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Old 18 June 2016, 06:06   #11
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yes ,trailer plate reads gross 750 kg carry 580kg so = 170kg trailer , if you look on ebay you can see same advertised ,however same weight for a trailer with 12 rollers as for 24 which I have ,not sure what these rollers weigh as never held one ,but I know when I asked indespension for four extras on front they derated the trailer by another 25kg
with regard to the boat weight being with nothing on it ,if you go on the highfield website and look at the spec and bring up the drawing of the specified boat ,then it shows a boat with centre console ,a frame and incorporated rear seat ,only different to mine is it has two bolsters instead of the leaning post
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Old 19 June 2016, 04:15   #12
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Poly may be able to shed more light, but I believe there's an obligation on the seller to make sure that your outfit is legal if it is to be towed (or they believe it will be towed) on public roads.
There are no topics left to discuss that have never previously been covered on rib.net : Towing without Brakes ?

However I read the OP as suggesting that it was a private sale, so unless the sale was very recent then getting anyone interested in prosecuting might be difficult. If it was a new boat and trailer from a dealer then I'd be back at them pointing out it is not fit for purpose...
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Old 19 June 2016, 14:12   #13
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That's the one, knew I'd read it here but couldn't recall where 👍
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Old 23 June 2016, 04:34   #14
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checked trailer weight this week and went 200 kg so now know trailer is 200 so boat without anything goes 630 kg , looking at keeping weight to min so thinking about uprating to 1000kg axle and hitch (should add about 35kg,s from catalogues I reckon ) leaving me say 850kg all up so +90 litres (kg) of fuel poss , will go for vosa test and replate accordingly ,,,,, Pity I cant buy a 750kg trailer weighing 120 kg , would be so good ,carbon fibre trailers ltd ????
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Old 23 June 2016, 06:09   #15
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I think if I was in your position I'd carefully check the prices of new trailer and all the parts to convert yours it might be just as cost effective to sell the existing trailer and buy a new one ready to go.
Once you factor in the cost of test and the time and effort doing the work and actually attending the test centre it may not be much different.
I've always found used boat trailers sell for good money so it might be the best option
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I think if I was in your position I'd carefully check the prices of new trailer and all the parts to convert yours it might be just as cost effective to sell the existing trailer and buy a new one ready to go.
Once you factor in the cost of test and the time and effort doing the work and actually attending the test centre it may not be much different.
I've always found used boat trailers sell for good money so it might be the best option
+1 for that
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Caveat Emptor I'm afraid however, there is bound to be a decent second hand one out there I to buy and then sell yours.

Mind you how many Boston Whalers ( is that a swear word on here?&#128538 do I seen running round on unbraked trailers and that is not a light boat!!!
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Old 23 June 2016, 18:28   #18
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I think if I was in your position I'd carefully check the prices of new trailer and all the parts to convert yours it might be just as cost effective to sell the existing trailer and buy a new one ready to go.
Once you factor in the cost of test and the time and effort doing the work and actually attending the test centre it may not be much different.
I've always found used boat trailers sell for good money so it might be the best option
T hanks to all with this angle ,and yes ,ive mulled this question a thousand times , and yes its close ,reckon I can get parts and test for 550 , new trailer have to consider indespensions summer special at 1560 as best , so leaves me to need 1K from my 1400 (list) price two year old dunked 12 times extreme ex750 unbraked unit , can it be done mmm I,m thinking not
But even more than that I love my current trailer light ,loads of rollers make it simple single handed load and unload ,my trailer has 24 smooth running rollers and future weight should be sub 250kg ,the inde has 8 rollers and weighs at 300kg ,shuffleing cars and trailers is quite a frequent pastime on my drive so manouvreability is quite important
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What did you do in the end?
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What did you do in the end?
could,nt get the new trailer /sell the old one theory to work for me in the end ,looked for good second hand braked but seem to fetch silly money ,even when they need a new axle ,front hotch and rollers ! ... have now ordered a 1000kg al-ko braked axle and al-ko hitch to the exact same fittings as the current unbraked axle , the new hitch which is 450mm longer than unbraked will allow me to push the towing beam back under the trailer say 400mm onto a new additional cross beam which I have sent away for galvanising ,so this should strengthen the whole thing up , I,m hoping to finish up adding max 50kg,s to the trailer weight leaving 250kg trailer ,630 (empty) boat ,so 120 kg,s for fuel (90litre inboard) and a further 30kg,s for gear , all a bit close but best to keep the weight as close as possible to the axle as too firm suspension will not be good for bumping the engine and transom , on target so far for 500 (so even if I buy a couple of rollers for my new crossbeam ) just the type approval test which I think is 93
Of course if you take my time into account then you,d grab that indespension on offer on ebay (1560) every time ,but for me its all hobby pleasure ,plus I have a close friend in the trailer game who has helped with great discounts on parts
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