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Old 14 September 2012, 03:47   #61
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I love the way how he just completely blanked the fact that he gave out sh!te information on another site.

Your rig not been legal is the least of your worries and the longer it all stays high and dry the better!
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Old 14 September 2012, 04:59   #62
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It did at first but then it dropped out. Must have been overloaded


Sorry, my "troll detecting" antenna is waving furiously. This cannot be a serious thread
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Old 14 September 2012, 06:07   #63
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First off, if you have genuinely constructed the entirety of your trailer yourself, then I must commend you on your fabricating skills.

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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.

Incorrect. A trailer plated at 1100kg GVW, but actually weighing in at 1200kg (or your suggested 1300kg in one of your earlier posts) would be unlawful under C&U regulation 80 (1)(a).


" The U/W of the trailer is currently about 150kg but by drilling largish holes at regular intervals along the sides of the side rails and I frame members I could probably lose 50kg there whilst keeping it just as stiff as before."

Please don't do that. As Anchorhandler stated, you will considerably weaken the side rails, leading to failure.

PS> Bogmonster - please accept my sincerest apologies for the tardiness of my response to your pm. I've been over in Belfast doing some contract work. I'm off to Madrid on the 25th, but will get your answers plenty before then.
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Old 14 September 2012, 06:08   #64
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Another linky

And another linky
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Old 14 September 2012, 06:21   #65
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Apparently the boat was orginally designed to take a 50hp max but the guy I bought it off said it used to have a 90hp on the back!
Excellent and I'm glad you've upped that to a 99 ... that should blow the louvre doors off anyway
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Old 14 September 2012, 06:44   #66
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I love the way how he just completely blanked the fact that he gave out sh!te information on another site.

Your rig not been legal is the least of your worries and the longer it all stays high and dry the better!
Huh?
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Old 14 September 2012, 06:49   #67
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maths still not your strong point?

have you actually worked out how big and close together the wholes would need to be to loose 50 kg? Common sense says that is 1/3rd of the weight, but your weight includes the axel, the hitch and the wheels;
Hmmm, spelling is obviously not your strong point then!

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so probably more like half the mass of the rails/beams.
which will need to be braked. What is your tow car that can only tow 750kg, but can tow this unbaked?
No, only 500kg unbraked.
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Have you considered getting a mooring?
Nope, keeping it on a trailer means no need for ugly antifouling, I can work on the boat easily and in any case, its a lot cheaper than paying for a mooring.
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Get drilling that trailer, sounds like a right
# idea!! NOT!!! Boats full of wind arn't a bad idea after all !!
You obviously haven't studied structural engineering then!...The holes in question, called lightening holes (because they lighten the structure), do not weaken the structure, they actually increase the strength to weight ratio...Which is why lightening holes are applied to RSJ's whichare required to span very large gaps between supports, such as in modern open plan warehouses with the minimum of support pillars.
They would also give me convenient access to the inside walls of the RHS for ease of painting.
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My comments were regards advice given on other forums by a user of the same name as yourself....
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