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Old 01 November 2018, 04:17   #1
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trailer for Honwave T30 AE?

Hi all, long time since I logged in, lots happened so not much boating done!


I'm wondering about getting a trailer for my Honda Honwave T30 AE. This is 3 metres (obviously) and has an aluminium floor and inflatable keel.


I've looked around the forum but not seen what sort of trailer is best to carry this - rollers, bunks? Doesn't need to be too fancy. My search hasn't been helped by some sites selling "trailers" which don't seem to get the difference between launching trolleys and road-going trailers lol!


Any advice please, thanks in advance.


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Old 01 November 2018, 06:03   #2
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Well I guess almost any lightweight unbraked bunked trailer will be fine for a 3m SIB.

Might an alternative be spending the trailer money on a 3m air floor SIB and 12v pump?

A trailer always seems overkill on such a small SIB. Perhaps though the convenience of arriving at the water already set up appeals?
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Old 01 November 2018, 07:41   #3
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Hi Fenlander, thanks for your reply.


You're probably right, it might be overkill. I hadn't realised how expensive those trailers are!


An electric pump sounds like a good idea though.


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Old 01 November 2018, 08:26   #4
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P.S. Crikey - electric pumps aren't exactly cheap either!! Might stick to muscle power lol


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Ah seriously though the pumps I see look like max 1 bar. The boat asks for 2.5 bar in the tubes and 3.5 in the keel. Highjacking my own thread here lol I better post a separate thread re this.


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Old 01 November 2018, 08:58   #6
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"0.25 and 0.35 you chump!"


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Old 01 November 2018, 10:24   #7
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Search on here for one of the recent pump threads. Several folks are finding the Itiwit pumps around £40 work fine and very good value compared with £100+ for a Bravo.
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Good, suitable, new trailers start from £700, plus VAT - but we offer RIBNet members a 10% discount.

Rollers vs bunks? Opinion is divided on this. However for a light weight SIB with an aluminium floor and inflatable keel should be OK on these long bunks. A roller version is about £66 more (+ VAT, less discount).

These are proper boat trailers!!

Personally, I don't see the point of selling the HonWave and buying another SIB, and then losing the convenience of the aluminium floor and somewhere easy to store, launch and recover the HonWave. And then you still have to inflate the SIB at the start and deflate it in the end. The trailer solves all that. However, I agree that I don't know your budget, so that may be an issue.
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Old 01 November 2018, 18:32   #9
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Fenlander - thanks for the note about Itiwit pumps. I'll have a look.



Martin at Goearth : Yes I like the ali floor cos you can / could "hack" the boat i.e. you could drill the floor to bolt stuff onto it, not sure what but I've had a few ideas along the way, bits and pieces to make life easier.


But yes - store, launch, recover - all needs to be easy as I pass my threescore years and ten + hernia op. lol. You *could* deflate the thing to stick it in your car but it's a heavy brute for one man when deflated!


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If you are happy to splash the cash, have easy storage for the trailer and are only a few miles drive from the sea with easy parking for it adj the slipway then a trailer makes more sense than my situation... where it would displace a car from our garage and we are nearly 100mls from the sea which I prefer to travel unencumbered by towing... even more so our 300ml-500ml holiday drives.

Re the stats/info. Selling your boat and buying a brand new air floor 2.7m or 3.0m Honwave plus Itiwit pump would probably have a net spend about half that of a new trailer...and that's assuming you already have a towbar... even less cost if you bought a used air floor Honwave. Those two air floors would give you a weight saving of 15kg and 20kg respectively which is noticeable. You can buy round patches with loops to attach things to SIB air floors and they are very easy to glue on.

Not trying to sell you the air floor option... just give all the info.
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