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Old 22 July 2010, 01:42   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucestershire
Boat name: Osprey
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-tec 300 G2
Join Date: Dec 2006
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If your Rib is hanging a foot off the back of the rear of the trailer then I would start by moving the boat forward as this is much easier than moving the axles.

Don't forget if your trailer is braked you will need to readjust your brakes after you move the axle.

If you can get the nose weight you need by moving the Rib Forward then great if not then you will need to look at the axles as wel.


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Old 11 August 2010, 14:56   #12
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Barmouth
Boat name: Blue Marlin
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yanmar 315/Bravo 2X
MMSI: 235020218
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Posts: 826
As I understand it, the lighter the nose weight is, the more likely it is to set off on a wobble when your towing it. The limit on the tow ball is just that - so for easy towing, the nearer you get to it, the more stable it is. Just don't exceed the maximum.

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