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Old 09 September 2008, 00:22   #11
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I am using a jetski trailer with my QS380HDXS. Need to do a bit more tinkering to get it right, but is working well at present. I have my bunks set so that the transom board is sat on them all the time as I trail the boat with my 25hp engine attached. Nose weight is a little lighter than I would like, but this is where the tinkering will come in.
Thats how i had my bunks set-all the weight is on the transom where you need it.

Looks like you need to move your axle beam back by at least 1ft though.
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Old 09 September 2008, 13:58   #12
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Moving the axle back was the approach I was going to take, the brackets are welded on at present, so will need to be done with the boat off as a winter job.

Transom pictures attached, but the light was not good, need some sunshine!! Will try again when and if we get some, but you get the idea.

Also found an ideal car to tow it with, including the number plate!
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Old 09 September 2008, 18:23   #13
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Just finished assembling one of those extrememarine trailers today . Iam quite impressed with it , and a very good price too . Even the wheel rims have been galvanised .
For an extra 25 they sent mine with the longer draw bar from the next size up so that a boast up 4.3m should fit ok .
I will find out tomorrow
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Old 10 September 2008, 03:13   #14
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Just finished assembling one of those extrememarine trailers today.
These are the same ones I do, except mine have diamond encrusted tyres for extra grip on slimey slipways.

Seriously though, they are ideal for the bigger SIBs and the XL draw bar is just right for the 4.3m.

I have one with an XXXXL draw bar that spans two time zones, which I am hoping may suit the 5.3m version.
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Old 10 September 2008, 14:52   #15
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These are the same ones I do, except mine have diamond encrusted tyres for extra grip on slimey slipways.

Seriously though, they are ideal for the bigger SIBs and the XL draw bar is just right for the 4.3m.

I have one with an XXXXL draw bar that spans two time zones, which I am hoping may suit the 5.3m version.
Having just got mine setup for the 4.1 rib , it really needs some support for the bow . I tried a roller but it lifts the bow a little high and the hull doesn't sit flat on the bunks .
I ended up lowering the rear mountings for the bunks one hole and wrapped some carpet around the drawbar where it bolts to the mainframe .
I reckon a 5.3 sib would go on there ok as the V on the rib is a good 12- 18" deeper than a sib.
I have the bunks set in the forward position and there is still about 4 inches of bunk clear behind the transom which is level with the end of the trailer . The winch post would go forward another 10" or so .
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Old 14 September 2008, 09:13   #16
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Extreme trailer

Ian - where did you buy your trailer? - they look like the best option I have seen so far.

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Ian - where did you buy your trailer? - they look like the best option I have seen so far.

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Ian got his from Extreme Marine, who are currently working the Southampton Boat Show but can also be contacted on 07967023610.

Or you can order the same thing online from us.

They come as a flat pack kit, but go together easily enough.
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Old 14 September 2008, 17:30   #18
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Used the trailer and launched and recovered for the first time yesterday .
even with the 50 tohatsu on the transom its properlybalanced and supported , I Didn't even have to get trailer wet , putting the tyres just in the water was enough to slide the boat off and pull it back on ok . It towes fine .
Much lighter and easier to use than the expensive snipe break back i had for the futura , that was too high and didn't keep the boat centralised meaning it would move on a bumpy road .

Assembly is so easy with great instructions and pictures , every bolt hole lined up spot on .
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Ian - thanks for the details. Roughly how long did it take to assemble? I'm trying to work out whether to assembe at home or have the package sent to Devon and assemble on a Saturday morning and use.

I don't really want to waste valuable boating time if its a long job

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Old 15 September 2008, 15:47   #20
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My Extreme trailer took about two hours to assemble and adjust.
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