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Old 30 March 2004, 06:36   #11
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Instead of moving the boats position on the trailer, try moving the axle back a few inches on the trailer frame.

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Mathematics says there is a point where at a certain speed the hull of the boat will take on aerodymanic properties and fly, so if you can reach this speed then the boat would technically be planning behind you thus no wheels on the ground to cause a wobble problem comes though when you come in for your landing or overtake police cars on the M3

Try explaining the physics of this one to the judge


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Chine walking along the M3?
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In view of he above......

comments, both my own and those after me, I decided to investigate this query in more detail.

The RAC offer decent advice as do a number of Caravan towing associations. In brief, they advise the driver should "Slow" as slowly as possible until the snaking effect disappears. However,"Do not Brake".

My advice was given many years ago whilst atending the "Fleet Show" at Silverstone, where in fact we were given a practical demonstration of a Volvo towing a caravan.

"butter and salt used to be bad for you" - Advice changes. I hope nobody crashed because mine was crap !

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MMMM

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Chine walking along the M3?
yep thought about this problem also, and worked out that this could be cunningly overcome with a mark 1 Capri spoiler bolted to the A frame.

Hey fastest my boat will ever go

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Re: In view of he above......

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demonstration of a Volvo towing a caravan...
Just don't get me started...
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i also strongly suspect (though no data confirming this is available as this time) that a med style rib table might act almost as well as a mark 1 Capri spoiler if a mark 1 Capri spoiler is unatainable

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If you accelerate it may (or may not) cure the sway, but you've still got to get back through the swaying speed when you decelerate.


This will work (tested!) but only on a very high power motorcycle whilst experiencing a 'tankslapper' - a similar effect, & not a family saloon towing something nearly the same weight behind it - you just CANNOT accelerate fast enough.

Easing off, & not touching the brakes is best. This will allow the trailer to ease back into line behind you - dropping 10-20 mph is usually enough to cure this.

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Now there's a thought.......towing a 6 metre boat behind a motor bike

Would make it a trike


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..Mmmm.. interesting concept Suzuki.. next time I experience a "tank slapper", I'll test your theory.. that's if I haven't been spit off high side as usual...normally I just clench my buttocks and pray....
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