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Old 03 September 2009, 04:52   #21
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I think that the boat is actually hitting against the trailer when recovering (or launching).

To me, it looks like it's probably hitting against the cross members of the axles, before it gets a chance to lift back up onto the front rollers.

Anyone got any ideas on how I could stop it doing that?
Yes, take it back to Ribeye and have them fix it by altering the trailer and repairing the damage to the hull.

Your comments read as if you bought the boat new from them or their agent, presumably as a package of boat and trailer? If so, then you've a right to expect the boat to come on and off the trailer without gouging the hull

If it was mine, I wouldn't be doing the work myself and I'd expect them to fix it and quick!
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If it is new and not just new to you, then agree with the above. Dont bugger around with it, but give them a call explain the problem and I am sure they will be helpful in resolving.
Ribeye have a good reputation for customer support
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Yes, take it back to Ribeye and have them fix it by altering the trailer and repairing the damage to the hull.

Your comments read as if you bought the boat new from them or their agent, presumably as a package of boat and trailer? If so, then you've a right to expect the boat to come on and off the trailer without gouging the hull

If it was mine, I wouldn't be doing the work myself and I'd expect them to fix it and quick!
Fully agree! Get it back to them and complain - you did not cause the problem!
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Old 05 September 2009, 15:51   #24
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Will give them a ring on Monday to see what they say.

What's confused me though is that the Ribeye S650 is probably one of the most common ribs out there (not sure if that's good or bad!!), so I really don't understand how they can get it wrong?

Surely if this rib/trailer combo was at fault (which it must be), then how come no one else seems to have had this problem?

Yesterday I tried putting some pipe insulation on top of the centre axles, but the boat appeared to even nudge that out of the way and took another small chunk out of the hull

Really starting to annoy me now!
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Old 05 September 2009, 16:44   #25
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how come no one else seems to have had this problem?
It's either a one-off (of which there's no such thing) or you haven't sight of the experiences of all the other hundreds of Ribeye users, only a small percentage of which are probably active in this forum.
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Old 05 September 2009, 17:51   #26
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years ago me and my dad bought a second hand Glastron and I was out one day on the sea and it broke up in the bow, the water came rushing in and we limped it back. When we got it out of the water there was a big crack on both sides of the bow.
The Glastron dealer at that time was Roger Clarke Marine in our home town and we took it down to show him and they agreed to fix it they split the hull and deck and strengthened the bow even though we bought it second hand after that the transom came loose and floor all cracked up and then we decided to get a proper boat built for the job so we looked at Rings Phantoms and Marshans and went for a marshan 162
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Old 06 September 2009, 07:03   #27
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Surely if this rib/trailer combo was at fault (which it must be), then how come no one else seems to have had this problem?

Yesterday I tried putting some pipe insulation on top of the centre axles, but the boat appeared to even nudge that out of the way and took another small chunk out of the hull
I don't use a trailer so have nought to contribute - however is there a recommended trailer angle for recovering or launching the RIB and are you within those guidelines?
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Old 06 September 2009, 14:41   #28
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I'm having the same problem with my Ballistic on a Rollercoaster trailer - i.e the bottom of the keel is hitting the axle before it is lifted by the front rollers. I've tried a keel roller on the axle but it ends up being too high and almost all the boat's weight ends up on it and chews up the roller. I'm now trying an extra cross-member with lower side rollers just in front of the axle - I'll try and post picies tomorrow of what I'm trying in case it helps.
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That doesnt sound right to me. Got a pic?
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Old 06 September 2009, 15:27   #29
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however is there a recommended trailer angle for recovering or launching the RIB and are you within those guidelines?
I've just checked through all my Owners Manual, trailer instructions etc, and I can't find anything that specifies angle limits.

Where have you got that info from?
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I've just checked through all my Owners Manual, trailer instructions etc, and I can't find anything that specifies angle limits.

Where have you got that info from?
Wot I writ woz 'is there a recommended trailer angle'? A kwestshun!
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