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Old 04 July 2011, 17:06   #1
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Hi Would appreciate some advice on the following.
Thinking of cutting the oblong draw bar in half to enable outfit to go into garage,Q is would it be strong enough to rejoin bar with a long sleeve over both ends?using large dia high tensile bolts,3 each side of join,draw bar would not be extended, and would butt up inside sleeve. would this be strong enough or would the towing forces cause it to bend /break .The boat is a 4mtr honwave sib 25hp mariner. thanks in advance for any advice

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Old 05 July 2011, 02:38   #2
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from what i understand about the trailer laws, that draw bar needs to be one continuous length with no joins in it, i cant remember where i have read this, but i recall reading it somewhere.......
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Old 05 July 2011, 03:52   #3
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Hi Would appreciate some advice on the following.
Thinking of cutting the oblong draw bar in half to enable outfit to go into garage...
Does it need to be as long as it is? We spec'd our trailer (with Ribcraft for an RC 5.3) to go into our garage and they produced the trailer with a shorter than normal drawbar
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Somwthing like this should do you up (you could fab the same thing up without too much trouble if you have access to a welder and a decent supplier of metal tubing.)

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