Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 27 November 2008, 03:13   #1
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Transporting a trailer - boat

Has anyone ever deliberately moved a trailer by leaving it attached to a boat?

I know Mythbusters did this, to see if it is plausible for someone to do it by mistake.

But we have some customers that are planning on moving a trailer off the island this way, it would be slung under a large (>5m) inflatable and towed using a RIB.

Edit: Personally I would rather hire a landing craft!
__________________

__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 November 2008, 04:18   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Jersey
Boat name: t/t
Make: Honda
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 255
No Chance

The drag will be huge so they will probably by lucky to achieve 3-4 knots!! They would be far better stripping trailer down a bit and putting it onboard or just get it freighted!!
__________________

__________________
karlT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 November 2008, 08:32   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,263
I have done this with trailer for a 4m Searider. Had to get it from Portsmouth to Cowes. We strapped it to top of my Rigiflex and towed it behind Evolution at about 20 knots. Worked fine. My biggest advice is put bits of carpet or something under where the trailer touches the boat; I didn't and it made a few scratches.
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 November 2008, 05:04   #4
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Moving a trailer by boat, slung under it.

Well, the sale has gone through and they are now rigging the trailer for the voyage across some of the fastest tidal currents in the world.

I will post photos as the sage unfolds on our web site here:

www.alderneymarine.com/subtrailer/
__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 November 2008, 05:05   #5
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
This is probably the best photo so far, soon they are going to float test to see if it needs ballast!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PICT1966.JPG
Views:	204
Size:	194.5 KB
ID:	39057  
__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 November 2008, 05:43   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
Why oh why dont they put the thing on top of the boat ! You coudl defalte the boat & then re-inflate it so you didnt have to lift the trailer. I am sure that boats have been designed for some time to have things in/ on them and not under! Good luck - I cant wait to hear what happens.

I wonder if they drop the trailer somewhere if any insurer would pay out - I can imagine the conversation - 'it was where ?'
__________________
PeterM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 November 2008, 06:04   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,263
That's a big trailer! How far has it got to go?
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 November 2008, 06:53   #8
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim M View Post
That's a big trailer! How far has it got to go?
It is a 7m trailer and now afloat!

They have 10 miles to do, 6 of which is straight across the Alderney Race.

The nose is a bit heavy, but otherwise it looks interesting!

__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 November 2008, 07:48   #9
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,147
Good luck to em.

I hope its not being considered a 'new' trailer when it gets the other end.

Nasher.
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 November 2008, 07:50   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Jersey
Boat name: t/t
Make: Honda
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 255
Moral Responsibility

Malthouse,

As a "professional" working in the marine industry you surely have a moral responsibilty to suggest to these folk that they are ******* stupid to proceed with such a dumb ass stunt.

If you do not wish to approach them, I am sure a short call to your harbour master to suggest he takes an interest will soon put a stop to anyone endangering their lives with such a reckless stunt.

I am certain there are a few large fishing boats that can be hired for a day to transport trailer at reasonable cost.

Regards
Karl T
__________________

__________________
karlT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.