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Old 22 June 2005, 04:45   #31
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And the load on the hull will be further from the transom, more likely to deform or damage the hull, unless you move the rear roller assembly back as well.

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Looking at your pictures, you could move the boat back on the trailer which would be a lot easier.

Plus point.
The wheels will not be so deep in the water when you launch.
Minus point.
The load will be longer.
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Old 22 June 2005, 04:55   #32
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Fair enough Paul. I know that that works, but the it puts a hell of a strain on the jockey wheel, especially when your rear supports are at the back of the trailer.
18" .... hmmmm I thought that engine of yours was too big.

Fair point about the stifeners being in the way. I did mine with a new axel so was starting from scratch.

Brilliant idea time.
Use the stands to find the approx. axel position b4 moving the axel. I know the weight of the axel will skew this but it would give you a good starting point.
Jack up the wheel put the stands in front of the axel (in this case) and lower the wheel until the road wheel come off the deck. Check the weight.
It might work, or am I in a world of aeronautical swine?
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Old 22 June 2005, 05:03   #34
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And the load on the hull will be further from the transom, more likely to deform or damage the hull, unless you move the rear roller assembly back as well.
Good point Mat
However it looks as if the rear rollers are quite cloe together so the load will on or close to the for/aft stringers, which are the strongest part of the hull.
There is probably a rib right across the back forming the front of the sump which would be as far forward as I would want the rear roller.
If there is only a small amount of movement needed, say up to a foot, it should be OK.
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