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Old 09 July 2014, 03:43   #1
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Ballistic 6.5's on trailer

Has anyone got a photo of their Ballistic 6.5 on a trailer?

The reason I ask :- I have been doing some research to give me all the information I need to change the bearings, as it looks like I need to do the brakes as well.

One conversation I found on an old thread was about the rear rollers and the distance to the transom, and in particular if the distance is over a few inches you risk damage to the hull / transom...

Mine is over a few inches!

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I don't have any room to move the bow post forward, so my only option would be to move the rollers back if this is recommended.
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Old 09 July 2014, 16:41   #2
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Ballistic 6.5's on trailer

I would move the rollers back if I were you. Get some support as close to the transom as you can.
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Thought that would be the case, but that isn't going to be easy with the boat on... So will do it on my next trip


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Or move the boat and axle forward if it can't go back enough.

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The bow post is as far forward as it will go

I need a bigger trailer I think


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It will take you 10 minutes to move the rear roller assembly back. Good idea to make sure your nose weight is ok at the same time, as you may need to move the winch post too. Old set of analogue bathroom scales under the jockey wheel is ideal to check. I wouldn't move the axle unless you have to as you will need to set up your brakes again.
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I need a bigger trailer I think
That trailer looks much to small.... I very much doubt it would be legal from a weight perspective.
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That trailer looks much to small.... I very much doubt it would be legal from a weight perspective.
,,,, and even if it is, I would jack up the trailer under the frame (as opposed to the axle) so that the axle hangs free - and double check the two bolts each side that fasten the welded axle yoke to the subframe. Check for corrosion or loose,,, it looks like a snipe
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Yeah its a snipe.. been reading the horror story about the U bolts snapping in Italy..

I see lots of Ballistics for sale with this combo, but I would still prefer a larger trailer, but its a big expense. So far touch wood its been fine, and I have done a lot of miles with it.

I don't think its illegal, when I got the RIB & Trailer I had it inspected by a 3rd party and they felt it was in good condition and fine for the boat - the axle has a 1500kg rating and the weight inc trailer, engine & fuel load is 1250kg.
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,,,, and even if it is, I would jack up the trailer under the frame (as opposed to the axle) so that the axle hangs free - and double check the two bolts each side that fasten the welded axle yoke to the subframe. Check for corrosion or loose,,, it looks like a snipe
You do realise that SBS, Indespension, Brenderup, Rapide, Bramber and Snipe all use 'U' bolts to hold on the Axel?
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