Originally Posted by Nos4r2
If you're restricted on access and storage room, measure up a 4.7 on a trailer 1st. They are quite a lot bigger than the 4m.
That's a very good call - especially if you have a restricted length garage. I had an SR4 and could park it in my garage (5.7m long) with the engine up! Unbraked you should be fine, however I boutght the Seasafe (now sold as the O-Pro 2m beam) & when the old trailer died I ended up in discussions with Mersea Trailers (Colchester) who very kindly built me a "short drawbar" version of their recently aquired Snipe trailers range - meant I could fit both the braked hitch & the engine (down!) on a 5m rib into the garage & shut the door - just (I now have a length of carpet down the back wall to protect the engine form scrapes it's that tight).
Other thing to think about if you want to get it in a garage is the width of the door. You'd be amazed how many will go in lengthwise but wedge themselves nicely between the doorposts! Fortuiantaly I still have the spreadsheet I put together when looking around....
have a look here - http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28275
- similar Q last week...... That list is filtered for sub 200Kg due to tow weight issues, I can easily generate a similar list of "should fit" hulls if you tell me the size of your garage.
I'l lSecond Nos on the power thing as well - Had both 25 & 30 on the back of my SR - 25 was OK, as long as you werent in a hurry......