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Old 11 January 2008, 15:37   #21
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I was looking at my trailer at making a telescoping extension, it is box steel and would be easy to make. Only thing one would want to remove it occasionally so salt would not seize it in place. I was joking about losing the boat with the rope method But the biggest problems is the chimes catch the rollers when you are winching the rib on. Do they make a convexed roller that the edge of the chime would roll up and on. The rollers are where they need to be for travel. Boston Boat show is this weekend so I going down to check because I have not found any online
My set up has chines ( not Chimes) that sit on the rollers., but they are flat (straight) rollers and I do not have any problems. Never seen convex rollers but who knows??? Concave rollers are usually used as keel rollers only. Can you post some pics. of your set up?
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Old 11 January 2008, 15:45   #22
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I don't understand quite how you catch the rollers - unless they are seized and not rolling. I asked about keel rollers because they should also be used to help take the pressure off.
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Sorry for the misspelling, I am old at diving but new at boating. The rollers start to roll along the hull,(again this is at low tide and the boat has to be winch on, also it is loaded with dive gear), as the roller come in contact against the chines they bind and you have to rock the hell out of the boat to get the chines to roll up on the rolls. They all seem to turn fine but I will check the rollers against new ones.
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Old 11 January 2008, 21:50   #24
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Sorry for the misspelling, I am old at diving but new at boating. The rollers start to roll along the hull,(again this is at low tide and the boat has to be winch on, also it is loaded with dive gear), as the roller come in contact against the chines they bind and you have to rock the hell out of the boat to get the chines to roll up on the rolls. They all seem to turn fine but I will check the rollers against new ones.
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If your side rollers run free then I can only sugest you have too much weight on them. Try adjustment. The weight of the boat should be take on the keel rollers, NOT the side rollers. Loosen up the adjustment on the side rollers and tap them down a bit. When you are sure the weight is on the keel rollers then tap the side rollers back up so they barely touch and clamp tight. Just guessing that this is your problem. Make sure you are on a reasonably level surface when doing this.
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Old 12 January 2008, 12:38   #25
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300kg noseweight is far too much, or was that a typo.?
Yes I know, no it wasn't and you haven't seen my trailer - it is "quite solidly built" - probably weighs about twice as much as the boat

The high noseweight is because the NATO hitch on my tow vehicle (Defender 110) is too high and I haven't yet found a 50mm ball hitch that I can fit on the trailer so I can tow it from the drop plate I have. As I only go about 2 miles at about 25mph to the launch site, it remains on the "round tuit" list, maybe next Christmas or something
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Old 12 January 2008, 14:36   #26
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a possible way should be to add a pair (or more) strong pvc tubing, tied together to make a channel on which the boat could be pulled/winched until it reach the trailer.
This is light and cheap, easily carried after use.
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Old 29 January 2008, 06:20   #27
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For low tide shallow beach retrievals I use a rope in conjunction with the adjustable launching wheel bogey that I made. It works really well. The wheels can be removed in 20 seconds as they are fixed to the axels with "R" clips. I leave them on permenantly tho as they dont get in the way of anything.
A number of people have contacted me for the details about my beach launch bogey over the last couple of weeks so here are the drawings that I made the system from. It is made from light gauge stainless box and angle section.

I dont use the vertical adjustment as in the original design as I have found it unnecessary. When on the road I can take the wheels off using the R clips for extra ground clearance.
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Old 29 January 2008, 06:27   #28
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Sorry can't open the file.
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Old 29 January 2008, 06:32   #29
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It does work. Right click, save as to my documents, then open the file directly via windows explorer (Assume you have acrobat reader installed, of course)
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