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Old 13 May 2009, 06:27   #1
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Have been thinking about fitting a pair of these for a wail now. But make my own.
Idea was to take out the extending rods for the light board and put heavier gauge box section in and bolt through the trailer. Then clamp a scaffold bar upright to the box section with something like a drain pipe over the top of that. Same for the other side.

Anyone done it already?
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Old 13 May 2009, 06:30   #2
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Have been thinking about fitting a pair of these for a wail now
For a whale?
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Old 13 May 2009, 06:39   #3
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Leave me alone I've not slept all night
And she's not a bad lass
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Aye

But I have the benefit of a trailer for the road and a launching trolley for day to day dunking which will never go on the road so I just welded on the uprights to this. I put some PVC pipe over the top. It dose just makes the whole recovery much simpler, especially in a cross wind.

The clubs trolley have the same thing but with out any pipe as it is only ever the rubbing strike that makes contact with the poles it is not a that important.

The only thing I would say is what ever you use needs to be quite robust as if they get a "bummped" into you want them to push the rib the right way and not bend. and that includes the point where they attach to the trailer too...
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Like this

Made from 1" gas pipe with plastic pipe over the top, slotted into some 40x80 box and fixed with a thumb nut
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Thanks lads.

Bedajim, Looks spot on cheers. I know gas pipe is strong but I wouldn't have thought it would be strong enough. Obviously not Mind if I rob some ideas from it?

Meant to ask this before, what are the two sets of wheels for?
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Thanks lads.

Bedajim, Looks spot on cheers. I know gas pipe is strong but I wouldn't have thought it would be strong enough. Obviously not Mind if I rob some ideas from it?

Meant to ask this before, what are the two sets of wheels for?
Boat sits on a launch trolley to keep the road wheels dry
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I've got these (or something similar, anyway) fitted to mine; only real problem is that the "L" shaped square tubes are fairly soft, which means if you nail them while loading the boat, you have to reshape them.

Other than that, they work pretty well. Still tricky loading in a cross-current (like on a slip perpendicular to a river.) The posts by themselves are not strong enough to keep the boat centered. Luckily, I don't do that all that often.

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