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Old 18 August 2013, 10:19   #11
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Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
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Thought Iíd update this thread now Iíve proved the things work whilst on our holidays in Devon, and now Iíve taken some pics.

I fabricated brackets that clamp to the trailer and are swept up at 45deg so they donít stick out too far when the posts are not in them.

The round tube posts are bent at 45deg and have a section of square tube welded on their ends so they sit in the brackets.
Poly tube is slipped over the posts for the boat to slide against.
I decided to clamp it in position rather than let it spin so it doesnít come off.

Most of the time the posts are stowed along the trailer with their top in a large eye I made bolted to the trailer and the other end slipped over a pin welded to the bracket with an ĎRí clip to hold them on.
This way the trailer isnít any wider in normal use.
Itís a 5 second job to pull the pin and slot the posts into the brackets.
When in use the 45 deg angle means the posts stay in position on their own.
Itís another 5 sec job to lift each one out of itís bracket and stow it back along the trailer.

I didnít get any images of them in use but you can get the drift from the images.

They made a real difference when recovering the boat, just drive it on between the posts and the rear end sorted itself out.

Iím really pleased with the way theyíve turned out, so will get them properly galvanised this winter.

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