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Old 17 May 2008, 04:45   #1
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Balancing the trailer

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We have just purchased a Indespension Roller coaster trailer with a new ballistic rib.

The problem we are having is that some of the rollers are not even supporting the hull when the rib is fully on the trailer. Is there a definate way to balance a boat on the trailer or is it a case of trial and error.

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Old 17 May 2008, 05:50   #2
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Hello all

We have just purchased a Indespension Roller coaster trailer with a new ballistic rib.

The problem we are having is that some of the rollers are not even supporting the hull when the rib is fully on the trailer. Is there a definate way to balance a boat on the trailer or is it a case of trial and error.

Thanks

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Yes. I assume it's the forward clusters of rollers causing the problem?

Either
1)-the easy and costly way-pay someone to do it for you or

2)Drop any keel rollers as far down as possible (some RollerCoasters have one) and move the whole forward roller assembly til it suspports the hull properly.The lift the keel roller up til it's doing the job too.
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2)Drop any keel rollers as far down as possible (some RollerCoasters have one) and move the whole forward roller assembly til it suspports the hull properly.The lift the keel roller up til it's doing the job too.
Just be aware that if this is your problem then undoing the keel roller assembly with the boat on will cause the boat to drop suddenly making you jump at best or trapping a hand/head or any other part of your body in the process at worst.

Either winch the boat backward first or estimate the adjustment when the boat is in the water.
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Just be aware that if this is your problem then undoing the keel roller assembly with the boat on will cause the boat to drop suddenly making you jump at best or trapping a hand/head or any other part of your body in the process at worst.

Either winch the boat backward first or estimate the adjustment when the boat is in the water.
Oops, should have said that!

You can also support the boat with a jack if there's room and the jack isn't likely to slip.
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Just be aware that if this is your problem then undoing the keel roller assembly with the boat on will cause the boat to drop suddenly making you jump at best or trapping a hand/head or any other part of your body in the process at worst.
Replace "trapping" with "crushing" for the actual worst case...


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