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Old 31 August 2013, 14:44   #1
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Avon 4m yard trolley

Hi all I'm after making a yard trolley for my 4m searider, it's sitting on a nice snipe at the moment but it's to heavy and high for quick recovery does anyone have any plans or pics I could see to get some idea, cheers tim
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Old 31 August 2013, 16:12   #2
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This is what we used to use (the best pictures I can find, unfortunately):
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They were made by one of our club members, mostly from box section steel.

  • Four rollers on the posts clamped to the cross-beam
  • A central row of single rollers along the keel
  • Winch mounted fairly high up
  • Two dinghy launching trolley wheels per stub axle (to stop it digging in to the shingle on the beach, but probably a decent idea for the weight).

They survived about five or six years of fairly heavy use. The problems were: a. they tended to flex a bit along their length and b. the winch post bent backwards under load until a bit of reinforcement was added between the main beam and the winch post.

Other than that, pretty good. They were just about manageable for one person in the boat park.
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Old 31 August 2013, 16:24   #3
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Cheers Jamie they look a nice simple design I can see the flex but I can get over that ok with some heavier box section, I do like the twin wheel design, I better get that pen to paper now !!
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Looking forward to seeing what you come up with .
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