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Old 16 May 2008, 18:01   #1
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Help needed this comming Sunday am.

Hi, just a general call for help this comming Sunday. I hope to be able to swap over trailers and would be looking for someone to tow one of the trailers down to the slipway so that I can swap the boat over to the other one and return to base. Might be some minor trailer adjustment too.

I can't see it lasting any more than an hour to include the journey to and from my house.

If anyone is interested in helping out I can offer Beer vouchers/test drive out in the viper to make things a little more attractive.
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Old 16 May 2008, 18:24   #2
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Could you not unbolt the winch post, shove the old trailer up to the rear of the new and winch straight over?
this is how I transfered my new hull from the dolly onto the new trailer at Humber last month, took about 15 mins start to finish with the missus watching everything was OK as I winched her across.
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I might be able to, however with over a tonne of RIB, if things did go wrong.......Doesn't bear thinking about

There might be some minor altering of the trailer too, this might be easier to do with the boat off, although I'll have done most of this with the tape rule on the driveway.
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Could you not unbolt the winch post, shove the old trailer up to the rear of the new and winch straight over?
this is how I transfered my new hull from the dolly onto the new trailer at Humber last month, took about 15 mins start to finish with the missus watching everything was OK as I winched her across.

Didn't she object
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Didn't she object
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She is very objectional, most of the time............
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Piece of cake. I did it in the middle of the road, not intentionaly. Roll boat off old trailer about halfway onto cardboard etc. so bow is pointing at the sky Jack up hull about an inch off rear rollers and place wooden block ( old coffee table?)to support and get a couple of folks to steady the boat. Remove old trailer, position new trailer and winch on. Personaly I do not trust winches so I would put the new trailer handbrake on and chock it with a couple of wallbricks and then tow it on with a rope and truck.
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I still like the Idea of water under the hull
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