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Old 21 November 2015, 05:39   #41
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What's the 5.5m you're getting? Is it a club boat or are you replacing Nutkin?
On the trailer question I have braked trailer for my 5.3m and wouldn't want an unbraked one even if it was technically within the legal limit.
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Old 21 November 2015, 12:36   #42
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What's the 5.5m you're getting? Is it a club boat or are you replacing Nutkin?
On the trailer question I have braked trailer for my 5.3m and wouldn't want an unbraked one even if it was technically within the legal limit.
Nutkin has been part exchanged and I now now this beast, we think she'll be called Nutkin Too, on a braked trailer...
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Old 22 November 2015, 09:20   #43
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Looks good Andy - lots of room for pasties in that console!
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Old 22 November 2015, 13:00   #44
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Looks good Andy - lots of room for pasties in that console!
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Oh yes - I'd have liked a smaller one, but beggars can't be choosers - must look at what date we set the run this year some time soon.
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Old 22 November 2015, 18:02   #45
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Is that Ribs, consoles or pasties?

she looks neat Glad you'v seen sense and gone for a Suzi

When we set the date for the 2016 pastie run - we have to select a weekend with flat seas - I'm told!
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To brake or not to brake - that is the question???

Just because it says you can tow an unbraked trailer up to 750kgs doesn't mean you can ,
Unbraked the trailer has to be less than 1/2 the weight of the towing car & has to be fitted with a safety chain .
To tow an unbraked trailer of 750kgs you would need a tow car with a weight of 1500kgs ,,, well it used to be !
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Just because it says you can tow an unbraked trailer up to 750kgs doesn't mean you can ,
Unbraked the trailer has to be less than 1/2 the weight of the towing car & has to be fitted with a safety chain .
To tow an unbraked trailer of 750kgs you would need a tow car with a weight of 1500kgs ,,, well it used to be !
Better go and put some bags of cement in the back of my Ranger then I guess
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I've been watching this with interest and I'm seeing a lot of misinformation and some misunderstanding. Hopefully this post will help.

As I passed my test prior to 1997 then I find:

Quote from Gov.uk

"If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you’re generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM."

So I can use my Discovery 4 (rated to 3.5te) to tow my braked trailer, rated to 3.5te, with a full load on the trailer.

It is only a 'recommendation' to tow not more that the kerb mass of the vehicle.

My trailer brakes beautifully and I need no more 'push' on the car's brakes than without the trailer on. The only problem can be on a continuously long downhill section when the trailer is continuously braking while the vehicle is using engine braking. That does lead to very hot trailer brakes
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