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Old 13 November 2004, 18:04   #11
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I have no roller trailers for any of my boats ... my commercial theory is that they should never really be on them anyway, but to say a 4m is a pain to get on a trailer with bunks, is tragic -- do you have to put your handbag down to recover it??

otherwise, rollers are easier, but the difference in the price is down to how, and where you launch it most often, and how much is in your pocket --
c'mon i recover my 9.5m on bunks..............

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Old 13 November 2004, 18:09   #12
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Old 13 November 2004, 18:13   #13
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For my 4M I have a Hallmark 'Merit' trailer with bunks, the bunks work fine for me and the boat is very easy to get off although it is a light boat. My trailer came with very small wheels on it which are useful because you don't have to push the trailer out too deep before the skids get wet. I would have put some decent sized wheels on it but I only tow it half a mile down the road. Infact with mine I don't even need to get the skids wet I can just lift the bow up and push it off. Plus if I had a shiny new roller coaster I would be worried about leaving it anywhere whereas my trailer is delibrately scruffy.
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Old 13 November 2004, 18:18   #14
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All that porridge you lot eat

True, but 'oat so simple' is quicker in the microwave --- gives us time to make high tide ..........
with extra honey as well ........

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Old 13 November 2004, 18:22   #15
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Old 14 November 2004, 03:15   #16
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we have a few trailers and my Favoutite is a combination of bunks and rollers.

I'll just get these splinters out of my Arse an carry on! It has mostly bunks but two sets of rollers in a V formation to assiste the recovery. If you want to make the bunks a bit more slidy put sheet teflon on em
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Old 14 November 2004, 05:39   #17
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So, Seafari, you recover your boats onto bunks without getting your hubs/brakes in the oggin?.. I am impressed...
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Old 14 November 2004, 06:19   #18
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So, Seafari, you recover your boats onto bunks without getting your hubs/brakes in the oggin?.. I am impressed
Of course............. we have a heli recovery system up here, surprised you have not got it down south??

No the whole thing goes in the water, in a bubble of grease.
works fine though and as long as all is well washed down and all that, no probs apart from the usual wear and tear...

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Old 14 November 2004, 06:24   #19
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So, Seafari, you recover your boats onto bunks without getting your hubs/brakes in the oggin?.. I am impressed...
Can this be done with a roller trailer then Jono? You put the trailer into the water so the hubs are just above the water line and you can still get the boat on and off? sounds good.

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Old 15 November 2004, 05:48   #20
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I found a bunked trailer straightforward to use - but very slipway dependent, as you need to go quite deep to float the boat off - I often had to resort to a towrope to be able to get the trailer deep enough - unless on a lovely slip like yarmouth (and even there I managed to drop a wheel over the 'toe' at low water!)

Having said all this the trailer was a budget indespension with leaf springs and quite high - also it had cheap 'high friction' carpet on the bunks which didn't make recovery a dream either...
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