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Old 02 August 2009, 13:41   #11
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Old 02 August 2009, 13:54   #12
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I was going to post the same link as Rogue Wave.

I doubt whether you'll be able to recover in shallower water though, as you're dependent on the rearmost keel roller on this type of trailer, which you'll probably need to retain.
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And I doubt that you'll have any more than 4 rollers in contact with the bottom of the hull at any one time either.

Clever little ramp to help the boat up tho.
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Old 03 August 2009, 14:05   #14
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And I doubt that you'll have any more than 4 rollers in contact with the bottom of the hull at any one time either.
Hmmmm I think this is key, as it's driven it all over the place (rack up about 2,000 miles a year with it). I'm assuming 'bunks' are more stable for dragging it around rather than rollers?

Maybe I'll have a re-think....
1) Build a another garage - longer and with different doors. It just fits UNDER the door too (and that's with the aerials unscrewed and mast light upside down on the A frame!)
2) Get a new trailer
3) While I'm at it, treat myself to another bigger RIB!

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Thanks for the advice, I think my idea was a bit doomed

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Old 03 August 2009, 14:29   #15
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A new RIB is always the right way to go

.....even if it means you have to move house.
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Old 03 August 2009, 14:58   #16
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A new RIB is always the right way to go

.....even if it means you have to move house.
No.... I hate cutting the grass, so I should take all of my land over with boat houses
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I see that's a proper "olsdschool" Snipe. Who did you actually phone? Halfway through me ordering mine the powerboat range was bought by Mersea trailers, who ended up being much more helpful, and who have also sent me spares on overnight delivery.

I think Snipe do still exist, as I later bought a replacement mast step bracket for my dinghy trailer from "Snipe proper" in Birmingham.

Also you'll only need to replace the rear rollers with a swing beam. The front rollers can sit on the fixed beam you have already, because by the time the boat touches them, it is pretty much at the angle it will sit at for towing. Or, as others have said, cut the bunks down.

If you can measure the distance between your chassis bars, I can compare it to the swing beam I have on my (West mersea) trailer. I bet it'll fit.
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Old 09 August 2009, 10:51   #18
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If you can measure the distance between your chassis bars, I can compare it to the swing beam I have on my (West mersea) trailer. I bet it'll fit.
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If the distance between the chassis bars is the width????? The trailer is 1.4m wide.

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Hmmmm I think this is key, as it's driven it all over the place (rack up about 2,000 miles a year with it). I'm assuming 'bunks' are more stable for dragging it around rather than rollers?

Maybe I'll have a re-think....
1) Build a another garage - longer and with different doors. It just fits UNDER the door too (and that's with the aerials unscrewed and mast light upside down on the A frame!)
2) Get a new trailer
3) While I'm at it, treat myself to another bigger RIB!

Sorted

Thanks for the advice, I think my idea was a bit doomed

Julie
1/ If you have the space, it's an option. Most detached garages are just blockwork and beams with asbestos roofs.

2/ Try an Indespension Rollercoaster 1 breakback trailer. Rated for 750kg, it'll recover your Zodiac Pro with a minimum of fuss. We've retrieved a Pro 7 (4.2m) in around 18" of water, on soft sand and steep slipways. See piccy.

Costs around 1,100 (including delivery). However I think there's an Indespension depot near you - so you could save a few pounds if you can collect direct. The winch post moves forward, and the axle if required, so fitting a 5.0m boat should be possible. Indespension can advise.

3/ A pit pricey, but has hypalon tubes and double jockeys. Only 30 miles from you - and it's from a Zodiac/Yamaha main dealer. http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/YAM076
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Thanks for the advice, and doing lots of homework for me

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