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Old 07 September 2009, 16:10   #31
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Oh yeah.. Good Point You'll have to excuse my IOW stupidity

So..... No.... The manual doesn't specify any slipway angle limits.

Wonder what the "average" angle of a typical slipway is anyway?

Not sure if it's relevant, but the slipway that Ribeye themselves use in Dartmouth is VERY shallow compared to anything else I've seen/used anywhere else.
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Too steep a slip will cause the bow to hit the front post with the stern still afloat - you then have to drive forward and try to get it to settle properly on the rollers.

To shallow and you have problems getting it on there at all.

To protect the hull I have seen the cross beams wrapped in carpet etc but I think a better solution would be square section gutter pipe or similar slipped over the cross beams and cable tied or screwed into place.
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Too steep a slip will cause the bow to hit the front post with the stern still afloat - you then have to drive forward and try to get it to settle properly on the rollers.

To shallow and you have problems getting it on there at all.

To protect the hull I have seen the cross beams wrapped in carpet etc but I think a better solution would be square section gutter pipe or similar slipped over the cross beams and cable tied or screwed into place.
RUBBISH! Fix the problem!

I have never had a trailer that needed padding, and if you look at any trailers you will be hard pushed to find one that has any - if it is set up properly you won't need it!

This trailer is rigged badly if the boat is hitting the frame of the trailer, the rollers need to be adjusted before any more use!
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RUBBISH! Fix the problem!

I have never had a trailer that needed padding, and if you look at any trailers you will be hard pushed to find one that has any - if it is set up properly you won't need it!

This trailer is rigged badly if the boat is hitting the frame of the trailer, the rollers need to be adjusted before any more use!
If you are using a trailer with boat that has never been on it before it makes sense to try to protect it.

I was speaking generally - not about this specific case. It does NOT hurt to put some padding on a trailer until you are sure it is set up just right which is exactly what I will be doing with my new trailer - how can i set it up right when the boat is still in the water?
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If you are using a trailer with boat that has never been on it before it makes sense to try to protect it.

I was speaking generally - not about this specific case. It does NOT hurt to put some padding on a trailer until you are sure it is set up just right which is exactly what I will be doing with my new trailer - how can i set it up right when the boat is still in the water?
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The obvious thing is to have a third set of rollers across the twin axles in the centre of the trailer.

But should it really need this for a 6.5m rib?

How many sets of rollers do most 6.5m ribs have on their trailers?
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The obvious thing is to have a third set of rollers across the twin axles in the centre of the trailer.

But should it really need this for a 6.5m rib?

How many sets of rollers do most 6.5m ribs have on their trailers?
The obvious thing is to get Ribeye to sort it out.
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The obvious thing is to get Ribeye to sort it out.
Indeed....
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Yes, I'm on the case with that.

Just wondering what the solution will be though, as without something else to keep the hull up, it's always going to hit the middle axles.
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Yes, I'm on the case with that.

Just wondering what the solution will be though, as without something else to keep the hull up, it's always going to hit the middle axles.
I think the point several of us are making is that you should focus on the problem and who's responsible for fixing it rather than keep inventing different solutions.

I hope you're going to go back to Ribeye and ask them to fix the problem and that you'll avoid telling them how. The problem and its resolution should be with them. Better that than have them work to your instruction which then either doesn't fix it or has other issues of itself. Who's responsible then?
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