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Old 01 March 2002, 11:59   #1
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Here is a website that you trailer users out there may like to take a look at. I saw a little inflatable boat trailer (bottom of the boat trailers page) which costs just under £300.00 inc vat. It may come in handy if I have to transport 4 people plus the boat.

http://www.trailercompany.co.uk/boattrailers.htm

Graeme Cooper: Do I remember you saying that you used a trailer for your inflatable?

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Old 01 March 2002, 14:59   #2
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Hi Keith

I did not get around to buying a trailer for my inflatable - only a box trailer to put it in to save putting it in the car.

I did get a quote from Indespension - they do an Inflatable trailer called a Merit (or Merit 2 depending on size of boat). After some haggling I got this down to £350 from their branch at Bursledon - near to Moodys Boat Yard.

Apparently the inflatable trailers have to support the tubes - wheras on a RIB the tubes are supported by the hull.

I did find a second hand trailer on Yahoo Auctions once - but again couldnt get to see it before itwas snapped up.

The De Graaf trailers seem t be pretty good. My new RIB came with a Rapide trailer - and that seem to be pretty good.
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Old 01 March 2002, 16:05   #3
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- Keith's looking at trailers!!

Its a sliperly slope......

Today trailers...... tomorrow a 6m beauty like Graeme's!!
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Old 01 March 2002, 16:07   #4
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Old 01 March 2002, 18:25   #5
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Trailers!!!

Youngest daughter (22yrs - film maker), wants to come up to Scotland with The Boss and me when we collect the boat ready for SoC Send-off. She is a good crew member, so I am all for it. We also have to take the dog (remember post with picture of little Scarlett). The boat and kit all fits in the back of the Mondeo estate no problemo BUT that's with just 3 people (split seat down) and not with associated dog travelling cage and luggage for 3 people!

I vaguely remembered Graeme saying that he used a trailer for his inflatable this prompted me to think of hiring a trailer for the journey. I donít think I can hire an inflatable boat trailer though. Did you carry the boat inflated Graeme and if so was the engine on the transom or in the car?

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Old 01 March 2002, 18:58   #6
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What I do have is a Daxara 127 Aluminium Box Trailer. This used to hold my Quicksilver 430 and Mariner 25, along with associated Boaty kit (when packed well)

Assuming you have a towbar - and as you are local to me you are more than welcome to borrow this for the odd occasion when u need it. We only use it now for our camping hols.

Let me know

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Old 04 March 2002, 03:54   #7
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Hi Graeme

No wonder you kept the inflatable....living in Bewdley I should think that you have been up the High Street in it a few times!

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Old 04 March 2002, 04:38   #8
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Inflatable trailer (?!)

Hi there,

I always trailer my inflatable. It's a bugger to set up with the alu floor and the unwieldy 25Hp outboard. Furthermore I carry enough gear for diving in the car.

My trailer is a simple steel "break back" trailer. The tubes and the transom have to be supported, for the tubes I use big diabolo-shaped rollers which hold the boat in place, support it and the boat "centres" automatically when recovered. I trailer her with the engine on the transom, no problem.

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Old 04 March 2002, 05:11   #9
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Thanks for that Eddy, any photos?

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Slipways

Do you have, in Great Britain, United States and all other Countries present here, the same problem to put your rib in sea and tow it? In south France many slipways shut ou turn expensive. and the same in Sardinia (Italy) In Spain, very very expensive: up tpo 140 Ä to slip and tow in the same day!!!!Good Bye!
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