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Old 17 February 2010, 08:53   #11
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How abotu a water system so you can run the engines before you launch and flush after you've retrieved?
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Old 17 February 2010, 08:54   #12
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Old 17 February 2010, 08:57   #13
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Fair comment, my boat is a somewhat more compact setup than yours, and I also have some rather interesting approach grade geometry issues to add to the chaos Mental note for next time- don't buy a house on a steep hill.......
Sorry, wasnít meaning to be funny in any way.

I can thoroughly understand your comments regarding the slope.
My drive is very steep downwards, and obviously the garage floor is level, so when the front wheels of the car start going in the garage the angle means the useable headroom under the garage door is reduced drastically, especially as the raised door sticks out a little way above the drive too.

Luckily I can still just get my Shogun in the garage to work on it, which would be an issue on the slope.
On the odd occasion I have the RIB at home, itís on the slope and I have to chock(spelling?) all four wheels really well.
If I need to jack the trailer up, I hitch it up to the car to stop it rolling backwards off the jack, but because of this(It blocks my neighbours drive) I tend to only jack the trailer up round at the yard where I normally keep it, as itís flat there.

Oh for an acre of land around the house and a Barn with a huge door in the front.

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Old 17 February 2010, 08:59   #14
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How abotu a water system so you can run the engines before you launch and flush after you've retrieved?
Know what John, I've though about adding a water tank set-up to my trailer a few times, but never done it on account of the extra weight that could only be added over the axles otherwise it would upset the balance depending on if it was full or empty. Plus the extra weight of course.

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Old 17 February 2010, 10:43   #15
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Sorry, wasnít meaning to be funny in any way.

I can thoroughly understand your comments regarding the slope.
My drive is very steep downwards, and obviously the garage floor is level, so when the front wheels of the car start going in the garage the angle means the useable headroom under the garage door is reduced drastically, especially as the raised door sticks out a little way above the drive too.
No worries, I just guessed that as you have a 6+m boat, the chances of getting it through a standard garage door were negligible!

I have the same problem, but to add to the fun they decided to slope the garage floor towards the door so that any water that gets in runs out..... There are some very close clearances when extracting that boat.......

The one thing that would be handy tho' is a set of brakes that can be partially applied in reverse - would mean I could reverse approx onto the path & let gravity do the hard work, but not take over.
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Cookee's truck with hiab?
Yep, OK for me too!

One thing I'd like to add to that is a remote control so I can launch and recover without returning to the truck to lock things away.

A true, launch and go system
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Old 17 February 2010, 11:56   #17
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The Hiab truck is only ideal when you can launch off the side of the slip, or off a wall, but admittedly it is a great solution.

I suppose you could have a non-road legal, unbraked trailer on the back with plain bearings but that sort of defeats the object.

Some may say the best solution is Drystack and get rid of the trailer, but I really wouldn't want to limit my cruising area that much.

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you could alter a car transporter, have the roll on roll off bit the shape of a trailer, nasher, oh for an acre of land and a large barn, that would be nice my two acres takes some looking after
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Know what John, I've though about adding a water tank set-up to my trailer a few times, but never done it on account of the extra weight that could only be added over the axles otherwise it would upset the balance depending on if it was full or empty. Plus the extra weight of course.

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For the amount of water needed to flush wouldn't make it worth while would it. Shame.
Anyone any idea how much water the RNLI trailers carry?

Love the Hiab idea, would be perfect for lowering over dock walls. But I don't think you could do it single handed.
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Love the Hiab idea, would be perfect for lowering over dock walls. But I don't think you could do it single handed.
The problem with lowering in from a dock that is that cranes don't lift very well below the level the vehicle is on. If the crane is capable of it, it's easy. (I do have an ALLMI hiab licence though).
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