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Old 28 December 2010, 16:41   #1
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Folding Launch Trolley.

Hi All,

If anyone has one of these can they be used to tow a honwave on the road for a couple of miles?

Obviously it would need a tow hitch fitting. I guess the issue would be around the wheels?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Old 28 December 2010, 16:45   #2
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My advice Forget it!! that is a launching trolley. wheel would be over sped at road speeds and as they dont have bearings they will most probably melt
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Old 28 December 2010, 16:55   #3
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Also the legal aspect is that it has solid axles and no suspension and the tyre tread and ply will be a no for use on public roads.
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Could you not just strap it (the Honwave) to your roof?
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I've thought about putting it on the roof but 3.8m will hang over the bonnet and I was unsure if it would be safe, I could extend the roof bars I guess?
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Hello Sonicoid

I'd have to add my own note of caution to your idea. The trailer won't be suitable for towing on the road and could possibly be illegal.

I use one of these: http://www.degraafftrailers.co.uk/dinghy-trailers.htm

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I've thought about putting it on the roof but 3.8m will hang over the bonnet and I was unsure if it would be safe, I could extend the roof bars I guess?
If you are only doing 2 miles, I guess you aren't going to be doing 70mph. If you tie the painter to the front towing eye on the car it will stop the bow lifting. I used to strap a Laser dinghy to my roof.......
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If you are only doing 2 miles, I guess you aren't going to be doing 70mph. If you tie the painter to the front towing eye on the car it will stop the bow lifting. I used to strap a Laser dinghy to my roof.......
Yep, we've put Lasers and 3000s on the roof for long distances on the motorway. Along with our 2.6m Cadet. Ratchet strap round and tie the painter to the towing eye on the grille (get it out the boot)

Once, a minibus with 2 Laser 3Ks on the trailer had a puncture either side and only one spare tyre. They simply strapped it to the roof. When they got on the ferry to Ireland they weren't re-imbursed for not having a trailer but were charged extra for being over height
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I've had an SR4 hull without tubes strapped to the roof and it was fine.
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I've thought about putting it on the roof but 3.8m will hang over the bonnet and I was unsure if it would be safe, I could extend the roof bars I guess?
I had my Aerotec a few times on the roof( with extended roof bars). However, if You have any possibilities to keep the boat on a trailer, buy one, its so much easier.
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