Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 01 February 2012, 14:58   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: chesterfield
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 30
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 160
Max
At present i cant really look at other options unless i sell my quicksilver.
But i have no idea what its worth really.
Ive made my mind up though to finish the launch trailer this weekend and see how i go before i make any decisions im going to regret as i am really attached to the quicksilver.
Pete
__________________

__________________
secondopsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 February 2012, 14:41   #12
Member
 
bingosucks's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Nuneaton
Boat name: gnasher
Make: sr5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: hidea 5 yam 90
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 547
it`s only worth what someone is willing to pay for it !, it may be priceless to you but peanuts to someone else..i watched one on ebay and it went for 550 it looked pretty mint to... don`t forget the engine counter balances the boat with rib wheels. if you look at my album you`ll see how tidy launch wheels are with a good size wheel too ,with no extra wieght of a trolley
__________________

__________________
bingosucks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 February 2012, 15:40   #13
Member
 
xs 400's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yeovil
Boat name: Lilly of lyme
Make: XS
Length: 4m +
Engine: 30hp Yamaha
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 631
my wife and i have a caravan an also transported a honda t40 (86kg) and yam 30hp 59kg and launched with transom wheels, but it was tough, this was in the lakes on slipways. agree with others stick with what you have.
__________________
xs 400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 February 2012, 13:20   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: chesterfield
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 30
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 160
Well ive been in to work today and after a fellow member on here emailed me some pics i have come up with this.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF1479.jpg
Views:	172
Size:	123.1 KB
ID:	65365  
__________________
secondopsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 February 2012, 13:55   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: chesterfield
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 30
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 160
Which after a few mins turns in to this.
I have put 2 plastic launch wheels on either side in the hope that the extra width will stop it sinking in to soft sand as much
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF1480.jpg
Views:	218
Size:	125.7 KB
ID:	65370   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF1483.jpg
Views:	192
Size:	147.4 KB
ID:	65371   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF1481.jpg
Views:	184
Size:	146.8 KB
ID:	65372   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF1482.jpg
Views:	213
Size:	168.2 KB
ID:	65373  
__________________
secondopsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 February 2012, 14:31   #16
Member
 
xs 400's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yeovil
Boat name: Lilly of lyme
Make: XS
Length: 4m +
Engine: 30hp Yamaha
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 631
awesome looks the business!! hope that solves your problem. role on summer!
__________________
xs 400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 February 2012, 14:31   #17
Member
 
bingosucks's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Nuneaton
Boat name: gnasher
Make: sr5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: hidea 5 yam 90
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 547
wooaa dude ,thats mint ...i see your transportation problems lol no problems with planing though !..... do you fancy swapping with my sib
__________________
bingosucks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 February 2012, 14:37   #18
Member
 
mister p's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: LONDON
Make: SR4/ZODIAC/3D
Length: 4m +
Engine: 30T/40T
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,433
Patent it (oh you can't now, you've made it public). Make loads of them, market them and sell 'em.
Make sure they're adjustable, galvanized or even plastic (as it's only for the slipway).
Once that's done I'll have one. You'll have to hurry mister, that's a good idea and you need to get the drop anyone that sees it's potential.
You're onto something.
Just get the tow hitch onto it and you can launch almost any sib anywhere.
__________________
mister p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 February 2012, 14:46   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: chesterfield
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 30
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 160
Cheers guys
The frame is adjustable and weighs about 12kgs.Its does have a plate to fasten the pressed steel type hitch on and it also has a jockey wheel.
All i have to do now is fettle a few welds up,drill some drainage holes so it doesnt hold water and im going to replace the bolts for quick release pins and R clips then its off to the galvenizers.
Pete
__________________
secondopsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 February 2012, 06:34   #20
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: chesterfield
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 30
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 160
One thing that did cross my mind yesterday when i was building it was the wooden floor and its weight.
I noticed that the inflatable keel only touches in the centre of the boards and everything else from the centre outwards is in fresh air as it pushes the floor down.
As all this work is because of the weight i was thinking what would be the outcome if i drilled a series of 20mm holes in the floor to reduce weight.
I know i would have to waterproof the inside were i have cut it and i will be using a sponge type floor covering to stop anything dropping in the holes.
Anyone done this or have any thoughts,
Pete
__________________

__________________
secondopsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:47.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.