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Old 24 March 2002, 15:43   #1
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Collapsible trailer

Hi folks

I had a feeling that this has been mentioned on the forum before but a search failed to find it. I have been looking at some method of launching 'Quicksilver' on my own. Has any one any experience of these folding launch trailers? It would mean that I could take the boat out without having to have someone with me (is that a bad idea?).

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Old 24 March 2002, 15:51   #2
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Have you seen the wheels that bolt on to your transom?

I had some on my 3.5m bomabard SIB, just wheel attached to a peice of 2" X 2" x 15" galvanised steel that attached with 2 wing nuts on either side of the OB.

I know Beeston Mariner do them in Nottingham.
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Old 24 March 2002, 16:25   #3
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Today a Launching Trolley - Tommorow a twin axle trailer with 9m RIB.

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Old 24 March 2002, 16:43   #4
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Hi Jahno

Yes, I've seen the bolt on wheels, but to be honest I do not want to bolt anything to the transom.

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Old 24 March 2002, 17:00   #5
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Hi Keith

On my Quicksilver 4.3 I had to go for the bolt on wheels, as she was just too heavy to launch alone with a Marnier 25. I did manage it once or twice but it was a hell of a job.

The wheels I went for detached after launch, leaving just a small bracket on the transom. They were also pneumatic, so could cope with sand etc.

There is another option - but I only have scant details.

In an old Boat Mart Magazine there was an advert for wheels that tied on to the boat. The roller type whees - available in different sizes, simply went under the stern, and a strap fastened around, which could then be detached. These looked excellent, and were around 60 when I enquired.

I am sure somone must keep their old Boat Mart mags - it was certainly within the last 12 months.

Sorry I can't be more specific.

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Old 27 March 2002, 15:23   #6
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Hi Keith

I used self made aluminum launching trolley with my Zodiac. With the trolley it was pretty easy to launch and recover the boat by myself.

I'll post some pics to gallery

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Old 08 May 2002, 17:56   #7
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Better late than never......

Keith,

During a browsing session I came across the Easy Stow Launching Trolley - check it out on:- http://www.marinemaintenance.co.uk/dalton.html

It would appear to be just what you are looking for.
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Old 09 May 2002, 02:05   #8
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Thanks Ribald. I've bookmarked the page, it looks good.

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Old 09 May 2002, 04:04   #9
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Keith,

The way you go I think that you are going to have a High Tech dinghy for the yacht.
By the way did you install the micro wave oven you told me in front of the console or under the seat ?
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Old 09 May 2002, 05:44   #10
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Batfalcon, the microwave oven is in the inflatable wheelhouse, just behind the shower unit.

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