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Old 09 September 2012, 10:00   #11
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Old 09 September 2012, 10:06   #12
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Dont know about getting a RIB...I mean when you have a boat as pretty, comfortable and as seaworthy as Jeepster, a RIB seems a pretty poor choice in comparison.
what the hell are you doing on here them. Get yourself to boatmad or another power boat forum

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Old 09 September 2012, 10:17   #13
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Jeepster - The members tend to take jokes about RIBs overly to heart. While this is primarily a Forum for RIBs and SIBs, we have room for others to paddle in the shallows. Enjoy yourself but expect to have your boat pointed at
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Old 09 September 2012, 10:32   #14
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Old 09 September 2012, 10:36   #15
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what the hell are you doing on here them. Get yourself to boatmad or another power boat forum

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Old 09 September 2012, 10:36   #16
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I knew we'd manage to convert him....joined a day ago and already he's thinking about setting fire to his hardboat...

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Old 09 September 2012, 10:40   #17
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I knew we'd manage to convert him....joined a day ago and already he's thinking about setting fire to his hardboat...

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Old 10 September 2012, 13:59   #18
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ah well beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
What does the total rig weigh in at?
The trailer board is illegal!
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Think I'd worry about your strapping method Last time I saw something like that it was around a suitcase destined for a weekend package tour to Majorca.
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Old 10 September 2012, 14:54   #20
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Think I'd worry about your strapping method Last time I saw something like that it was around a suitcase destined for a weekend package tour to Majorca.


Not a bad job though with respect to the build of the trailer...
My only worry would be the thickness of the main longitudinals rails...are they 3mm thick? As they are not doubled or built using a 'ladder' design they have to be pretty strong. At the moment, the weight of Jeepster and the wobble rollers is being transfered down to the rails at a nearly equidistant point either side of the axle meaning that the rail is resisting being 'bent' over the axle.

You say the boat weighs approx 450kgs meaning that with the weight of the rollers/bars +fuel+gear on board, (not counting an engine) etc... you can easily be in the region of 600kgs (or 150kgs acting down either side of the axle on both sides).

Its just my opinion but i would consider Either reinforcing the side rails or adding a keel roller or two as close as possible to the axle to alleviate the weight on the sides.

Maybe an optical illusion but in the pictures it looks like the side rails are already slightly bent as they are loaded?...might just be my poor eyesight though


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