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Old 15 December 2013, 17:17   #131
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good luck mate, let us know how you get on
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Old 15 December 2013, 17:24   #132
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Old 16 December 2013, 08:46   #133
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Well, I haven't read this one 'till now, so by the time I got here I suspect some of these points may have already been covered in the chunk I skim read in the middle of the thread but, FWIW:

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You either need a 750kg trailer, or a B+E licence. It's feasable and practical IF the current boat on trailer with normal kit onboard weighs under 750kg to effectively convert your trailer to an unbraked 750kg trailer and to stick a 750kg MAM plate on it.

However, it'd be a far better idea to go take the B+E test and then never have to worry about it.
+1 - I looked at rebuilding the unbraked trailer mine came on, and decided to just replace. Guess what, it was going to cost me about 450 more to buy a new braked vs unbraked..... The license gives better value for money.


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Just found 1 snippit of informatione that has worried me........ Please help me find somthing else which counters it

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How do I tow my 7.8 meter rib around then (legally)?

There was a big old thread about this recently.
As has already been said, boats don't quite follow the rules for "solid" trailers, but some rules cover all. (e.g you can fix your lights to the load (e.g transom of a sailing dinghy) and the baot itelf counts as the "body" of the trailer, but those sticky out outboard legs are classed as protrusions to the overhang rules apply.


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Well folks as of the Moro I'm on my way to becoming legal to tow my setup
Good luck.


FWIW my boat clocks in at 420 Kg with 60 L of fuel. My car is OK to tow 750Kg Unbraked (I have a B+E!) but when I replaced the rustbucket that it as sat on I decided to go for a braked trailer for 3 reasons -

1) Furture proof it against lightrer tow vehicles
2) Proof it against the time it also has extra fuel / camping gear / new heavier engine etc etc on board
3) another braked axle can only help me to stop!
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Old 31 December 2013, 07:06   #134
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Well folk that's me legal !!!!
Just back from test and passed with 2 minors so very pleased
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Old 31 December 2013, 07:29   #135
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Well done Gramas!

Did you learn anything particularly interesting on your course/test that you can share?
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Old 31 December 2013, 10:27   #136
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Well apart from feeling ripped off at cost of lessons not loads although they were helpfull in terms of showing what's required to tow by the rules etc, everything tho will go out window like 10 to 2 driving position etc
It's now done and out the way which is main thing
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