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Old 17 August 2009, 08:20   #1
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trailer extention bar's?

Anyone used one or know where to get them?

Any good?

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Had one at our club for launching the rescue boats as the limited gradient on the slipway required tow vehicle wheels to be immersed in order to launch/recover. Worked Ok but was more trouble than its worth, we resorted to using a rope extension which was much more user friendly and was length adjustable.
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Old 17 August 2009, 13:40   #3
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i used one length od scaff tube with a male and a female tow coupler at each end. if it's for your big rib then I'd offer the suggestion that a dolly (six inch axle with two mini whels attached a foot away from the boat) end would make the whole thing much more manouverable. If you decide to use a rope than you have to have a lot of faith in your jockey wheel This one has got grunt
http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread....t=jockey+wheel
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Old 19 August 2009, 07:00   #4
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I use my spare wheel as a jockey wheel when retrieving my trailer. I have it mounted on a stub axle with complete hub and bearings aswell. I have two tubes welded onto the trailer, one where the spare wheel is stored and the other near the the trailer coupling. There is a nut welded to both tubes with a bolt that locks the stub axle in place. Works well for beach launching the boat with a rope, it does not get bogged in the sand as easliy as the small jockey wheels but you need to pull fairly straight. I still have a normal jockey wheel for moving around on hard smooth surfaces.
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Old 19 August 2009, 07:03   #5
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I wish I'd thought of that and one day I probably will
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Have a look at this link for an extention drawbar. I have never used one of these, but it does look simple. It will not jam like some of the extention drawbars that retract into a sleeve, well the one I had on a previous boat did.

http://www.mackaytrailers.com/traile...ecial-features

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I wish I'd thought of that and one day I probably will
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Someone stole your idea and is selling it.
look at the bottom of the page, of the link.

http://www.mackaytrailers.com/traile...ecial-features

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