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Old 30 October 2014, 16:02   #31
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B****r that. I'm not doing all the crappy jobs for minimal money... If I wanted to do that I'd go get a job as a council waller...
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Old 30 October 2014, 20:21   #32
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Shiny!! I think that your nickname should be ..."Poly's Apprentice" from now on
The apprentice has a lot still to learn... Not least the difference between degrees and radians... He's about a factor of six out in his estimate!
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Old 31 October 2014, 05:39   #33
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The apprentice has a lot still to learn... Not least the difference between degrees and radians... He's about a factor of six out in his estimate!
Slapped down or What!?!
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I guess we would prefer to be spending money on the boat - the item that gives us enjoyment, rather than the trailer which is simply a necessary evil.

I was quite happy to pay the bill for the new tubes this spring, will be less happy to pay the bill for the trailer service shortly.
Yep I agree with that, but a very necessary evil linked to how far you have to travel. I've never come down the A34 on a sunny weekend without seeing a boat trailer or Caravan minus a wheel sat at the side of the road.
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The Bottom line is our Trailers are a very ,integral,and essential part of most people's Boating/Ribbing experience..
.A part which if fails in a Big way will not only ruin your day!...but possibly impact seriously on other people's safety too!
I tow ALOT....(and there are no guarantees) but any time/money spent on trailer maintainance/servicing is money well spent in my view...if you Tow on Public roads,there is no choice in the matter anyway....and rightly so!
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The Bottom line is our Trailers are a very ,integral,and essential part of most people's Boating/Ribbing experience..
.A part which if fails in a Big way will not only ruin your day!...but possibly impact seriously on other people's safety too!
I tow ALOT....(and there are no guarantees) but any time/money spent on trailer maintainance/servicing is money well spent in my view...if you Tow on Public roads,there is no choice in the matter....and rightly so
The launch and recovery process is also one of the biggest inconveniences and stresses of using a boat, which makes me wonder why there really hasn't been much evolution in trailer design in 40+ yrs, do we believe it is as good as it can get?
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I don't see it that way looking at Poly's post above it seems to me that he has acknowledged Shiny as an apprentice it's just that Shiny has got to brush up on his skills distinguishing the difference between degrees and radians ... simples...


Radian and degrees are just two different scales used to measure angles just like how metres and feet and two different ways to measure distance.

In degrees one whole circle is equal to 360degrees and everything can be calculated relative to this.

In radians one whole circle is equal to 2π and everything can then be caculated relative to that.
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Yep I agree with that, but a very necessary evil linked to how far you have to travel. I've never come down the A34 on a sunny weekend without seeing a boat trailer or Caravan minus a wheel sat at the side of the road.
I guess i'm lucky that the trailer only gets used a couple of times a year.

I still need to make sure it's ok for the trip up the motorway to get the boat serviced though.
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The launch and recovery process is also one of the biggest inconveniences and stresses of using a boat, which makes me wonder why there really hasn't been much evolution in trailer design in 40+ yrs, do we believe it is as good as it can get?
To be honest P I don't find it that stressful.
You have the choice of either towing with the limited hassell and stress it incurs,or have the "stress" of finding Dry Stack..Mooring..or Boat Yard fees every month
Not to mention the inevitable extra maintainance required for a Boat kept beside or on the water like regular anti fouling cleaning,sun damage ect.and the security implications,coupled of course with limited choice of Cruiseing grounds..or at least jump off point.
To me the bennifits of being able to tow/launch anywhere,with the massive choice of cruising grounds it opens up...any hassell IS well worth the effort!
As to design options...maybe if it works it doesn't need fixing?...although most of tweak our rigs to suit,and I'm always open to new ideas!
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