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Old 26 May 2009, 06:58   #1
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Trailer for a 3.4 SIB?

Hi, I have a zodiac 3.4 fastroller and want to get a trailer for it. What type of trailers are best given the soft hull? Any particular features/options I should look out for?

Also do they do road trailers that can be folded down or deassembled?

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Old 26 May 2009, 10:27   #2
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I think you may as well just get a normal trailer - it can be used for so many things.

A flat bed with sides - just make sure the boat fits inside - the outboard can hand over the back.

Don't bother with brakes - more trouble than you need.
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Old 26 May 2009, 16:01   #3
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I think you may as well just get a normal trailer - it can be used for so many things.

A flat bed with sides - just make sure the boat fits inside - the outboard can hand over the back.

Don't bother with brakes - more trouble than you need.
Agreed a normal trailer or even a scrap 10 foot caravan remove the body and the brakes sheet of marine ply as a base piece of carpet on top jobs a good un.

Not sure about towing with the engine on the transom though any loss of pressure in the tubes may be a problem, what do other sibbers do?
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Towed my Achilles/Honda 40 for years without a problem. I used a motor support bracket, though. Never liked seeing the motor pendulum back and forth.

Basically, any trailer that will support the tube bases (where they meet the floor) or further out, and supports the transom, should be fine. I've seen custom rigged trailers with triple bunks for cradling the tubes, and I've seen what looked like a flat piece of plywood with wheels. As far as I can tell, they all worked.

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This is the one to get as it is made especially for SIBs.

http://www.degraafftrailers.co.uk/dinghy-trailers.htm

I have had one of these for quite a few years now and it is perfect for the job.

As for the engine I place it in position on the transom and them lower the leg onto the trailer frame to which I have added a rubber cover. I then tie it down with a bungee chord. This has never caused a problem.

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Thanks for the advice. Kieth, that trailer looks perfect. I'll ask them for a quote.
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