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Old 16 September 2016, 16:16   #11
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Originally Posted by Simon666 View Post

Only problem i had was setting them up. I had some rollers taking loads of weight while others barely touched the hull.

That's the art, boat hulls are never planar, juggling the rollers around to distribute the weight, whilst keeping the hull as low as poss without catching the keel is a long process.

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Old 16 September 2016, 18:06   #12
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Originally Posted by Orwell boy View Post
Thanks people ,this is looking really positive for the rollerbunk system ,as my previous post I am currently on an extreme unbraked but currently refurbing a braked trailer(change of plan ) ,so I really do not want to dunk the brakes ,where I launch is steep and deep so it should be easily possible ,I have 24 swinging rollers at moment but rollerbunk may just pick the bow up quicker
Chris C , any big advantage in all your x members swinging ? does a swinging x member make a difference ? thanks to all
I guess I could have got away with a fixed beam for the front set of rollers, but as I was doing the refurb myself the money I saved on paying somebody else to the work was spent on re-galvanising the existing frame, swing beams etc, so it just seemed the easy option to go for a 3rd swing beam, certainly makes for easy launching and recovery so no regrets
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