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Old 02 January 2014, 10:14   #11
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There is a company making proper folding inflatable boat trailers that I really liked the look of, that was until they gave me a quote for one

http://http://www.leisure-trailer.co.uk/

Any one fancy a guess at how much ?
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I had a quote from them in November, I think they have changed the design. Its all Stainless steel and cost 975

Not bad when you consider the cost of stainless.
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Old 02 January 2014, 15:12   #12
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I had a quote from them in November, I think they have changed the design. Its all Stainless steel and cost 975

Not bad when you consider the cost of stainless.
Fair enough, if its stainless it makes the price seem better value. But, why make it out of stainless ? Even the best stainless will eventually rust in the marine environment. I bought a stainless anchor once (dont ask, just bought a new boat at boat show, few pints on Guinness stand to celebrate and saw shiny anchor on way out ) it rusted within weeks.

I would have thought aluminum would be a better choice for a portable folding trailer, stainless gives very few advantages over galvanised steel IMHO (apart from the shiny looks of course )
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Aluminium can be too light to the point where the air in the tyres makes the trailer float.
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Aluminium can be too light to the point where the air in the tyres makes the trailer float.
Nothing wrong with floating trailers our two kids sail toppers one kids trailer floats the other sinks,the boat with the floating trailer is far easier to launch & recover than the one that sinks
You can buy a lot of folding trailers & wear them out before you're up to 975 & after youd spent that much would you want to leave in on a beach?
Id buy a cheepy & replace it when it's worn out or rotten away
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