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Old 27 November 2011, 20:50   #11
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If there's too much weight on the drawbar for God's sake don't move the axle to the rear!
Who said move it back then?
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Old 27 November 2011, 20:53   #12
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Too much = can't lift it at all!!! Moving the axle is becoming the only option I suspect!!

Moving the rollers wont affect the nose weight but I know I need to support the transom to prevent a "hook" developing.

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Moving the swing beam and rear rollers back will lighten the nose weight a little, but I suspect not enough. Do this first before looking at moving the axle. When checking for nose weight also consider the fuel load too.
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Old 27 November 2011, 20:59   #13
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Just asking as viewing on my phone
Is the boat fully loaded and how much movement is there between the mudguard and the tyre ?
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Who said move it back then?

Matth in post number 6?
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Old 28 November 2011, 13:34   #15
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Yeah, not back - forward to lighten the nose Depending on your tow vehicle.... (a lot depends on that and the weight of the lump hanging off the transom) you want to be able to just about lift it with one hand - 60kg ish is a good starting point. It's all down to you and your set-up though.

Easy way to do it is get a set of bathroom scales, put them down in front of the trailer, under the hitch. Chop a length of 2 x 2 or similar to around the same height as your towball (around 19" ish?...), stick it in the towball socket on the coupling head and the other end on the bathroom scales. Then wind the trailer down, on the jockey wheel, until it's about that height as the towball, and see what the scales read.
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Oops meant move axle forward.......
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If there's too much weight on the drawbar for God's sake don't move the axle to the rear!
Don't worry I spotted that reply......perhaps a tad counter productive!!

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Doh!! Having a blonde moment there.....
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Counter productive? I think it's more productive than you's lot leavin him to squash 'is motor!
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Just asking as viewing on my phone
Is the boat fully loaded and how much movement is there between the mudguard and the tyre ?
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Just me then, looks tight it could just be the angle of the picture?
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