Originally Posted by Bluestreak
Oh and one thing they are hot on is lighting boards, people have this thing about putting them on A Frames. They have to be (I think) a max of 1 meter off the ground so on the a frame is illegal.
Unfortunately a lightboard must be attached to the trailer and not the load. Thats why trailers have the bars that come out of the back. A frame is a better idea but its just not legal!
I've towed a variety of Ribs behind small cars and had no problems. Planning is the key.
So far I've done;
VW Golf 1.9tdi (130 bhp) 2wd and a 6.7m Delta c/w single 140hp OMC
VW Golf 1.9tdi (130 bhp) 2wd and a 5.5m Humber c/w Single 150 Merc Opti
VW Golf 1.9tdi (130 bhp) 2wd and 6m Ribtec c/w twin 60hp Yamahas
Audi A3 2.0tdi (146bhp) 2wd and a 6m Ribtec c/w single 135 Merc Opti
Audi A6 2.0tdi (180bhp) estate 2wd and a 6m Ribtec c/w single 135 Merc Opti
Audi A4 2.5tdi (180bhp) 2wd and a 6m Ribtec c/w single 135 Merc Opti
Audi A4 2.0tdi (180bhp) 2wd and a 6m Ribtec c/w single 135 Merc Opti
My TDI's tow a rib up a slipway better than any landie will when a bit of rope is used! You actually have more power!
Plus you can drive in comfort to and from the launch site which lets face it never really has been a landies strong point!!!
I have only ever been stuck once but if I'd been bothered to unload the boat and trailer I would have made it out. Instead a tractor did the deed!
Drop me a PM if you want any advice.