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Old 22 June 2013, 12:41   #1
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Compact SIB trailer options for road and beach?

Thinking ahead here if I do find a Y Class SIB I will most likely be back to a trailer (but I hate towing and trailers) - at present our 3.4m Zodiac airfloor at 30kg or whatever is an easy lift onto the Land Rover 110 roof, engine and gear in the back.

A 75KG + Y Class won't be possible to lift up there very easily but would be a doddle to slip on and off of a basic trailer at ground level with the 2 stroke 15 in the back of the Landy.

Rather than a great big long boat trailer is there a really small one that anyone uses or has modified (thinking of the small Halfords types that people take to the dump), maybe with extendable wood supports? Preferably with a really small footprint and very lightweight that might even be possible to manhandle down a gentle beach?

I never use slipways with the Zodiac and would prefer to have the freedom of dropping in at local beaches or rivers.

Any ideas, photos of set-ups etc greatfully received.
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Old 25 June 2013, 09:43   #2
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Anyone? Any SIB pics on trailers or info appreciated - just trying to get some idea of the smallest footprint trailer you can get away with for a 3.6m ish SIB.
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Here's a few pics of my trailer,bought it new and is pretty lightweight small enough to man handle into the water one my own.
It will also come apart quite easily,the draw bar is in 2 pieces.
It's fully adjustable too,in planning to put some rollers on it just to make life that little bit easier.
I've got my Honwave 3.2 on it....

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Thanks Pete, looks good, simple and lightweight.
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Max....the little halfords trailer types don't toe very well and are pigs to reverse..you will be far better with a small boat trailer..ill post some pics of the one I use tmoz
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Max....the little halfords trailer types don't toe very well and are pigs to reverse..you will be far better with a small boat trailer..ill post some pics of the one I use tmoz
Short trailers are always a bugger to reverse...the box ones (unless you find a very very low one) are a bugger to load a sib onto...
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Thanks chaps, thinking of this reminds me when I first came to dislike trailers was with a titchy trailer tent on the back of my LR 90, horrible little thing to reverse. The 4.7m SR on the 110 was a doddle in comparison.
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Here's a few pics of my trailer,bought it new and is pretty lightweight small enough to man handle into the water one my own.
It will also come apart quite easily,the draw bar is in 2 pieces.
It's fully adjustable too,in planning to put some rollers on it just to make life that little bit easier.
I've got my Honwave 3.2 on it....

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Hope you don't mind me asking but where did you get your trailer from.
I have a Zodiac 3.4 M CLR SIB. I've just bought a trailer but it will need a lot of altering and + it weighs a ton. I would be willing to sell the one I have to fund one like yours you in your pics
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The longer the distance between the hitch and the axles, the easier the trailer is to reverse because it won't kick out as quickly. That's why the tiny Halfords trailers are a bugger to reverse because they are so short, and in most big cars you can't see them out the back window!

I have a 3.9m SIB with inflatable keel and the trailer I just picked up is 4.8 metres long from hitch to the end of the bunks. It is fully adjustable and I do need to shorten it a bit as the boat that the previous owner used it for is a fair bit longer than mine.
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hope you don't mind me asking but where did you get your trailer from.
I have a zodiac 3.4 m clr sib. I've just bought a trailer but it will need a lot of altering and + it weighs a ton. I would be willing to sell the one i have to fund one like yours you in your pics
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