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Old 16 January 2005, 14:43   #11
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oooo, thats looks good, congrats! I would be interested to hear how you will go about the a-frame project.

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Old 16 January 2005, 14:59   #12
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Looks really good mate, I have seen a couple of homemade trailers and some of them I wouldn't even rest a cup of tea on let alone my precious RIB! That looks a genuinly professional job. You did'nt hear this from me but I would try and get some Hallmark/ Indespension graphics to stick on there and then it will be worth more if you ever sell it!
Have you been out in the boat yet?

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Old 16 January 2005, 15:15   #13
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Launch date is 5th Feb , Like the idea of the stickers
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Good luck with it post some pics, I reckon your boat will go like a train with a 115. Oh a don't forget to lock up your shiny new trailer, when your out, that is always the disadvantage of new trailers.


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Old 16 January 2005, 17:21   #15
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For galvanising services in the south east try this http://www.medgalv.co.uk/
A cracking service. They collect from you using a hiab lorry, galvanise it and deliver it back to you. You then pay by the kilo.

I had a combi trailer dipped a few years ago now and it cost me about 70 inc vat. Mate recently did his trailer for under a hundred quid.

I am shortly to start building a trailer for my Avon SR5.45 to replace a crappy home made one. Will keep you updated. Plans should be complete shortly. Will try and post them.
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A nice bit of work.

I've built a trailer for a laser dinghy but it was a pain in the arse.

It seems key that the draw bar is exactly 90 degrees to the axle, otherwise it is a b*tch to tow.

Galvenising sounds the way to go!

Serious nice work though.

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A frame now

Thanks guys for all your cmments , I must admit it was a lot of hard graft a full day just to make the basic frame work
Any way Ive had a go at the A frame , Ive copid it of some pics of Dave Mallett`s rib (wavelenght Training). Ive managed to get all the wires throgh the tubing , It`tuff stuff to drill .
Can any one tell me if the radar reflecter in that position, will it interfear with radio
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Old 20 January 2005, 15:30   #18
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Graham,

Looks good, how did you bend the tubing? I need some stainless stuff for my rib i'm fitting out but only want simple bend ss pipe with holes in so was thinking of doing it myself.

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Hi Tim
I used a hydralic pipe bender , then I used some wet/dry to clean it up, tried 1inch pipe first but it was to thin & kept splitting ,
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