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Old 27 April 2009, 16:54   #1
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Trailer choice??

Hi all,

Any advice on the choice of trailer for a Humber 7m Ocean Pro?...

Thinking of a twin axle, but i'm aware that i've seen similar boats on single axle trailers.

Which manufacturer do people rate the best, i've currently got a Hallmark roller coaster 3, which apart from a couple of rollers falling off in the past, has served me pretty well and it is straight forward enough to launch & recover single handed.

Any thoughts?...

John
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Old 27 April 2009, 17:16   #2
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I've been using an SBS twin axle (2000) for a year now - built like a tank, very steady and predictable on the road - clean recoveries too.
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Cheers willk!

You know a bit of gaelic as well then!...
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You know a bit of gaelic as well then!...
It's amazing what you retain after 14 years of slaps to the head
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Has anyone got any feedback on De Graff trailers?
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Had a twin axle degraff. Very well built, although mine wasn't really ideal for a RIB. It has some sort of cruiser on it before I had it which is presumably what it was designed for. It had keel rollers as well as side rollers. The keel rollers made recovering the boat a nightmare - you had to get the keel right on the rear roller (which was underwater) otherwise the boat wouldn't sit properly. I was tempted to cut the keel rollers off but then sold it and replaced it with one without keel rollers. Without them its much easier to recover - you point the boat in the direction of the trailer and drive on. I've just bought a boat with a DeGraff which I don't think has keel rollers - we'll see how I get on!

Apart from that they have a pretty good rep
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Ive had 2 R & M Trailers and apart from normal stuff bearings etc
its been great
i have a probleam at the moment with not being able to get the hub off
but thats my fault as i should have replaced the brake shoes last year
but i was to mean
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have a look at the Dixon Bate.!! i do believe they are the finest trailor around.
and i do have one!!
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I bought a De Graff trailer for my RIB last year and been very pleased with it. The price was competitive and it's built like a tank! Gives great support to the hull (and needed very little adjustment to do so) and tows really well. Stainless brake cables as standard and paid extra for bearing savers.

The De Graff hub flushing arrangement is a little unusual, i.e. a big hole drilled through the hub. But you can stick a hose in a really flood the hub with water, so it's certainly effective.

Nice company to deal with also. I would highly recommend.
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Has anyone got any feedback on De Graff trailers?
Got my thumbs up! Very well built and a good price too. You can also increase spec or customise to personal preferance as they are built to order.
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