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Old 23 January 2008, 17:08   #1
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Gullwing Trailers

I have seen a few of these on Boats and Outboards. They look to be very reasonably priced?

Anyone familiar with them?

It looks like they use good quality parts.

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Old 23 January 2008, 17:52   #2
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The ad says they use Al-ko bearings
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Old 24 January 2008, 02:02   #3
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Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
The ad says they use Al-ko bearings
It's ok you can get spares here

I don't like the look of the box section bends, more like a crease than a bend and just not enough steel in the frame for my liking, but that’s just my 2 Pence worth
I wouldn’t but my toy on one

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Old 24 January 2008, 07:55   #4
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It's basically a bunk trialer but with rollers instead of carpet! Having lived with a bunk trailer under the last boat I'd be slightly wary without a couple of launch / revovery trials......

Agreed those "creases" do look a little extreme, but as that corner will likely be in tension due to the weight of the boat on the bunks acting on the pivots at the side rails it's the underside of that beam that will be taking the strain, and the axle should hold the side rails apart.

What I'd be more concerned about if you got a 115 Opti on your transom is the Gross weight. I can (just) tow mine unbraked legally if I put one of my fuel tanks in the car....... The ad says GROSS weight 750Kg (the legal unbraked max) - and you're realistically looking at about 200-250Kg of trailer there and a max boat weight in the region of half a ton....
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