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Old 27 June 2007, 11:55   #11
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Is that sitting on a Combi trailer? If so what make and where did you get it?
Yep combi trailer i made it so was a one off, well nearly made another one now just a bit bigger
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Old 28 June 2007, 10:06   #12
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I did toy with adding extra rollers to a large dinghy combi trailer a while ago, simply 'coz I'm not a fan of dunking road bearings, but the biggest problem was the weight capacity - most combis top out at 250Kg, and even with a 25 on the transom it just wasn't going to happen, even with no fuel aboard.

Does your Launch trolley come right off, or does the bow end stay supported by the road base?

Apologies for hyjacking the thread - I'll restart it again later when I try to figure out how to fit a 5.5m boat into a 5.7m garage. (no prizes for guessing where this thought is going.....)
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Old 28 June 2007, 10:14   #13
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I did toy with adding extra rollers to a large dinghy combi trailer a while ago, simply 'coz I'm not a fan of dunking road bearings, but the biggest problem was the weight capacity - most combis top out at 250Kg, and even with a 25 on the transom it just wasn't going to happen, even with no fuel aboard.

Does your Launch trolley come right off, or does the bow end stay supported by the road base?

Apologies for hyjacking the thread - I'll restart it again later when I try to figure out how to fit a 5.5m boat into a 5.7m garage. (no prizes for guessing where this thought is going.....)
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Old 28 June 2007, 13:19   #14
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I did toy with adding extra rollers to a large dinghy combi trailer a while ago, simply 'coz I'm not a fan of dunking road bearings, but the biggest problem was the weight capacity - most combis top out at 250Kg, and even with a 25 on the transom it just wasn't going to happen, even with no fuel aboard.

Does your Launch trolley come right off, or does the bow end stay supported by the road base?

Apologies for hyjacking the thread - I'll restart it again later when I try to figure out how to fit a 5.5m boat into a 5.7m garage. (no prizes for guessing where this thought is going.....)

Hi comes right off the road trailer and forms part of it when on the trailer
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Old 28 June 2007, 16:45   #15
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Thought it might. Isn't it a ton & a half to lift in trolley mode? (I assume it balances quite well for towing, and with the trolley wheels being aft of the road wheels the CoG must be well forward of the trolley wheels). The 6m RIB must be almost impossible to lift the bow when fully topped up with motion lotion, even with a 200 on the transom to balance it?

Probably should start another thread for this....
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Thought it might. Isn't it a ton & a half to lift in trolley mode? (I assume it balances quite well for towing, and with the trolley wheels being aft of the road wheels the CoG must be well forward of the trolley wheels). The 6m RIB must be almost impossible to lift the bow when fully topped up with motion lotion, even with a 200 on the transom to balance it?

Probably should start another thread for this....
Don't need to lift it very often but two people can lift it if required, it is normally a straight off and on, if there is abit of side ways movement on the launch trolley it corrects its self as it is winched back on, I run with about 75 kg on the hitch even with 225 L fuel

I've had one problem with a very shallow launch site but now have a second winch which goes onto the trolley but haven't used it, biggest problem was securing the trolley to the trailer for towing
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SR4 Aux

In terms of the Aux, I had 2 different engines on mine - a 4HP Merc and 3.5 Tohatsu. The tohatsu is a good bit smaller than the merc. I think both gave approx 4 knts in flat-ish water. You'd only notice the extra power of a larger engine if you were powering into a sea at hull speed or below (ie bigger engine would keep you moving).

Weight wise (important consideration on SR4), the Merc was 20 ish KG (may even be 25) and Tohatsu is 13 - every little helps :-)

You can steer with the main engine pretty well when using the Aux - only looses you maybe 0.2knts.

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Thanks for the info (and the stuff at the start of the thread)

How were yours stored/mounted?
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