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Old 22 February 2013, 08:50   #1
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Setting up of rollers on new trailer

I have a super roller coaster trailer;

The problem I have is when recovering the rib it always ends up lob sided even though it looks fine from winch post.

These trailers are supposed to be self centring is it to do with set up of rollers on the swinging arms ???

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 22 February 2013, 11:21   #2
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It could be to do with the weight distribution in the boat.
My Delta always loads onto the trailer slightly down on one side due to the console being offset to that side. When I remember and put some weight on the other side it loads onto it level.
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Old 22 February 2013, 16:33   #3
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Agree with above. May also be worth checking that the roller cradle arms are equidistant from the inside face of the chassis and that the roller cradles are set at equal heights.
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Lads thanks for reply

Its a centre mounted consul and centre mounted bottle rack

Normally take out most kit due to weight on winch etc

The trailer came from maker as is roller look equal distance apart.

Any rule of thumb on distance rollers should come up on hull etc .

Oh it a V ribbed hull

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Old 24 February 2013, 08:03   #5
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Any rule of thumb on distance rollers should come up on hull etc .
Make sure the rollers are on the flat surfaces of your hull and not on the chines, And try and make sure your furthest rear roller is as close to the transom as possible.
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Old 24 February 2013, 11:11   #6
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As Andy B says - avoid running on the chines/strakes, try and straddle them.


Absolutely correct with the rear rollers too. Try and be no more than 4" from the transom. Especially if you've got some hefty outboard(s) on the back - you want to support it as much as possible.


Have the rear rollers further towards the outside of the trailer, this will benefit you in two ways: it means the rear of the boat will be more stable and also that the rear will be lower then the bow, making launching and recovery easier.


Some pics to point you in the right direction. You'll notice the front rollers straddling the strakes and the rear rollers further to the outside of the trailer, with the rollers running along the edge of the outer most strake.


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Food for thought

My boat would fit on FWD rollers alone

Will set up as recommended and see results
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Lol, she's a bigun, for sure. Think it was 9.5m if memory serves (not mine!*).

Any questions, feel free to send a message. All the best.

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