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.
Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.