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Old 06 January 2006, 15:18   #1
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demountable launching trailers

Hello,
I have seen these for dinghies, where you can launch your boat without having to dip your road trailer wheels in the water. Then for recovery, you can winch your launching trailer onto your road trailer and move off.

I am asking this because of the issue of salt water in bearings. It may not be feasible because of weight.

So, has anyone seen one of these for a power boat.

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Old 06 January 2006, 15:30   #2
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no

BUT IT MAKES A GREAT DEAL OF SENSE!
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Go make youself loads of money and design one.

It would be feasable but would add to the trailer cost as you'd need a cradle on a trailer with rollers for the cradle to sit on so that you could launch and recover easily.
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Old 06 January 2006, 16:35   #4
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Andy Mate,

are you very bust right now ish!

I've just aquired a very tasty 1.5 ton galvanised trailer chassis which might make an ideal sled carrier.

you really must come over and see our new Unit!
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You telling me I should get out more ?


I'd like to come over for a coffee and to check out the new facilities.
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Do you really think a sizeable RIB can be manually launched on a trolley??? 750kg+ can be a bit of a handful!!!
Or, are you thinking of something more technical, which connects somehow to the main trailer?
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yep

something like a sliding roller coaster frame that slides and tilts say three metres of the back of the trailer
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You'd need some launching tolley wheels at the back, just so happens I know someone that has some
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I guess this would be more appropriate for smaller ribs, but for launching you have gravity on your side and for recovery, you can have the road trailer at the waters edge and winch boat plus trolley onto trailer.
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Beaver-tail flatbed or car trailer & cradle on castors?

An electric winch on the flat bed would help.

A mate had something like that for his 23 ft yacht.
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