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Old 23 June 2014, 13:11   #21
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My next question is with regard to swing beam or keel roller. I've currently got keel rollers and bunks, which have trashed the hull so will be going rollers. Swing beams however typically don't have keel rollers and I'n concerned regarding damaging my keel on launch and recovery, on the cross members, as my local slip is rather steep. Has anybody had this problem or am I being paranoid?

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I don't think you being paranoid, a new trailer is a substantial outlay so it's good to be sure before you splash the cash.

not sure the slip being steep or not has too much effect, I've recovered our Revenger off a sandy beach onto our roller trailer, takes a bit of winching mind but as long as you got the rollers set at the correct width the keel won't touch the swing beam, just take your time setting it up and it will be fine
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Old 23 June 2014, 13:40   #22
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My next question is with regard to swing beam or keel roller. I've currently got keel rollers and bunks, which have trashed the hull Phil M

Trashed? what happenned

[/QUOTE] Swing beams however typically don't have keel rollers and I'n concerned regarding damaging my keel on launch and recovery, on the cross members, as my local slip is rather steep. Has anybody had this problem or am I being paranoid?[/QUOTE]

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Good ones do and its an easy mod if your manufacturer doesn't do it as standard

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Old 23 June 2014, 16:46   #23
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General scuffing and abrasion over the last 15 years have taken their toll. Thankfully its nothing that cannot be fixed with a little gel coat filler and a good sand and polish. The main issues have been some minor scrapes in the insides of the reverse chines. The Pro hull I have has what can only be considered an extreme reverse chine/cathedral hull and they can catch the bunks.

The hull as it currently lies (I'm going a bit of work!)


The damage caused by the bunks. To be fair, the rubber rollers haven't been kind either.


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Move some of the rollers in towards the keel.

I went from bunks to Swing beam - Probably had more damage from the bunks as they poke out and don't move with the hull.

The swing beam is also a million times easier to get the boat on & off. I used to need three people and normally properly dunk the trailer to get the two apart. I can now launch & recover single handed and I think I've unhitched maybe twice to do so in the last 4 years.
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