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Old 10 November 2013, 15:52   #1
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Trailer reccomendations

Hi all

I currently have a 3.4m rib where ate engine and rib weighs in at roughly 140kg.

I need a trolly to sit it on where I can drag it 50m to the local slip to launch or du k it I. The sea where I can launch it at low tide.

The road trailer it is on weighs 125kg and it has been a struggle to recover today.

I could do with a trailer really a third of the road trailer if anyone can recommend a rib trolly.

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Old 10 November 2013, 16:59   #2
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I have one of these for my 3.4 rib, doesn't weigh alot
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Old 10 November 2013, 18:01   #3
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Thanks for the reply. It looks to good for what I really need it for. I just need something that has those plastic wheels That I can submerge and don't have to worry about any maintenance.
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Old 10 November 2013, 19:43   #4
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Change the bearings for bronze bushes? Or maybe use a sailing dinghy trolley?
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Old 11 November 2013, 03:50   #5
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Check out the dinghy chandlers - e.g. Trident

But bear in mind most dinghies weigh < 100kg and the weight is usually in the middle not handing off the back...
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Old 11 November 2013, 04:49   #6
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Would a set of launching wheels be of any use, I have a set up the loft that will be going on Ebay at some time,

Zodiac Marine - Accessories - Launching wheels
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Old 11 November 2013, 06:01   #7
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Would a set of launching wheels be of any use, I have a set up the loft that will be going on Ebay at some time, Zodiac Marine - Accessories - Launching wheels
I have roughly the same sib set up for tender and I have the same problem so I got myself a lair of wheels. Problem solved!!

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Old 11 November 2013, 06:53   #8
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Hi, I use a folding launching trolley to drag my 3.5m sib plus engine up and down the beach and through the dunes.
I modified mine with the addition of a couple of home made bunks to support a sib. Not particularly cheap but pleased with the set up and ease of use it provides.
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Hi Chipkoo, I'd be interested to know a bit more about the home made bunks you added to the launching trolley. I'm just considering getting one for my 3.8m SIB, so just doing a bit of research before I spend the money :-).

Are you able to upload any photos?

Have you added the hitch for the car (I know it can only be used at low speeds and off road)?

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Hi,
The bunks are simply 38 x 69 x 2400 long sw timber studs, wood stained and covered with foam pipe insulation - lashed up quickly and has stood up well to two seasons use so far, but carpet lined would be harder wearing.
Have since fitted a tow hitch for non road low speed towing or manual pulling using a dolly.
For a 3.8m boat I would recommend going for the larger trolley.
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