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Old 08 May 2008, 14:47   #1
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looks like right length for trailer?

does this trailer look right? i feel its a bit too short for the RIB..how long should the correct trailer be? should the planks be as long as the hull? or should the hull be sticking out like that?
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Old 08 May 2008, 15:18   #2
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it looks too short to me. Ideally, the trailer should run the length of the hull.
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Old 08 May 2008, 15:37   #3
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does this trailer look right? i feel its a bit too short for the RIB..how long should the correct trailer be? should the planks be as long as the hull? or should the hull be sticking out like that?
You want support under the transom. Sitting on a trailer, that's where the most weight is.

The axle should be placed so that the tongue weight is 5 to 10 percent of the boat/trailer weight.

I would say that trailer would fit a boat about half the size of the one sitting on it.

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Put it on backwards!!!
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Put it on backwards!!!
I saw someone that used to do that. Said it made it easier to launch the boat. It was a tiny SIB, though; probably could have picked the thing up to launch and recover.

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I am surprised that the trailer tongue is not pointed into the sky with the skeg buried in the pavement.
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