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Old 13 July 2014, 04:48   #1
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Boat on a trailer RNLI

Just got back from RNLI and saw this while there. Any thoughts?
I am in the process of rebuilding my goods trailer in to a trailer for my Honwave and was worried how I could provide extra support for the motor/transom. If I can support the motor as in the photo and launching bow first, at first thought, seems a good idea.
Any comments gratefully accepted, it would be a disaster to build it and find it had been tried before and not worked.
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Old 13 July 2014, 05:22   #2
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Interesting concept Honwave.

I have no idea about how well it works but at first glance..I would be worried with too much weight up front on the trailer..with the engine so far from the trailer wheels to help "balance" the load.

I doubt I could lift the front of the trailer if I put my SIB and 25 mariner on like that.

Wonder how they do it ?
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Old 13 July 2014, 05:36   #3
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Good point, I suppose the nose weight/towbar weight allowed for the towing car would have to be limiting factor.
It is not shown in this photo but I thought the draw bar is very long but on a 4 wheeled trailer it can be.
Looking forward to more comments,
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They do this so the can drive out into surf IIRC. No-one would choose to launch in those conditions if they didn't need to...

Have you seen them recover? Engine first means you are gonna be getting wet?
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This is either a boarding boat or a flood rescue boat not an active serving lifeboat so wouldn't normally be launched in surf.
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Old 13 July 2014, 16:06   #6
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Agree its not a coastal class lifeboat, and the trailer looks like road legal spec.
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Pretty sure its a boarding boat...

If the waves are pounding in to the slip how dya get the boat launched if you aren't launching into surf to get to the AWLB?
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Presume in some places they either need to drive along a stretch of public road or like the option to be able to...
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Where was the pic taken?
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Looking at my photos of rnli boarding sibs those that I could see the the numbers on say BB then a number not B then a number.
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