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Old 04 July 2009, 02:50   #1
Country: Belgium
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Anyone got a Powrlaunch

Hello, I'm at the point buying a Powrlaunch boattrailermover ( for my Double Axle Trailer and GlastronMX175
I saw the video on youtube with the Powrlaunch in action and it seemed very promising.

Does anyone own such a device and would you buy it again?
When you look at the video the trailer moves veeeery sloooow ,even on leveled surface.
Isn't that annoying in the end?

Please let me know your opinion. Positive and negative.

Thanx in advance...

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Old 05 July 2009, 05:39   #2
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We have one on our caravan great tool but they are affected with the salt in winter so what they would be like after a wetting who knows.

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Old 05 July 2009, 05:57   #3
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Looks ok in a perfect world, with no wind, waves or soft mud/sand.
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Old 05 July 2009, 12:13   #4
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I've seen Lots of people use them at the local caravan storage, place, but I have to say it's usually those that can't reverse them in properly in the first place.

Although meant for marine use, you can bet they take an awful lot of looking after when dunked in salt water.

Oh, and yes, they do appear to be frustratingly slow.

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Old 06 July 2009, 07:35   #5
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We fitted one to a customers trailer so that he could get it round a corner and up his drive - otherwise he couldn't buy a boat, it works ok, but the one we have is at its maximum power to get round the corner as it is a bit uphill, very good, but not fast!
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Old 21 July 2009, 11:52   #6
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I think i'll wait untill 2010 , then they will be available on the Belgian Market and I can see it in the real world . It looks nervebreaking slow though.

Thanks for the info .

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