Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 30 September 2009, 15:20   #11
Member
 
Lets go boating's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Staffordshire
Boat name: Cambrian Explorer
Make: Ribtec
Length: 6m +
Engine: 130hp honda outboard
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 591
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackroady View Post
Good one . I do reckon its a bit of overkill considering I passed my test at 17 & was let loose on my dads glider trailer ! It was long - very long about 9m all in - but at least it was narrow so if the car went through the trailer would.

I'd agree small box trailers with axles close to the rear of the car are hardest - impossible to see & quick to turn compared to longer trailers.
its silly that we have to do the test im 19 so there was no arguments as to doing it but hey ho life goes on
__________________

__________________
Powerboat/PWC Instructor
Advance Commercial Skipper
Gregbutler08@aol.com
Lets go boating is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 September 2009, 15:31   #12
RAD
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Essex
Boat name: Club Boat
Length: no boat
Engine: Yam 40hp
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martha Focker View Post
i towed trailers before, such as jet ski and trailer for work thinking i was under a legal weight limit but actually wasn't luckily didn't get caught, but stopped and did the test asap. as for training with bob i started with him at 8:30 in the morning my test was at 2pm but if you havn't towed too much before i would do at least 2 days with him. it would probably be best to ring him and he will advise you better he also does a deal if 2 people do it together

hope that helps
Thanks for that.

Have towed My sailing boats loads, Double stack Lasers, Triple stack Pico's, The 700 I bough off Doug and other things so can drive ok. Will look into a more local school but I suppose the hardest/stressful part is the reverse? Any recommendations?
__________________

__________________
RAD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 September 2009, 15:35   #13
Member
 
Lets go boating's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Staffordshire
Boat name: Cambrian Explorer
Make: Ribtec
Length: 6m +
Engine: 130hp honda outboard
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 591
tbh mate the reverse is the easy bit its an hour on the road thats gets you down lol, i travelled from stoke to do it with bob think its well worth it, had to get up at 6 though haha
__________________
Powerboat/PWC Instructor
Advance Commercial Skipper
Gregbutler08@aol.com
Lets go boating is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 October 2009, 17:41   #14
RIBnet supporter
 
tonymac's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Belfast
Boat name: Cait
Make: Humber
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Opti
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 909
RIBase
Congrats mate.

Have to agree re size of trailer. I have a small two wheel jobbie for the general garden stuff etc then a slightly larger one for bigger loads. I have also towed single and double wheel caravans in my time. Boat trailer is great towing and reversing, but that wee trailer is sure a bugger!!
__________________
-**-**-**-**-**-**-**-**-**-**-**-**
Any meaning read into my message is the product of your own mind...
tonymac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.