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Old 10 June 2013, 12:34   #11
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FWIW my old SR4 was on a bunk trailer - flippin' nightmare to get it on or off unless the slip was about 45 degrees to horizontal!

+1 for the rollers at the end of the bunks idea. The fun bit is figuring out how to mount them!
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Old 10 June 2013, 15:50   #12
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I use my SIB on a T frame trailer with a bar bolted across pretty much from one wheel to the other with three rollers on it that are lined up to roll along the wooden floor boards that are on the inside the boat.

There is a big strong bar that the rollers roll on and are spaced using waste pipe tube, further forward on the draw bar I have a big carpeted flat bunk for the bow of the boat, then further forward of that I have an outboard bracket for my T 9.8 so no weight on the transom. I also have launching wheels so the trailer does not get submerged, I don't like walking too far with a loaded boat on just the launching wheels because it can be very heavy.

I also have frames to support two Optimist dinghies on top.

The boat is currently rolled up in the roof of my garage and the trailer is in a store at work so pictures are difficult. I did however snap this one today, I hope you get the idea - it works really well for me.
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Old 10 June 2013, 17:21   #13
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never had a problem with my fold up launch wheels on my sib , more of a pain if detachable and have to be in boat
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just a further pointer re putting trailer into deeper water to float sib onto bunks ,i fitted a winch on trailer which i would connect to tow bar ,unhook trailer and with jocky wheel down could lower trailer into deep water ,and when recovering do same and then winch back to car on my own
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Old 11 June 2013, 04:46   #15
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Option 3(? - I've lost count!)

Dinghy Combi trailer. The road base stays on the road & if you size it right & can persuade the manufacturer to mould a cradle to your hull or can bolt the bunks to the launch trolley then a combi designed for something like a Wayfarer or one of the big cruising Lasers might work?
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Old 11 June 2013, 06:08   #16
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Option 3(? - I've lost count!)

Dinghy Combi trailer. The road base stays on the road & if you size it right & can persuade the manufacturer to mould a cradle to your hull or can bolt the bunks to the launch trolley then a combi designed for something like a Wayfarer or one of the big cruising Lasers might work?
mine I wrote about above is an modified ex laser trailer, as I say works perfectly well with launching wheels on the boat, and was cheap enough of eBay.
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Old 11 June 2013, 07:19   #17
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Mine was a snipe modular one - I had two trolleys - one for the laser one for the 470 (luckily the bow -balance point distance was the same for both)

Only thought I had when you said laser is that lasers only weigh 58Kg ready to sail. A lot of engines these days weigh more than that, and with the OP having a 25Hp hence my thinking bigger heavier dinghies...
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My wheels never got in the way of anything that I recall.....

With large (10 inch?) wheels the boat would ride over all surfaces with easy,

when you came to a beach or stoney shore you just put them down in the water and drive the boat until the wheels are touching.... A remote beach is no place to have loose wheels or parts. Generally with the wheels down the prop did not touch....
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