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Old 27 April 2015, 06:19   #11
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What you need is a little Arthur boxed with the kit. Lovely trailers, have you the holes drilled through the wheels that matches up with the holes in the hubs so that you can flush the brakes?
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Old 27 April 2015, 06:23   #12
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What you need is a little Arthur boxed with the kit. Lovely trailers, have you the holes drilled through the wheels that matches up with the holes in the hubs so that you can flush the brakes?
What you really need is air tools ... how many nyloc nuts to do up? Would not have wanted to do that lot with a ratchet!

Brakes, er, yeah. I have full access to everything that needs washing
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Old 02 May 2015, 20:22   #13
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Launch day today, pretty painless - I didn't have to make any immediate adjustments, so the time taken to measure up paid off. Still got to fit docking arms, steps and mudguards yet.

Any comments are welcome on how it sits on the trailer in these photos - I think it needs to come forwards a bit, to sit the rearmost roller closer to the transom, which means moving the winch post and bow roller forward a bit. It came straight out of the water with no adjustment needed, and will happily lower off the trailer on a modest gradient - really easy to use.

What I am slightly puzzled about is that though it looks fine to me, some of the rollers don't seem to have any weight on them, despite being set up exactly symmetrical. Should I loosen all the mounting bolts slightly and let it "settle" on the trailer, or what is the best way to deal with this? Any thoughts gratefully received.
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Old 03 May 2015, 10:23   #14
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Aim to have the rear roller directly under the transom.

Otherwise looks fine :-)... Love the wheels !
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Old 04 May 2015, 04:45   #15
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Nothing wrong with a set of MT's for the beach

Those are temporary, but it will have 16" rims on it and a set of 4x4 light truck tyres, which transforms the ride for the boat on rough roads. Normal 13" wheels might as well be solid! I'm still, er, shopping for the final fit
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