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Old 04 March 2008, 14:39   #91
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Your implying Andy is to trailers what Rogue Wave is to Ribs who incidently has just fallen off a tug into Belfast Lough luckily his shape kept him afloat
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Old 04 March 2008, 14:43   #92
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I was in fact trying to get the RIB home without the trailer
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It's probably safer that way
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Old 05 March 2008, 17:53   #94
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Thanks Chris, I thing the weight limit is Gross and Net that inclues figures the load and trailer.

The load is no where near the plated maximum, so provided the Gross weight isn't breached I'll be fine.
Andy,
What is the Gross Weight of this trailer?
Have you weighed the whole rig, inc. fuel and all your other kit on board?
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What is the Gross Weight of this trailer?
Have you weighed the whole rig, inc. fuel and all your other kit on board?
Well the trailer is rated for a load of 1250kg's and gross is 1500. The bare boat is no more than 500kg's and engine 200kgs a full tank is roughly 160kg's that means that jockeys, consol, battery's and everything else must be within 390kg's. The trailer handles really well on the road and there's no reson to suspect the boat is heavier than the loading the trailer will take.
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If it's a 1500kg gross, you should be ok, but likely to be at or near the upper limit. This shouldn't cause the drawbar to bend though - probably down to poor design, but looks like you'll sort this out with a bit of fabrication.
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If it's a 1500kg gross, you should be ok, but likely to be at or near the upper limit. This shouldn't cause the drawbar to bend though - probably down to poor design, but looks like you'll sort this out with a bit of fabrication.
Good luck.
'Fabrication' is what you need if you wanna be a 'record breaker, yeah'.
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Thought I'd let you guy know that a friendly RIBnet member came round today for a chat and offer his much more experienced views on what could be done to the trailer to Beef it up.

I've decided that the easiest way forward by way of manufacture and cost is to build a bracing structure that will mount between the angled box and the horizontal box section. This will consist of a two flat plates (one for each box profile) interconnected with two fabricated fillets welded to the plates. This structure will be held in place with U bolts.

Excuss the crappy sketch!
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