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Old 01 May 2008, 17:40   #141
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The long awaited bracing fabrication has been made. I have offered this up to the draw bar area that has the bending problem. As the draw bar was no longer at the correct angle I thought that by doing the U bolts up would help straighten the thing up, I was right to a certain extent but as you can see from the photo's there is some way to go and can't get any more clamping effect from the U bolts (thread stripping ).

I'll have another go tomorrow but might opt to driving the RIB and trailer around tomorrow, getting a full tank will help in the hope of the drawbar settling out a little.

Meen while if there are any suggestion as to how to straighten out the draw bar I'd be interested to hear how.
That bracing mod has only got strength in tension. Any compression force (i.e) the problem you originally had with the drawbar buckling upwards) and the two plates will just buckle outwards or inwards.
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Old 01 May 2008, 18:05   #142
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Fookin elll .... you thinks about the problem ... offers some enlightened judgement ...and no one listens ..... ah forums
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Old 01 May 2008, 19:05   #143
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Well I'm looking at an Indespension super roller coaster or a De Graaff with a 1800kg gross capacity.
Nice one - that's more like it
What vehicle do you use for towing it?
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Old 01 May 2008, 19:21   #144
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Fookin elll .... you thinks about the problem ... offers some enlightened judgement ...and no one listens ..... ah forums
A bit like the fact I'm now talking about buying a new trailer rather than fix the problem
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Old 01 May 2008, 19:25   #145
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Nice one - that's more like it
What vehicle do you use for towing it?
Same one as before, the Kia. Plenty Good for short trips, might need something bigger for the longer ones.
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A bit like the fact I'm now talking about buying a new trailer rather than fix the problem
I'll give you 250 for the bent one and collect it

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Old 02 May 2008, 08:51   #147
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mine is 1800kg so enough room in my mind, the sbs is around 400kg
I put mine over the weigh bridge today many times (with me out of it)

Navara + boat + combi trailer = 4560kg

Navara+ trailer (no trolley) =2920kg

boat+ combi trailer =2220

Navara = 2340kg

so trailer = 580 kg(not including the launch trolley)

Boat and launch trolley =1640kg

when we built the trolley two of us could just lift it so I'm going to call it =140kg

so the boat is 1500kg with half tank of fuel + 25L spare and a 15 2st mercury I think that is 35kg

So the boat would be 1550kg approx with a full tank of fuel and no aux or spare fuel, which is more than I was expecting more than I was expecting

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Old 02 May 2008, 09:10   #148
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Yes, that doesn't surprise me - those Vipermaxes are heavy old boats
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Old 02 May 2008, 11:35   #149
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Yes, that doesn't surprise me - those Vipermaxes are heavy old boats
the boys version is apparently quote light though

when are you going to change your profile to a propper boat then?
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the boys version is apparently quote light though

when are you going to change your profile to a propper boat then?
So are you going to weigh yours

May be a facture in your wheel/bearing failure
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