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Old 02 May 2013, 14:31   #11
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I notice that there is no support under the buoyancy tubes - all the weight seems to be on just those 2 bunks under the transom and floor material of the boat.

Any chaffing at the transom?

Any stretching of the floor material?
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Old 02 May 2013, 14:38   #12
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You are correct. All weight is supported on the two bunks, which sit just inside of the Main buoyancy tubes. Surprisingly, I have not had any of the possible issues occur which you are inquiring about. Also, the company that built mine has built several in use by SOCOM at MacDill AFB. And all of theirs are designed the same way as well.
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I have hears many different opinions on how to best support an inflatable on a trailer with motor on transom, but what makes most sense to me is to have support under the main pontoons with the boat properly inflated, and support under the transom, +/- skeg support for a tilted motor.

The transom offered by Triad Marine in Texas does all of that. The transom support is provided by 2 long but closely spaced bunks that extend from the transom all along the keel line to the front of the boat. It looks very tempting, but is very , very far from me (I'm in Calgary).
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Theres a few details and pictures of the trailer I made for my FC470 here:
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8.06 bst and I'm severely constipated at the mo so would happily STB

Bit late now but pumped engine oil out of both inboards then found I'd been sent the wrong filters
Had enough filters for one engine, the other I just filled with fresh oil and will swap filters when I get the right ones.
Was just after you're opinion on doing that, have I spoiled my new oil that much?

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I have hears many different opinions on how to best support an inflatable on a trailer with motor on transom, but what makes most sense to me is to have support under the main pontoons with the boat properly inflated, and support under the transom, +/- skeg support for a tilted motor.
Hmm. Seems to me that the most solid part would be the floor. The floor contacts the boat bottom at the edges of the floor and the inside of the tubes. That would be the most solid part to support the boats weight, IMO.

Definitely want support for the transom, and support to keep the motor from penduluming while on the trailer would be a good idea to reduce stress on the transom joints.

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Jyasaki, I'd be worried about chaffing along the floor-tube interface. That seems like a narrow strip upon which to place all of the weight.

It seems to me that it would be better if you could spread the weight over a larger surface area including 2 wide bunks all along the pontoons, and over 2 more bunks along the keel line that extend beyond the transom.

But I must admit that I am purely speculating. There don't seem to be any authorities with plenty of trailering experience with large SIBS and heavy outboards to look to. Rather, there just seem to be small anecdotal experiences. So I suppose the best position to hold on this question is, "who knows?"
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Finally got a FC470

Does anywhere do a off the shelf trailer that will fit it, or does it have to be a custom job?

Here's the sizes:

http://www.schlauchboot-service.de/b...rine/fc470.pdf
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Congrats on your 470! In answer to your question; yes and no. Mine is custom built. But after having seen the finished product I likely could've bought a factory trailer and adjusted the bunks to accommodate it. A few things to note when looking for a trailer. The bunks need to be long enough to go the entire length of the boat and underneath the transom. They need to be turned completely flat. They need to be positioned just inside of the MBT's (main buoyancy tubes). They also need to be high enough so that the MBT's don't touch the wheel wells. I could give you measurements if I was home. But that's the crux of it.
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