drive setting giving 12 inch clearance and put a ratchet strap around it back to the trim pin to stop it bouncing.
you can put a piece of wood across the bracket [lift the engine right up] slide the wood in and rest the engine back down on the wood for more height and strap again.
i thought i would not have a keel bunk on the new trailer but i found the boat to bounce on the bow so i fitted a small bunk right at the bow so the boat is pulled to that and makes it more solid.
this is a pic of my old trailer with a full keel bunk not needed on my new one as i have a transom pad to support the engine all for info should you get a secondhand one to modify.

my new trailer was 850 + 100 delivery from cornwall for info
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Hi Flamair,

I'm based in North Yorkshire and to be honest we're very poorly served with dealers and boats/trailers. Probably worth considering a long drive if you're wanting choice. Try eBay, preloved and gumtree . Sometimes there's something local. Good luck with your search.
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check out indespension trailers on ebay ,they have a couple of smaller units on clearance ,might be able to get the spanners out and make something work ,probhably got a depot fairly near you
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BOAT TRAILER: 350kg INDESPENSION JET SKI TRAILER-BUNKED-BRAND NEW-CLEARANCE | eBay

about as cheap as it gets new, the bunks would need widening and positioning maybe.
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