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Old 03 July 2013, 12:33   #11
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You could make the a frame hinge?
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Old 03 July 2013, 13:02   #12
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What about getting a simple dolly made up which uses the hitch. Similar to a F1 jack where it fits into the hitch and you lever it down to lift up the hitch.

This could then used to manoeuvre the rib if it had wheels on it.

Like this but able to lift higher

http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-d...lly-37510.html
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Old 03 July 2013, 14:25   #13
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Bit old skool but would this not work ?

http://bit.ly/1216Es3

Simple, gives you the ability to lift the bow as required whilst manually pushing it back in.

Ok it's not a fancy ideal or re-invention of the wheel but it'll work ?
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Put a load of sandbags in the stern till you hear a bang in the skeg area, that should be high enough
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Or you could hinge the A-frame.
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I really need a long travel jockey wheel, one with at least 300mm of travel as my front and rear towbars are different heights. Anyone come across one with that amount of travel?
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Best I've come across is 270mm and that one looks a little light weight for a rib perhaps?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2711717972...84.m1439.l2649

Thanks again for all the suggestions, what I'm going to try is getting a reasonably priced jockey and clamp, cutting the lower section and fixing in an extension to it. If the join won't retract into the top section I'll lose some travel, but not sure that matters, there'll be a one-off lift needed at some point anyway to slide the tube fully down in the clamp. And getting a complete jockey just seems an easier and not much more expensive way of getting a tube, wheel and an arrangement whereby the wheel can turn to steer than trying to get and fix together the bits separately. It'll have to be as well as not instead of the existing jockey as the extended lower section won't fit below the trailer when it's on the towbar - so either keep it in the garage and put it on when wanted, or look at one of those pivoting clamp mounts I guess.... We'll see if it works!
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I really need a long travel jockey wheel, one with at least 300mm of travel as my front and rear towbars are different heights. Anyone come across one with that amount of travel?
I wanted a jockey with longer travel and a good wide wheel that wouldn't rust fall apart or puncture. Something tough that wouldn't dissolve in seawater or look crap after a season.
Couldn't find anything commercially for reasonable money so have started making them myself in stainless. Just need to turn up and thread some parts and maybe make or fit a stronger chassis bracket. 600mm long with nearly 500mm travel.
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