I need to design and build a trailer for a 4.7m sib suitable for beach launching and I'm looking at doing something similar to the DoDo (Drive on/Drive off) trailers, ie pointing the boat the other way.
Is there any D-class crew etc on here with experience of this type of launch/recovery? Or anyone else who has done something similar?
Any advantages/disadvantages? How likely are you to hit the prop/leg on the way out?
Also any pics showing how the trailer's put together would be really useful.
Another point I need to look into is how to support the boat properly. This one's got speed tubes so I'm guessing you don't want a flat trailer bed which would squash the speed tubes? Would I need to shape the trailer beds so it supports the main bouyancy tube without interfering with the speed tube?
Any help/suggestions/photos/experiences all gratefully received