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Old 02 July 2007, 18:27   #11
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eres my list

bars that stop the roller cradles rotating 360 degrees, me sbs has them

the roller holders and cradles fixed so they are slightly stiff so they dont flop around or move in the water when the waves are breaking but move when pushed by the boat, sbs is like that

enough tie down points

longer drawbar so that dont need to get too close to water

waterproof light boards on each side that stay on and dont need to be undone/removed

stronger mudguards to stand on

bearing savers as standard

standard bearings instead of sealed ones that arnt

hub flush kit as standard

some sort of trailer security device built onto the trailer that is easy and quick to deploy

some sort of anti tip leg at the back/could be a security device as well

special loop at the front of the trailer for tieing a rope to or securing using a d link

10 year unconditional guarantee on the bearings against water ingress

20 year warranty on the trailer

hows that for starters!!!!
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Old 02 July 2007, 18:33   #12
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I could buy two and a half trailers for that much, or employ a man to service my bearings and brakes for me 2 times a year for life!
From what I've seen, you wouldn't ever need the extra one-and-a-half trailers, and the bearing service man would twiddle his thumbs all day.
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Old 02 July 2007, 18:36   #13
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I have only seen pictures of Bedajim's trailer, but from what I've seen, he has got the right idea.
i have watched it load and unload, it is a great concept for sure and the trailer wheels did not need to go in the water......but......it is heavier, more expensive....(mine was 1700) and took a lot longer to launch and recover than mine and was a bit more fuss in my opinion. i also hope that launching trolly does not snap as it tilts onto the trailer when half way as that would not be pretty

however he can travel with the piece of mind that his wheel bearings are probably very serviceable. as he lives so far from the sea and travels great distances then that is an important consideration.

i think the sealed bearings on mine are shot already after one season......i am going to try to buy regualar bearings next time for sure
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he can travel with the piece of mind that his wheel bearings are probably very serviceable.
Probably? Definintely! That, for me, is the brilliance of the design. I guessed that it may not be perfect, but I've been working the concept in my mind for about three years and wouldn't expect a perfect design until after several attempts. It works for dinghies, and it can work for fairly large keel sailing boats. RIBs should be possible with some work on the design.
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From what I've seen, you wouldn't ever need the extra one-and-a-half trailers, and the bearing service man would twiddle his thumbs all day.

Yeh, but I wasn't talking about myself
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You can twiddle something else if you want!
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Probably? Definintely! That, for me, is the brilliance of the design. I guessed that it may not be perfect, but I've been working the concept in my mind for about three years and wouldn't expect a perfect design until after several attempts. It works for dinghies, and it can work for fairly large keel sailing boats. RIBs should be possible with some work on the design.
i am not bothered about putting the boat trailer in the water and when we launch in cornwall off the beach then the whole trailer goes in and we are more interested in a fast launch / recovery so for me a standard setup like i have is probably more versatile in that regard. not sure a launching trailer would work in that scenario with waves breaking around the boat

the bearings are the only issue and having to check them from time to time and cx is only an hours work or so.
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I think it would be very difficult to market the cradle type of trailer as you'd have to pitch in at the right price for people to buy. With the extra weight it would also affect gross weight and tow vehical you could use as well.

That said though, it is a very usefull piece of kit that would certainly be a benefit to some.
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How about some extendable ramps that pull out behind the trailer and go into the water without the need for the trailer getting wet? These would guide the boat up into the rollers.
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That said though, it is a very usefull piece of kit that would certainly be a benefit to some.
Yes - everyone who intends to use a trailer on the road!
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