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Old 15 September 2014, 16:23   #1
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At the Southampton Boat Show yesterday these trailers caught my eye. Manufactured in the Netherlands they are completely stainless steel apart from glavanised axles, and come with submersible LED lighting as standard. They have a two year warranty.

Their flagship range is completely customisable and uses multiple rollers and rubber wheels to spread the load. The design is apparently self-centring making loading very easy.
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Old 15 September 2014, 16:30   #2
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They also have a more conventionally designed range at a more competitive price. It's still stainless steel with submersible LED lights, and they reckon the price is withing a couple of hundred pounds of a comparable galvanised trailer.

Unbraked trailers have oil filled hubs which are claimed to be totally maintenance free. They also have disk brakes as an option which have the same oil filled hubs. I didn't go into the details but I'm sure they'd be happy to talk to anyone who is interested.

The UK dealer is South London Trailer Centre South London Trailer Centre
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I looked at these at the show, but couldn't see the point, as the main failure point was still conventional galv. I've never had a trailer fail structurally, it's always brakes, bearings & suspension units that cause the problems. They did look rather Gucci though
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The running gear is going to stand up to use in the sea, so they will get interest.

I know of one trailer supplier currently in the process of getting it on as main distribution agents. Th went to look at them in a holland and apparently they have one in a huge tank which had been submerged in water for a few years looks as new!

Expensive but might be a case of you get what you pay for let's wait and see


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I'd like to see one in action with a heavy boat to see how much deflection there is on those foam filled tyres.
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They just look like the wheels on a wheel barrow from B+Q to me ...
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My concern was how high boats sit on the trailer.

Apparently the chap who designed them fell into it by mistake really, he owned a small yard and was tired of launching/recovering rotten trailers with faulty brakes so thought "is there not a sea going trailer out there that actually can handle the sea ?" Nope, then he started designing one.





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I saw these. Very impressed. The price for my 6.4m rib worked out 250 cheaper than a SBS trailer! They have an all stainless axle too but wont sell it as its not been type approved yet.
They were selling their LED waterproof lights off at 5 for a pair on the last day. I bought 3x sets. Lol!
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Unbraked trailers have oil filled hubs which are claimed to be totally maintenance free.
I've got oil bath hubs on my trailer which is now something like 8 years old and never had a bearing change... I'm probably going to change the oil this year. They are reasonably common across the atlantic - especially on smaller trailers.

Have they found a solution for disk brakes which meets UK (EU?) rules on reversing?
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