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Old 30 October 2012, 02:15   #1
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Keel roller or multi roller support

Hi Guys,

Need some advice. Trailer for 7.3 Gemini with 250 optimax, rear console, diving RIB.

We are going Alloy in order to keep our whole package under 2000kg.

It's kind of a keel roller vs multi roller situation - any preferences out there?
Will a keel roller setup sit that much higher?
Are they just as easy to retrieve if they have the right supports?

Shortlist is (proces are the same):
1) Mackay Alloy trailer
Smaller builder, more attention and design consultation.
Their alloy design is keel roller with skids or side rollers
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2) Dunbier - larger mass producer - i.e. won't (can't) even tell me the brand of wheel bearings fitted...
They do a more traditional multi roller style but honestly don't look as solid or well built.
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Old 31 October 2012, 14:41   #2
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Hi Guys,

Need some advice. Trailer for 7.3 Gemini with 250 optimax, rear console, diving RIB.

We are going Alloy in order to keep our whole package under 2000kg.

It's kind of a keel roller vs multi roller situation - any preferences out there?
Will a keel roller setup sit that much higher?
Are they just as easy to retrieve if they have the right supports?

Shortlist is (proces are the same):
1) Mackay Alloy trailer
Smaller builder, more attention and design consultation.
Their alloy design is keel roller with skids or side rollers
Aluminium Trailers | Custom Boat Trailer | Aluminium Boat Trailers | Rowing Shell Trailer | Aluminium Fabrication | Aluminium trailer chassis

2) Dunbier - larger mass producer - i.e. won't (can't) even tell me the brand of wheel bearings fitted...
They do a more traditional multi roller style but honestly don't look as solid or well built.
Aluminium Trailers
Personally I think anything that negates the need to dunk your axles in highly corrosive salt water is the thing to go for, trailer wise...Basically, that means going for the multi roller option which will allow you to launch and recover your boat in much shallower water than possible with keel rollers and bunks and usually without even having to get your axles wet.
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