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Old 16 August 2015, 15:51   #11
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guys,
think your missing point
1 small boats are hard to tow, because iv all-ways towed them from my transporter cant see them in my mirrors .
2 A 200 kg step ups, all ways bounce drove 2/3 miles in 30 mph area had check twice before i was happy
3 found 12 ft trailer with alley floor quicksilver 380 hard to reverse compared to 18 to 25 ft rib range as just cant see it
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Old 16 August 2015, 16:11   #12
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guys,
think your missing point
1 small boats are hard to tow, because iv all-ways towed them from my transporter cant see them in my mirrors .
Sorry did the OP say he had a transporter? I've towed a vast range of sizes of trailer and the only thing I've never been able to see was a tiny box trailer. I solved that by attaching a pole to it.
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2 A 200 kg step ups, all ways bounce drove 2/3 miles in 30 mph area had check twice before i was happy
Sailing dinghies are under 100kg, they do bounce. Slow down if its properly bumpy stuff.
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3 found 12 ft trailer with alley floor quicksilver 380 hard to reverse compared to 18 to 25 ft rib range as just cant see it
So don't reverse it. Small trailers don't reverse well in my opinion even if you can see them - they are too twitchy with the slightest imperfection on the road surface. But they are light. So if you need to turn round just jump out and unhitch it. Launching can be by hand for that weight and then recover driving straight up...

The OP didn't say will it be a 'mare to tow? He asked if he was gonna damage his boat towing it.
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Old 17 August 2015, 17:03   #13
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Cheers guys some good information there.
Thanks very much
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Old 17 August 2015, 20:36   #14
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I tow mine thousands of miles here in Aus often on gravel roads, yet to have a puncture. Make sure you have some good mud flaps on the tow vehicle and trailer.

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Why is it in the RIBs for sale Section?
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