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Old 11 September 2012, 09:52   #31
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Ahh... fair enough, i must admit that in the pictures, it does look like the front strap is only tied onto the side rail though.

Still, its a pretty neat build you've done there and as long as you think the side rails are man enough to cope then that's good

Heres a couple of pics of the last boat trailer i built. This was for for our rib Gwenn....
And dont tell Wavelength or Poly but there's a picture there of it being towed down the road....(note the trailerboard )


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Looked better on this one (well I think so)

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Old 11 September 2012, 12:09   #32
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Not with your 1100kg caravan axle, it won't.
Yes it will....1100kg is the maximum point load the axle can take but dont forget that the weight of the boat is not a point load, it is distributed along the length of the trailer so the trailer can have a gross weight of more than the axles maximum capacity.
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Looked better on this one (well I think so)

With it's big brother on
Ha, ha...So I'm not the only one that does that!
Lovely trailer BTW, but it seems overkill for the weight of a RIB...I thought they were very lightweight boats?
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Old 11 September 2012, 12:13   #34
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Yes it will....1100kg is the maximum point load the axle can take but dont forget that the weight of the boat is not a point load, it is distributed along the length of the trailer so the trailer can have a gross weight of more than the axles maximum capacity.
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Old 11 September 2012, 12:21   #35
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Yes it will....1100kg is the maximum point load the axle can take but dont forget that the weight of the boat is not a point load, it is distributed along the length of the trailer so the trailer can have a gross weight of more than the axles maximum capacity.
Eh??

Who told you that?
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Looked better on this one (well I think so)

With it's big brother on

Ahh but at least i dont need to worry about going under bridges with it sat on my trailer....

Long time no speak Jim, trust your doing well?

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Yes it will....1100kg is the maximum point load the axle can take but dont forget that the weight of the boat is not a point load, it is distributed along the length of the trailer so the trailer can have a gross weight of more than the axles maximum capacity.


Brilliant!

Where's the "Like a lamb to the slaughter" emoticon??

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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.
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...but it seems overkill for the weight of a RIB...I thought they were very lightweight boats?
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Brilliant!
Oh yeah, he's good. SR4 - eat yer heart out. Those planning a fishing expedition should check if they are the Fisher or the Fishee
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Not sure why you think the trailer lighting board is illegal
ah you see I don't think its illegal-I know its illegal.
The weight on the axle if weighed on the road will be the weight of boat+ equipment + trailer minus the load being taken by the hitch. But on your car that allowable weight will be probably 50kg max at a guess. There will also be a weight limit on each car axle and a max train weight (the max weight of the loaded car and trailer combined). Ok its all mass instead of weight these days but I'm old school!

Still you may be within weights of course but I sorta doubt it and someone else's claims when they were trying to flog a boat isnt a good guide at all and certainly no defence in law. Take it to a public weighbridge and find out eh.
Oh and yes in a long and eventful life I have been there and done that, and as it happens also built a couple of trailers. Bugga to paint every year though.

Going back to the lighting board, some years back a journo from Sea Angler mag was pulled for exactly the same set up.
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Yes it will....1100kg is the maximum point load the axle can take but dont forget that the weight of the boat is not a point load, it is distributed along the length of the trailer so the trailer can have a gross weight of more than the axles maximum capacity.
No, you can't, it's far too early for an April Fool
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