Originally Posted by geoff
How about a set of trailer wheels where the brakes will still work after one season's use. Having just replaced the axle of my trailer after only four years, the inside of the wheel drums was brown mush, even though it was regularly serviced. It can't be right to continually dunk a load of steel and iron into salt water and then drive on it and expect it to continue working.
Rapide are offering disc brakes (maybe this is the answer).
And dont get me started on brake cables!!
How about a piggy back trailer for ribs,the piggy back part would only be immersed in water and designed with bunks and docking arms.
The brakes would never get wet,the main part of the trailer to stop just short of the water,so no problems with deteriorating brakes through immersion in salt water.
The whole set up to be quite low height wise perhaps so the bottom of the rib hull is only inches above the bottom of the wheels on the piggy back and the piggy back to be securely fixed for transit.
The piggy back could be lower at the front so that the piggy back provides a level platform for the rib to float onto.
Starter for ten anyway.