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Old 02 January 2012, 18:34   #11
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Thanks for everyone's replies so far.

The best idea I have found so far is as shown in the RIBnet link below from chris123, where a box trailer has bunks added.

Has anyone elese done this ? Any photos would be great ?

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Dominic

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Old 02 January 2012, 20:45   #12
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Thanks for everyone's replies so far.

The best idea I have found so far is as shown in the RIBnet link below from chris123, where a box trailer has bunks added.

Has anyone elese done this ? Any photos would be great ?

Regards,

Dominic

Trailoer tips for SIB?
^^^^ Is a good idea if you plan on taking the motor on and off. If you plan on keeping the motor on that isn't a good idea, as then you have to lift the boat on and off, which you would not be able to do with the motor on.

If you are dead set against keeping the motor on, why even bother with a trailer? Just inflate/deflate each time. It only adds about 15minutes. You can make of have a box/motor mount combo made that would slide into a receiver hitch an put your extras in the box and put the motor on the carrier.

It doesn't seem to make much sense to me either way (motor on or off) to use a box type trailer, as then you have to lift the boat each time you load or unload. BUT, it comes down to being a personal preference, and whether you inflate/deflate, trailer with the motor on or off, use a flat-bed utility or a box trailer, have fun boating!
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Old 02 January 2012, 20:51   #13
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I suppose this all depends on whether the boat will be deflated for transport (in a box trailer), and also on how many hands you have helping with the launch.
But as far as engine up or down whilst on a trailer, I've had five boats and the engine has always been up whilst on the trailer.......there's no clearance otherwise.
If you do decide to trailer with the motor on, and need to keep the motor tilted due to low ground clearance, you should really consider a transom saver bar, or strap the motor to help prevent the extra stress created on the tilt/bracket mechanism. They are not designed to take the abuse while being trailered and bounced around and may be damaged.
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Old 03 January 2012, 00:58   #14
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Man that box trailer seems like alot of work. And hard to keep the 20hp 4 stroke in proper orientation to keep the oil in the pan.

I'd go with a trailer you can back into the water properly to actually launch the boat from. Wide bunks up front are plenty supportive. And the transom will take the load of the engine in the rear. A transom saver is enough to give 3 point support so it lasts.
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