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Old 16 February 2010, 16:42   #1
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Ultimate trailer.

Taking the Bunks Vs Rollers thread, and all the other trailer related discussions over the years into consideration, here’s my spec for my ultimate trailer.
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Nato hitch
Two speed reversible Electric winch with manual handle
Twin axles for anything over 6M Boat
Big, wide, jockey wheel
Disc brakes (with auto reverse of course)
Fixed waterproof light clusters
Built in tracking system
Tie down points
14inch diameter wheels with 8-ply tyres
Twin spare wheels
Built in spares/toolbox with bearing change kit.
Built in jacking system
Guide-on posts
Bearing buddies on the outside of the bearings
Stainless steel sleeves for the seals to seal to on the inside
Stainless brake cable and Bowdens
Replaceable stub axles, not welded in ones.
Stainless steel fixtures and fittings
Sliding launching trolley as Bedajims design
Rollers on the launching trolley
Bunks on Hydraulic rams that raise up to support the hull once the launching trolley is in position on the main trailer.


Mmmmm..........

Trouble is all of the above would weigh so much there wouldn’t be much of a big 4x4s 3500kg towing limit left for the boat itself.

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Old 16 February 2010, 16:53   #2
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How about galvanised wheel rims?
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Old 16 February 2010, 17:22   #3
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How about galvanised wheel rims?
How about keeping the wheels etc dry
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yea - buy a sealegs RIB !, then you don't need all the kit listed above and might even be cheaper!
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Old 16 February 2010, 19:29   #5
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On your trolley?
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Old 17 February 2010, 02:45   #6
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Ultimate trailer?

Cookee's truck with hiab?
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Old 17 February 2010, 03:45   #7
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Bedajims trolley design

What is Bedajims trolley design, be interested in that?
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Old 17 February 2010, 06:15   #8
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14inch diameter wheels with 8-ply tyres
Which are fine until you start removing toys from your A-frame on the top of the garage door!

I got 10" on mine (spec'ed down from the standard 13") - means I have oodles of door clearance, and also can launch at 19/20 places without unhitching, as the whole setup is lower in the water.

(Passed Bedajim's Combi on the A9 last summer - awesome bit of kit, as is the boat!)
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Old 17 February 2010, 07:46   #9
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I'd need to reduce the radius of my wheels by about 5 feet to get my A-Frame under the Garage door.

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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.......

But definetly second all your comments, possibly bar the nato hitch (but that's just coz I don't have a landy with one on the back )
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