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Old 08 September 2008, 08:55   #1
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Trailer for Quicksilver 380 HD

Decided the boat is too heavy to lift on and off the roof - has anyone else bought a small bunked trailer for a boat like mine or similar?

Appreciate any comments or tips.

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Decided the boat is too heavy to lift on and off the roof - has anyone else bought a small bunked trailer for a boat like mine or similar?

Appreciate any comments or tips.

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What type of Quicksilver is it ? Aluminum panel floor or Inflatable Deep V Floor, yes, the best is to use a flat bed trailer, will make your sib transport a breeze. Where do you intend to launch beach, marina ?

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It has the sectional Ali floor, with a high pressure inflatable keel beneath.

I was planning on a trailer which had bunk strips either side, rather than a full flat bed trailer.

I launch it at the slip in Salcombe, very good wide slip with a pontoon alongside.
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I would have a word with De Graaff. The one on the left on this page http://www.degraafftrailers.co.uk/dinghy-trailers.htm is the type of thing you need. Plenty of support under the tubes and the shape of the frame would allow you to keep the keel inflated. I don't know how much they cost but De Graaff's RIB trailers are very well made and competitively priced.

If you will be trailering with the motor on the boat, make sure that the support at the rear is right under your transom.
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It has the sectional Ali floor, with a high pressure inflatable keel beneath. I was planning on a trailer which had bunk strips either side, rather than a full flat bed trailer. I launch it at the slip in Salcombe, very good wide slip with a pontoon alongside.
Trailer with bunk strips on both side would be fine, try to make the bunk stripes of the trailer long enough from beginning of cone tube seam to were prow begins to rise to support better the sib's tubes/engine configuration. You could leave your v keel inflated at all times. Do not use a rib trailr for a sib, the support arms resting on tubes will be less than bunk stripes. Flat bed's are nice, the only issue, you have to inflate the keel once on water. These are epoxic painted trailers alternatives to galvaized more costly trailers.

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Thanks TrickDog,

That looks like exactly the thing. I see that trailor has a great little support for the back of the boat.

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Decided the boat is too heavy to lift on and off the roof - has anyone else bought a small bunked trailer for a boat like mine or similar?
We find these are perfect:

http://shop.malthouse-marine.com/ind...d=81&parent=21

There are many happy SIB owners that have one of these with their 3.8m boat.
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I used a jetski trailer with my old bombard aerotec 380-just get one with adjustable bunks.
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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.
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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.
Geoff, can you post a pic of the rear engine side, with engine raised, to see how the bunks seats on tubes.
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