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Old 19 February 2008, 14:06   #11
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp
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This is a really useful website for info on towing etc and explains the nose weight requirements amongst other things.

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Old 21 February 2008, 03:33   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Hayling Island
Make: Ribtec 585
Length: 5m +
Engine: YAM F100 outboard
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Originally Posted by adams1x View Post
I will also take blame for saying about moving the wheels forward, he did actually tell me to move them back!
Good thing too!!! I defo said move the axle back you plank!

For your info my van ‘trailer nose weight’ for my van is 70kgs…

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Old 21 February 2008, 06:34   #13
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Boat name: Wave Glider
Make: Cobra 7.55
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzuki 250
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I did admit to my mistake!! It was late at night and my brain was not funtioning when I posted this!! Hope all is going well, you getting your beast in the water soon?
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Old 21 February 2008, 10:41   #14
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
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Originally Posted by adams1x View Post
Hi... I was looking for some advice on trailer set up. I have recently changed my rib and the front end of the trailer is very light, lift up with a couple of fingers! Ideal for lifting onto a tow hitch but is there a negative to having it like this. My friend has suggested moving the wheels on the trailer forward to give a better balance.....what are the thoughts here, how is the perfect setup.....

Thanks :-)
Backwards. If the hitch is light, move the wheels back. Ideally, the tongue weight should be 5 to 10% of the total boat/trailer weight; too light and you may get trailer sway; too heavy and you'll be lifting the tow vehicles front wheels.


Sorry; posted after reading only the original post.

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