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Old 05 May 2008, 15:49   #171
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I don't think he has, 'cos we haven't heard all about it
My point is that we don't know whether 1800kg is actually enough for Chris's set-up
you cheeky welsh tinker......nugent weighed his i believe and he went for the sbs 1600, i decided that with a few more pies on board i would go with the 1800 to give me some margin.

not weighed mine but i suspect they are heavier than estimated due to the way they cut thru the water and are more planted.

if i pass a weighbridge then i will venture in out of interest
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Old 18 May 2008, 12:20   #172
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Picked up the new trailer yesterday from De Graaff, brakes are running a bit hot so I think the cable needs adjusting a little.

Took the RIB down to Haslar slip and with loads of help from Mbryant's Dad Tom, managed to make some more adjustments to the trailer's rollers so that it would accomodate the Vipermax.

Finished off some more adjustments on returning home. Winchpost and snubber and chopping the legs of the bow roller off so that it won't catch going over sleeping police men and going up the drive.

It towed much better than the Admiral and it wasn't bouncing about because of the long drawbar.

I'm most impressed with the Tyres, they are inflated to 85 PSI.

So a Result at last!

You can also see from the picture that I have modified the cover to include two "chimneys" which go over the masts, so something else that has gone right this weekend.

Picture 1.... is the old trailer, note the position where the A frame meets the drawbar.

Picture 2.... is the new trailer a much more sturdy structure.

Question: should I swap over the mud gaurds, Arthur says that plastic is better and safer, what do you think? I could step on these to get aboard as the trailer is wider than the Admiral.
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Old 18 May 2008, 12:32   #173
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Picked up the new trailer yesterday from De Graaff, brakes are running a bit hot so I think the cable needs adjusting a little.

Took the RIB down to Haslar slip and with loads of help from Mbryant's Dad Tom, managed to make some more adjustments to the trailer's rollers so that it would accomodate the Vipermax.

Finished off some more adjustments on returning home. Winchpost and snubber and chopping the legs of the bow roller off so that it won't catch going over sleeping police men and going up the drive.

It towed much better than the Admiral and it wasn't bouncing about because of the long drawbar.

I'm most impressed with the Tyres, they are inflated to 85 PSI.

So a Result at last!

You can also see from the picture that I have modified the cover to include two "chimneys" which go over the masts, so something else that has gone right this weekend.

Picture 1.... is the old trailer, note the position where the A frame meets the drawbar.

Picture 2.... is the new trailer a much more sturdy structure.

Question: should I swap over the mud gaurds, Arthur says that plastic is better and safer, what do you think? I could step on these to get aboard as the trailer is wider than the Admiral.
So "THE END" then or are you going to weigh it
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Old 18 May 2008, 13:50   #174
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So "THE END" then or are you going to weigh it
Don't be silly, and find out the trailer's still not man enough.....
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Question: should I swap over the mud gaurds, Arthur says that plastic is better and safer, what do you think? I could step on these to get aboard as the trailer is wider than the Admiral.
Use the steel ones, the plastic ( Ugh) will go brittle in a couple of years.
Tyre pressure at 85 psi??????? I would check that out.
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Use the steel ones, the plastic ( Ugh) will go brittle in a couple of years.
Tyre pressure at 85 psi??????? I would check that out.
Arthur said that if the mud gaurd sustained damage then it could do more damage due to the fact it wouldn't dissentigrate like the plasic one......I'm not so sure.

As for the tyre pressure, it's bang on what the tyre says it should be
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Andy I can stand on my plastic mud guards but then I weigh a bit less than you do . The plastic ones don't corrode and can be welded with a soldering iron if you hit something.

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