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Old 29 June 2015, 06:56   #1
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Busted Trailer - Advice on new one

Hi everyone.
our old Bramber trailer snapped on Friday while towing.
I am after some advice on new trailers for our club 6.3 Humber ocean pro.
I am biased towards Indespention as mine has never let me down.

So what do you all recon on Bramber. Snipe or Indi.
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Old 29 June 2015, 07:10   #2
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had a bramber for 6 years no probs just changed waterproof bearings which were still good,had a SBS same there no probs,got an indespension now seems nothing to choose between them if you give them plenty of TLC.
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Old 29 June 2015, 10:46   #3
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Hi everyone.
our old Bramber trailer snapped on Friday while towing.
I am after some advice on new trailers for our club 6.3 Humber ocean pro.
I am biased towards Indespention as mine has never let me down.

So what do you all recon on Bramber. Snipe or Indi.
Which bit snapped?
I've always over-specced trailers & never had one fail. I see 6m+ twin engine boats on 2 wheel trailers & cringe. Like most things these days, trailers are under-engineered to the minimum spec (unless you want to pay silly money) I've had Indespensions & SBS, personally I'd go for the SBS over the Indie. De-rate it, Waxolyl it from new & look after it likes it's your own
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Old 30 June 2015, 06:20   #4
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The draw bar just in front of the winch arm.

I think on chatting to the club members it was a very old trailer and under-speced
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Old 30 June 2015, 06:29   #5
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The draw bar just in front of the winch arm.

I think on chatting to the club members it was a very old trailer and under-speced
you could buy a new draw bar very unusual for them to break there is it corrosion or just fatigue should have year of make on that blue plate trailer looks very similar to mine bramber trailers were bought by mersea trailers and still have spares give them a call
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The draw bar just in front of the winch arm.

I think on chatting to the club members it was a very old trailer and under-speced
Looks like a case of too much weight on the winch, probably needs a keel roller just before the winch. It's snapped right on the edge of the winchpost clamp plate, classic fatigue.
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Looks like a case of too much weight on the winch, probably needs a keel roller just before the winch. It's snapped right on the edge of the winchpost clamp plate, classic fatigue.
agree Dave i put two in piggy back so it stopped the boat in the correct position if not when you winch too tight it tries to pull the bow down
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I've just had another look, & the draw bar looks overlong, the winch is usually inside the "A" frame of the trailer.
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Its got a roller on the bow so not that caused the issue.
Its nose weight always felt high.
we are getting a new trailer and repairing and selling the old one all being well
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