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Old 31 July 2009, 12:13   #1
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Rib Trolley

We need two trolleys to launch/recover our ribs on a weekly basis.
Searider 5.4 and Humber 5.5
The boats/trailers will be stored in our boat shed during the week and never used on the road.

We would like as low a ground clearance as practicable as this helps in and out of our boat shed doors and will also reduce how far we need to drop the trailer down the slip.

Single axle with jockey wheel so we can manhandle the boats easily round the yard.

Being a totally amateur club with limited funds we would prefer to have a go at building them ourselves to keep the costs down but at the same time use the best materials so we don't have to go through this process again in 5 years which is roughly the time the last trailers lasted.

Does anyone have any designs, ideas, tips, hints?
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Old 31 July 2009, 13:59   #2
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We need two trolleys to launch/recover our ribs on a weekly basis.
Searider 5.4 and Humber 5.5
The boats/trailers will be stored in our boat shed during the week and never used on the road.

We would like as low a ground clearance as practicable as this helps in and out of our boat shed doors and will also reduce how far we need to drop the trailer down the slip.

Single axle with jockey wheel so we can manhandle the boats easily round the yard.

Being a totally amateur club with limited funds we would prefer to have a go at building them ourselves to keep the costs down but at the same time use the best materials so we don't have to go through this process again in 5 years which is roughly the time the last trailers lasted.

Does anyone have any designs, ideas, tips, hints?
theres an ex rnli beach trolly on ebay ...i have made a few for my other hard displacement boats over the years and all i use is either heavy u section or square box and make up a t section with stainless bar for stub axels then slide on some old car hubs that would fit the round bar usually 1inch diam ,down side with using box is that it may float when no boat on .unless you fill the tyres with water .
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