Originally Posted by Redwolf
I've got a 12' air deck SIB with inflatable V (58kg) at the moment which I use with a 15hp 4s Tohatsu (52kg) when camping for a bit of fun and fishing with the kids. I've already got the launching wheels fitted which are ideal when my mate comes with us at the launch as the tent is a fair way from the beach and difficult to lift/pull over the stony ground.
I'm looking for something that I can use to pull the boat with the car (not a road trailer per say as it will only be used from our tent to the beach/slipway on the site. I had originally thought of using something on the towball to hook onto the bow ring and pull it using the launching wheels I already have but I've since looked at a few trailers.
I'd appreciate your advice on whether any of these are suitable (bearing in mind that they will only be used over a short distance)
Pic 1 - Extreme EXT400
Pic 2 - SBS Dinghy trailer
Pic 3 - Trailex Launching trolley
Pic 4 - Indespension Dinghy trolley
I understand that the EXT400 would give me the best support on the tubes, but its a full road trailer and I couldn't pull it along with my caping trailer unless I could dismantle it. The 3rd pic looks the part (I think) but EXTREMELY expensive. And the 4th pic would be ideal as it is easily dismantled and could be strapped to the top of my trailer if I could get a section of drawbar and bolt it to the frame to fit a hitch coupling...but would it support the boat and engine enough?
Any help/advice appreciated.
Last time i took my 2.7 sib out i used a trailor like the one in pic number 4,by christ was it heavy to push or pull the boat along.with enginge OFF,i got no chance with my 4m and alloy floor one,or is there a knack,,,,,like getting ARNOLD SWARZNAGGER,LOL