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Old 24 April 2003, 06:32   #11
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Guys,

many thanks for all this info. I'm away from the computer till Saturday, so please don't think I'm being rude by not replying here or to your emails.

Your input is certainly valuable. I hadn't really considered the towing/launch bit (never having had to do it before!). Two stroke seems favorite, 6.5-7.6m sounds right for the Scillies passage, which only leaves the manufacturer and whether new or second hand! Easy really!

Thanks again and I'll follow up Sunday.

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Old 24 April 2003, 13:24   #12
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I will double check but I am sure that the maximum length you can tow behind a motor car is 7m, dependent on weight modt "sports" 4x4 will also fit into this limit.

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Old 24 April 2003, 13:55   #13
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Yeh. 7mtrs not including the draw bar. Unless, the trailer is 4 wheel and the towing vehicle is a commercial vehicle.
I would guess many of us are towing illegally. For over 7mtrs, you need a trailer which has a very definate drawbar because the law is vague on the definition of this.

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Old 25 April 2003, 03:28   #14
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Question:
Following on from the last post by JW and the vagaries of the law.
If the trailer manufacturers are supplying the trailers for a boat over 7m with the normal 'ball' style hitch not the 'pin' style, who is in the wrong?
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Old 25 April 2003, 03:44   #15
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Check out this link, all the info you need on towing etc. http://www.ntta/law/law/dimensions.htm
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Old 25 April 2003, 05:37   #16
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Ribraff, the link does not work
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Old 25 April 2003, 05:40   #17
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I think he means http://www.ntta.co.uk/law/law/dimensions.htm

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Old 25 April 2003, 05:54   #18
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Infact, if that's right, I'm glad I didn't buy a Ribcraft 5.85, cos it's apparently 2.4metres beam (according to the ribcraft website) which is 0.1m over the legal max for my van at less than 3500kg ..... that can't be right, can it?
My Humber is 2.28m beam, which is *just* within the limits according to that site.

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Thanks for the correct link, Alex.

The beam dimension is a bit of a bu**er - I was thinking of upgrading to a Ribcraft 585

Nice web site by the way - very informative
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Thanks for the correction Alex! This is indeed a vary informative sight, we are towing ribs all over the country and it would seem some of them illegally after looking at this website, obviously we conform now!
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