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Old 23 June 2012, 17:30   #1
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just starting out and want to build a bunk trailer ,does anybody ave any ideas so i can leave outboard on while trailering.
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Old 23 June 2012, 17:43   #2
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IMO its easiest to buy a trailer. If your trailering with your outboard, make a make shift transom saver (out of wood) which can be trapped between the engine and back of the trailer so the weight of the engine is taken on the trailer rather than the transom
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Old 23 June 2012, 22:05   #3
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I have the exact same combination. I was sold a trailer like this http://www.snipetrailers.com/products5A.html with it that has a transom support that directs the weight of the engine to the trailer through the transom. The manual for the engine says that it must be trailed in the fully down position unless you use a transom saver, but mine easily clears the ground fully down so I tow it like that.

If you like I can send some pics of my boat on the trailer if you like.
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Old 25 June 2012, 01:52   #4
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hi mattd thanks for reply ,yes please would be great if u could send photos ,and could u tell me what length and with the skids are ,sorry to be a paine thanks.
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Old 29 June 2012, 11:28   #5
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hi mattd thanks for reply ,yes please would be great if u could send photos ,and could u tell me what length and with the skids are ,sorry to be a paine thanks.
Hi Max

Sorry for late response, first chance I got to get the boat out to take pics was today.

The skids are 220cm x 5cm each. De Graaff do inflatable boat trailers with a better skid design in my opinion (looks like less hassle to line up when recovering) Dinghy & Inflatable Boat Trailers - De Graaff Trailers specialises in Boat trailers, Rowing Boat trailers, Motorbike trailers and Flatbed trailers. Although I have just fitted some home made guide posts to mine so hopefully lining up won't be so awkward now!

The main problem I find with my trailer is that you couldn't lock down launch wheels while it is on the trailer so have to launch straight off it. The transom support bars are in the way. You might want to find a way around that, the De Graaff one looks like it has a better solution.

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Oh and here is a full side on pic for good measure

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hi matt cheers for the picks and info fantastic help just one more question do u strap engine down to trailer when trailering or is it ok without .
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hi matt cheers for the picks and info fantastic help just one more question do u strap engine down to trailer when trailering or is it ok without .
You're welcome.

I don't strap it down. My understanding is that in the down position the engine can kick back if it encounters an obstruction under way unless it is in reverse gear. If for some reason it hit something like a speed ramp while being towed it would minimise damage allowing it to do that.

I can't see any way it would flip up trimmed down unless it hit something.

Having towed it quite a few times now, I'm more concerned about the way the engine moves laterally when cornering. Moving the resistance lever on the engine to full isn't enough to stop it so I'm considering strapping the engine to one side of the transom or trailer.... still trying to work out the best way
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Maxitope - where abouts in the UK are you? I have a trailer sitting on my front lawn that will probably suit you.... I want it gone, so could let it go for a good price if you're interested?
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Oh and here is a full side on pic for good measure

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Nice rig, can I ask where you got the cover from ? I have the same boat but can't find a decent fitted cover.

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