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Old 27 June 2016, 05:36   #61
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Ha ha... that's neat!
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Old 27 June 2016, 05:57   #62
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Probably shouldn't state this but I tow mine on launching wheels down the road to the slip way and back again - I can walk it down but the hill is too steep to drag back. I just rope it round the tow bar.
To continue the lazy theme I also leave them down in use as it is just a tender - but have mastered approaching beach at speed to drive it in to very shallow water no wet feet- mini sealegs😜
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Old 27 June 2016, 06:31   #63
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>>>I also leave them down in use as it is just a tender

Ha ha... I've seen a RIB ride outfit do that in Scotland with their tender.


>>> I tow mine on launching wheels down the road to the slip way and back again - I can walk it down but the hill is too steep to drag back. I just rope it round the tow bar.


We will be faced with two weeks on holiday needing to do a similar trundle. I'm modding a bow dolly at the moment but the sneaky 100m "tow" up a very quiet hill road does have appeal!
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Old 27 June 2016, 13:31   #64
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Hi Fenlander, how do you convert Rooteq to a front trolley for Aerotec
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Old 27 June 2016, 14:51   #65
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Hi Firstrib... hope you are getting nearer being out again.

I'm making this up on the fly but how about taking a length of rope tied quite tight from the end of the bit that holds the skeg up to the section where the outboard clamps go. Before tying it form a loop about 1/3 to 1/2 way up the rope and then attach the bow handle to this loop with a shackle.

Get the loop in the right place so pushing down on the handle will lift the bow off the floor to trolley along?? Or perhaps put the loop high enough so you lift the bow handle to it then attach with the shackle??

Actually you could have two bits of rope... one from each side of the trolley foot to each side of the transom bracket then with a loop/shackle on each to the bow handle for a more secure job.
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>>>I also leave them down in use as it is just a tender

Ha ha... I've seen a RIB ride outfit do that in Scotland with their tender.


>>> I tow mine on launching wheels down the road to the slip way and back again - I can walk it down but the hill is too steep to drag back. I just rope it round the tow bar.


We will be faced with two weeks on holiday needing to do a similar trundle. I'm modding a bow dolly at the moment but the sneaky 100m "tow" up a very quiet hill road does have appeal!

Took the turn too quickly once watched it tip on to side bounce back up again - made me laugh
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Old 13 July 2016, 05:24   #67
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The other day someone asked how I was getting on with modding my bow dolly as started in posts #51,57,58,59. That was back in mid May and other jobs had pushed it to the back of the shed but with it needed for hols in 3wks I'm going to finish it now.

So today I roughed out construction of my version of Chipko's idea in post #45. The only change I've made really is I decided to make a tongue at the front of the pad that would slip through the bow handle... so the weight will be supported by the pad but the pull distributed between bow handle and straps or ropes going back to the D-rings.

Pics below are as far as I've got this morning.

Also I've fitted the solid wheels that were briefly on my transom wheels to the dolly. They give a tiny bit more height which helps my design but mainly their width at the axle bore (not the overall width of the trolley, the width of the wheel itself at the axle bore) is almost half that of the original wheels so I've been able to cut down the axle width even more as it was quite excessive for this purpose. Just helps with storage in the shed and fitting in the car on a sibbing day out.
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Bolted the pad together to trial fit and it's looking OK.

I set in a cut down large coach bolt head at the top of the recess as a bearing for the tow ball to bear on... it will make for a more natural movement on undulating ground as the tow ball can ride on the curve of the head... and it'll save wear on the wood too.

Just got to tidy the bolt ends, carpet the top and sort the straps to the D-rings and it's done. In fact I'm not convinced it will need attachements to the D-rings with the way it engages with the towing/lift handle.
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Does your towball stick that far out behind the car?
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Old 13 July 2016, 12:17   #70
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Ha ha no towbar fitted... or I probably would do a crafty tie to the bow handle and let the car do the work... as it is this trolley is really just for that first pull up the Carsaig turn to get the SIB to its overnight storage.
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