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Old 02 July 2007, 18:59   #21
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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.
That's how keel boats do this....
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Old 02 July 2007, 19:01   #23
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Yes - everyone who intends to use a trailer on the road!
i take it you will be putting in the first order then?

you should come down on the next cruise and see the trailer in action, i am sure james would be happy to knock up one for the scorp at a good price!
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The most useful mod on my trailer is the custom made adjustable & removable beach launching wheels. It makes things much easier when towing out of the sea onto the beach with a rope.
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i take it you will be putting in the first order then?

you should come down on the next cruise and see the trailer in action, i am sure james would be happy to knock up one for the scorp at a good price!
I've considered my own design for some time, but I guess that getting around to actually building it ain't ever going to happen! Yep, I'd certainly consider talking to James about building one, but then I have my own ideas about how to design such a rig and would probaly want to do something a bit different!
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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.
I agree. It's a fantastic idea but I think sales would be very limited.
The bigger boats that would really benefit from it (and those who would see it as a smaller percentage of the overall purchase price) wouldn't be able to have one unless the trailer had assisted brakes and a dedicated tow vehicle.

The smaller <7m range would IMO baulk at paying a very significant part of the purchase price for the trailer.
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one other item is a super strong ribbed trailer front jockey wheel that can take a ton of weight and have a pneumatic tyre so the trailer can be towed on a rope and not bother about the weight on the jockey

the two wheels mentioned are a good idea but not sure it would work on a heavy boat
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But what if it could be accomplshed for a factor of 1.5x the price of a standard trailer?
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I've considered my own design for some time, but I guess that getting around to actually building it ain't ever going to happen! Yep, I'd certainly consider talking to James about building one, but then I have my own ideas about how to design such a rig and would probaly want to do something a bit different!
its worth seeing it in action as a lot of thought has gone into it and it is a good idea, might be good to compare your ideas with what james has done to see if there are any benefits he could incorporate

must remember to order up some new bearings tomorrow am!!!!!!
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But what if it could be accomplshed for a factor of 1.5x the price of a standard trailer?
having seen it in action, even if it was the same price as mine i would stick with mine....having launched in a lot of different places i am very happy with regular roller trailers.. ...however i can see it would appeal to a lot of folks and at the right price could be attractive to many folks
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