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Old 02 June 2012, 17:13   #1
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Trailer guide posts (UK availability)

Hi,

Does anyone know of a company that sells them that aren't elaborate and expensive (like flotempoles, great product but over kill) and that isn't based in the US (like iboats) resulting in spending as much on P&P as the product?

I have called up various chandlers, who have put me on to trailer part companies, who have put me on to trailer manufactures, who not bothered to get back to me. It has got to point that I have designed some to exactly fit my trailer and will buy the materials and have them fabricated if all else fails.

I can't believe that something so straight forward cannot be purchased cheaply in the UK, someone must sell them surely??

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Old 02 June 2012, 17:51   #2
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How many ru after? I have 2x in my garage I've been meaning to put up for sale for a while. I removed them from a substantial beach launching trailer that came with my rib with the plan I'd fit them to the road trailer I bought, but it wouldn't fit in my garage with the posts on (too wide).
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Old 02 June 2012, 18:04   #3
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Just 2 posts, one for each side of the trailer to stop the boat flailing all over the place when I recover my SIB. If they are too large then I will have the same problem. My boat only leaves 14cm total free, so anything that makes it wider than that won't fit through the door If you could send me some pics of and it looks like they might work then I would be interested.

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Old 02 June 2012, 18:19   #4
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The ones I have designed to fit my trailer will make it fairly easy to remove them (or one) if I screwed the dimensions up a bit or it's such a tight fit it's a pain in the bum trying to get the boat through the door with them on.
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Old 02 June 2012, 18:45   #5
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I made a few for various boats that I've owned made from scaffolding poles and clamps to the last one that I made which was made from trampoline safety net poles and also used the clamps to attach to the trailer .
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Old 02 June 2012, 19:12   #6
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Making your own seems to be best option; which is weird, normally fabricating something is the more expensive option.

One thing is for sure, SIB trailers should have them by default and anyone reading this from Snipe should take note... De Graff fit them, even if they aren't interested in selling them as an accessory!
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A 2' by 2' L shape out of 1.5" square metal tube with a piece of 2" PVC pipe works pretty well. You can shorten one of the legs if you pre-measure for the width you need. Simply clamp one on each side of the trailer, adjust for width, and you're done. Commercial ones are made of zinc plated steel; I'm having a friend make a set out of stainless (though that's going to be expensive.)

To clamp to the trailer frame, use a couple of metal plates and a couple of square U bolts.

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I made a set of removable ones, very simple to do
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Hi - I have 4x posts available as per photo - open to offers, would need picking up from Exeter.
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Bump. Anyone interested in said trailer posts (either 2x or 4x)? Cheers.
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