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Old 09 June 2013, 17:28   #1
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had a great day out today got another 3hrs on run in engin ,then all went wrong on recovery to trailer when tide was just on bottom of silp ,so it was a nightmare to get back on due to not being able to float back on.does any one use rollers with a sib .
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Old 09 June 2013, 17:54   #2
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My friend fitted a couple of rollers to the back of the trailer and said it is a lot easier
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Maybe its time to be looking at getting a rib
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Whip the engine off?
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I have a set of launching wheels for sale which i used to fit to my SIB when launching and recovering, it made the whole experience a whole lot easier. I now own a RIB, so this set of as new launching wheels are surplus to requirements. They have inflatable tyres, stainless steel shafts, single fixing points with stainless bolts, in excellent condition and both units float freely......i can send pics.
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had a great day out today got another 3hrs on run in engin ,then all went wrong on recovery to trailer when tide was just on bottom of silp ,so it was a nightmare to get back on due to not being able to float back on.does any one use rollers with a sib .
Bunks are better for an inflatable as they support the boat better. Could you have lowered the trailer into deeper water using a rope between the trailer and the car?
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Maybe its time to be looking at getting a rib
now, now Kerny
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Old 10 June 2013, 03:47   #8
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I really miss my yam360 with propper launching wheels on the back, it was a wonderful boat to lauch and recover, never had an issue... my larger RIB is a pain...

Get large transom wheels that fold up on a sib, totally different experience with these on....
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the trouble with fold-up transom wheels is they get in the way. Better off with detachable launch wheels, dead easy operation on and off
See my previous thread.
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Bunks are better for an inflatable as they support the boat better. Could you have lowered the trailer into deeper water using a rope between the trailer and the car?
you still have bunks, just a couple of rollers bolted to the back to assist lifting the boat onto the trailer...
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