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Old 17 January 2007, 18:33   #41
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IThe likes of Jimbo and Tim have no chance unless they go down either the Gym or chippie.
Oi! Who says I'm involved in Tim's latest enterprising venture?!?

(P.S. - I live next to a chippie, and it's starting to show, so careful...!)
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Old 17 January 2007, 19:02   #42
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Its 36mm, but even with a 4 foot bar they only just come off. The likes of Jimbo and Tim have no chance unless they go down either the Gym or chippie. Rogue Wave has the physique you need for this job

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Mine's only 32mm and my bar's only about 2', but who cares about size

"A small nail isn't a problem, as long as you've got a big hammer to hit it in with"
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Old 18 January 2007, 13:42   #43
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Tim have you come to any conclusions yet??
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Old 19 January 2007, 14:07   #44
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Well I had a thought the other day which pretty made up my decision for me. I'm going to get a heavy duty twin axle jobbie so I can use it for anything else I might happen to buy. Just got to find the right one now!
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Old 09 February 2007, 11:04   #45
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Twin axle trailers go backwards extremely wel remember: they go where you put them, and don't "snap" round unexpectedly!

The height of the hitch, load balancing on the boat, and load per axle all have a bearing on stability when towing, but overall, a propoer 4 wheel close coupled trailer will always out perform a single unit. On soft sand/shinle, remember that the load per tyre is halved.

Manual handling is not a problem if you know the knack: just make sure you specify a heavy duty jockey wheel. I wind it up so that the front axle is off the ground, then it turns like a single axle unit!

I was able, single handedly, to turn a 6m Zodiac with a 135 optimax through 180 degrees on my own.

Having towed horses for many years, I can also tell you that if a tyre blows on a twin axle trailer, you can usually reciver the situation relatively easily. A single unit (which is illegal for livestock anyway) would be a brown undies job!
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Old 09 February 2007, 16:51   #46
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Hi we have just got a dixon bate roller jobbie and its very heavy duty, twin axle. Went for disc brakes and v happy I did as I can get at everything and also have ordered 2 additional jockey wheels from a chap on ebay for £35 each they go horizontal when underway and I plan to have them at the front then in the event we have to do a stupid turn the front wheels of the trailer will be off/just on the ground.(assuming we wind all 3 down).

Will be putting decent pressure into the tyres and hopefully that will be enough.
Re turning I use a discovery and have now got 2 front tow hitches ie left and right as well as the rear one. I find this is an easy way of getting excellent turns on a twin rig.
had a chap at trident trailers make up the second front one and it cost £90.00 made and fitted.
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Old 28 March 2008, 12:56   #47
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I did have a sigle axle De Graaf on order but ended up paying the little extra to go twin. While I carry spare hubs and was changing them out every year in addition to physically checking them before long journeys I suppose experience of club boats losing wheels has coloured my judgement!
I haven't ever had a problems with bearings but I did have a wheel rim crack on a two year old trailer before. Took me several goes looking for the clicking noise of the crack on the perimeter of the rim before the paint cracked and it was visible. By this time half the circumference was cracked and the wheel was not far from falling off on a corner.
I think four wheels sounds safer for some of the long tows planned later this year despite the maintenance load............
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Old 28 March 2008, 15:50   #48
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Its 36mm, but even with a 4 foot bar they only just come off. The likes of Jimbo and Tim have no chance unless they go down either the Gym or chippie. Rogue Wave has the physique you need for this job

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i think i've got the big nuts version and i have had them off numerious times, is no big deal, i use a two foot long breaker bar and they come off easily. if you only had a regular socket set with a regular socket handle i think you would struggle. dont use a ratchet handle as the force could/would damage it

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I picked up my, admittedly over specced, twin axle trailer yesterday from De Graaf and today picked up the new hull. Just towed around 600miles (400 with boat on) and am very pleased how she rides. Very smooth and stable with better directional stability when reversing
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Its 36mm, but even with a 4 foot bar they only just come off. The likes of Jimbo and Tim have no chance unless they go down either the Gym or chippie. Rogue Wave has the physique you need for this job

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How tight exactly should the hub nut be?
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