Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 15 September 2012, 04:04   #101
Member
 
Anchorhandler's Avatar
 
Country: France
Town: Huisnes sur Mer
Boat name: Raufoss
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury 50
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 789
Quote:
Originally Posted by BogMonster View Post
^

I think you'll get a vibration problem with those triangular wheels
Stephen, got your PM and am starting to agree with you....
" A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing "

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boats&Outboards View Post
Simon - At last. Why didn't you just admit you were wrong in the first place :ROFL:

Peter @ Boatsandoutboards4sale ~ askboatsandoutboards4sale@sky.com ~ 07930 421007

Peter, why didnt you tell me sooner? i could have gone and done much more productive things with my time like count how many shitehawks have flown past the oil terminal in the last few days

Simon
__________________

__________________
C'est pas l'homme qui prend la mer, c'est la mer qui prend l'homme....
Anchorhandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2012, 04:06   #102
Member
 
tonto's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Zummerset
Boat name: irven arlyss
Make: Humber Oceanpro
Length: 6m +
Engine: evinrude 135hp
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anchorhandler View Post

To give you a bit of background, i'm a mechanical engineer. I run a small engineering workshop in my spare time and when im not doing that i subcontract full time for a multi-national oil company..... Wait for it.... As a chief engineer.

Oh and i also have an HGV2 ticket and run a DAF LF55 crane lorry as part of the workshop.
Obviously Jeepster knows more, and is much more qualified!

I say you should encourage him to remove at least 90% of the material, as he thinks this will make it stronger, and it might never leave his driveway then!, safest thing all round!

Just as an afterthought does this chap not sound very similar in his posts to a recent poster?? "SR4" maybe he has been reincarnated.......
__________________

__________________
tonto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2012, 04:08   #103
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,251
If you want to save weight on the trailer just drop the lengthwise bars alltogether. Balance the boat very carefully on the axle and pull it by the painter. I'm not a structural engineer or anything but I'm sure you'll have reduced the trailer weight by the maximum amount possible and it'll stop these guys all shouting at you about the dimensions of the box section.

Just think of it as drilling a really big lightening hole!

Now if you had a RIB you could also fill the tubes with hellium (if these guys suggest hydrogen they are just taking the weight reduction too far). Hellium is lighter than air so you'd have less weight to move around. Maybe you have bouyancy tanks and can achieve the same thing??
__________________
ShinyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2012, 04:23   #104
Member
 
Anchorhandler's Avatar
 
Country: France
Town: Huisnes sur Mer
Boat name: Raufoss
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury 50
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 789
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leapy View Post
It did at first but then it dropped out. Must have been overloaded
Leapy...got your PM..thanks...


Tonto...dont you start n'all....

Now back to counting shitehawks....

Simon
__________________
C'est pas l'homme qui prend la mer, c'est la mer qui prend l'homme....
Anchorhandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2012, 04:33   #105
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonto View Post
"SR4" maybe he has been reincarnated.......
Really? He's not mentioned painting the trailer orange... ...yet!
__________________
ShinyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2012, 04:35   #106
Member
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Up Norf
Make: Avon SR4,Tremlett 23
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 55, Volvo 200
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShinyShoe View Post
Really? He's not mentioned painting the trailer orange... ...yet!
Painting certain bits of the trailer will make it stronger too, obviously if you painted all of it it would weaken it!
__________________
chewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2012, 04:49   #107
Member
 
Anchorhandler's Avatar
 
Country: France
Town: Huisnes sur Mer
Boat name: Raufoss
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury 50
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 789
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShinyShoe View Post
If you want to save weight on the trailer just drop the lengthwise bars alltogether. Balance the boat very carefully on the axle and pull it by the painter. I'm not a structural engineer or anything but I'm sure you'll have reduced the trailer weight by the maximum amount possible and it'll stop these guys all shouting at you about the dimensions of the box section.

Just think of it as drilling a really big lightening hole!



Best reply to this thread yet....

Oh, there goes another shitehawk too.....

Simon
__________________
C'est pas l'homme qui prend la mer, c'est la mer qui prend l'homme....
Anchorhandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2012, 05:08   #108
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,114
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShinyShoe View Post
Really? He's not mentioned painting the trailer orange... ...yet!
As he's not galvanised it, it will turn 'orange' all by itself in time.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2012, 05:11   #109
Member
 
Anchorhandler's Avatar
 
Country: France
Town: Huisnes sur Mer
Boat name: Raufoss
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury 50
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 789
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poly
As he's not galvanised it, it will turn 'orange' all by itself in time.

And he wont then need to drill those infamous holes in it.... :-)

Simon

Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net
__________________
C'est pas l'homme qui prend la mer, c'est la mer qui prend l'homme....
Anchorhandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2012, 05:26   #110
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
I think he should cut some lightening holes in the boat.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.