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Old 01 May 2016, 05:18   #1
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Hi guys I want to tow my sib to anglsey about 80miles away I have a honwave
T.35 with a aluminium floor I have a new bunk trailer so that's good but
Do you need to put anything over the bunks to stop friction and what is the best way to strap it down the engine is a 4stroke so a bit heavy to leave on so am just worrying about it bouncing about and rubbing on the tubes any help would be great as am new to this and want to do things right because this hobby is not cheep
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Old 01 May 2016, 08:41   #2
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hi, are planning on taking the engine off to transport, or support the engine better whilst still attached?
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Old 01 May 2016, 09:17   #3
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I've towed my Honwave 3.5ae a good few thousand miles over the years on its home made trailer.
Never as much as left a chaffe mark on it.
I don't tow it great distances with the engine on though - generally just to the launch point ftom my acvomodation.
It tow's much better with the engine off as the engine makes the trailer rear heavy - you need nose weight on the hitch to make it tow well.
I use 2 x 6 tonne ratchet straps with carpet backing at the contact points.
I use the winch as well couple to 2 stainless steel eyebolts on the transom.
For towing I put the cover on.
It keeps everything nice and dry and stops stones getting chucked up and into the sib from the car tyres.
The sib doubles as a trailer for my camping gear etc for my weekend jollies:thumbup:
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Old 01 May 2016, 15:09   #4
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Howdy.
I've towed my Honwave 3.5ae a good few thousand miles over the years on its home made trailer.
Never as much as left a chaffe mark on it.
I don't tow it great distances with the engine on though - generally just to the launch point ftom my acvomodation.
It tow's much better with the engine off as the engine makes the trailer rear heavy - you need nose weight on the hitch to make it tow well.
I use 2 x 6 tonne ratchet straps with carpet backing at the contact points.
I use the winch as well couple to 2 stainless steel eyebolts on the transom.
For towing I put the cover on.
It keeps everything nice and dry and stops stones getting chucked up and into the sib from the car tyres.
The sib doubles as a trailer for my camping gear etc for my weekend jollies:thumbup:
Sounds spot on !
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Old 03 May 2016, 01:05   #5
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