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Old 16 February 2010, 14:48   #11
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I would have rollers, had bunks found rollers easy if you have to recover by your self also can do a dry recovery just my view
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Old 28 February 2010, 15:50   #12
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On a related issue....

If I was thinking about a bunk trailer for my new RIB (assuming I get it...) who makes a decent sized bunk trailer? All the usual suspects seem to have bunk trailers for little toy boats and once you get up to the 5m-6m range it is all rollers. I haven't looked hard - but what's a good bet for a bunk trailer manufacturer for a boat in the 5.5-6m size range?
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Old 28 February 2010, 16:12   #13
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I haven't looked hard - but what's a good bet for a bunk trailer manufacturer for a boat in the 5.5-6m size range?
I've seen new SBS bunk trailers with keel rollers used for 8m ribs. The lads at Redbay like them. I couldn't find them on the SBS website though.
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Old 28 February 2010, 18:43   #14
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what's a good bet for a bunk trailer manufacturer for a boat in the 5.5-6m size range?
CLH trailers, St Clears, Carmarthen.
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Old 28 February 2010, 20:36   #15
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had one bunk and two roller trailers. SBS rollers are rubish and always fall off, especially on stepped hulls. current roller trailer is awsome and despite me having dificulty with the u bolt on my boat i frequently get compliments on thats how to do it and how to make it look easy. If ur the sort for waders and winching on get a bunk for additional hull support, if your like me and shivver at prospect of getting your feet wet get a well equipped multi rollered trailer, self centering keel rollers etc and lots of swingy bits. My only minor gripe now is in big waves the odd roller lands on end and i have to refloat, fitted some springy elastic to rectify that...

CONSIDER also a bunk trailer needs lots of water in comparison so if you dont wanna get the car wet or launch on a shallow slip
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I have just ordered a Degraaff Trailer. Service if fantastic, also prices are very good! The will supply a Bunk or Roller trailer. I went for the Bunks, 103" long bunks. Pick it up this weekend.
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Bunks are fine the only downside is that you need to put the trailer deep into the water. Personally I prefer rollers as the slipways in France aren't steep.
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I've seen new SBS bunk trailers with keel rollers used for 8m ribs. The lads at Redbay like them. I couldn't find them on the SBS website though.
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Old 08 March 2010, 01:38   #19
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I have just ordered a Degraaff Trailer. Service if fantastic, also prices are very good! The will supply a Bunk or Roller trailer. I went for the Bunks, 103" long bunks. Pick it up this weekend.

Have to agree - we were very impressed with them, quality, cost and customer service is excellent - we went with rollers for less water retrieval (read stuck on the beach with no water and the tide a long way out - bloomin glad we had the option to "winch" onto the trailer - we'd have been there all night otherwise )
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