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Old 04 July 2007, 07:47   #51
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  1. A metal rod for the brakes, rather than stretchy cables, which always need adjusting.
  2. A winch post with a security chain/cable for the bow eye. Why don't these come as standard?
  3. Galvanised wheel rims.
  4. A spare hub/drum kit, packed with grease and a spare splitpin, for those Sunday nights....
  5. Low roller bunks allowing easy launching in shallow water and easier to climb in and out of the boat
  6. An optional 2' high metal post with fitted towball which you can bolt down to your garage floor, to hold the trailer still and prevent it from tipping while you climb around in the boat. Have an eyebolt attached to this, so if you have an incline into your garage, you can attach the winch strap to the post, to winch the outfit into the garage. I've got one and it's great.

Do I detect a new business venture Mr Wogue Rave?
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Old 04 July 2007, 08:25   #52
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Sod it I'm going to get a mooring and one of those floating things to put the rib on

1 trailer for sale little used with most extras as standard
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Old 04 July 2007, 15:54   #53
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IBWET I'm probably being a little obtuse, yeh yeh not for the 1st time, but could you explain your idea a bit more. ta
A central pivoting point where the Indespension unit currently resides, two arms, one carrying the road wheel/bearing, the other a slave wheel designed for slipping only.

When the road wheel/arm is vertical and in place the other wheel would be as vertical as poss without interfering with the boat.

When you are going to slip, undo the locking pin (after taking the weight with the attached cheap jack), swivel the slave wheel down, lock it in place raise the jack, launch the boat! Reverse to recover.

I'm on 10%.
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Old 04 July 2007, 16:13   #54
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Sod it I'm going to get a mooring and one of those floating things to put the rib on

1 trailer for sale little used with most extras as standard
I'll have the trailer
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Old 04 July 2007, 16:35   #55
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how about some sort of inflatable thing that slips under the rear and floats the trailer
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Old 04 July 2007, 16:47   #56
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how about some sort of inflatable thing that slips under the rear and floats the trailer

Ahh you've seen Davdi Manning recovering a Rib
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Old 04 July 2007, 17:10   #57
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- Disk Brakes
- Hydraulics rather than crap cables
- Built in lighting thats waterproof (ie LED's)
- no need for a trailer board (number plate holder that folds out the way)

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A central pivoting point where the Indespension unit currently resides, two arms, one carrying the road wheel/bearing, the other a slave wheel designed for slipping only.

When the road wheel/arm is vertical and in place the other wheel would be as vertical as poss without interfering with the boat.

When you are going to slip, undo the locking pin (after taking the weight with the attached cheap jack), swivel the slave wheel down, lock it in place raise the jack, launch the boat! Reverse to recover.

I'm on 10%.
Three wheels two for on the road one for launching more stable on the road and easy to lock in position?

5% is the offer
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Old 05 July 2007, 09:20   #59
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Sod it I'm going to get a mooring and one of those floating things to put the rib on
I think they look like a great idea, saves all that hitch up and ditch stuff as well as having to moor up, get the car keys, realise you've a wet bum so the car'll get wet, get the trailer to the water, go back to the boat, realise you've left the boat key in the car, go back to car get key, back to boat, realise tide dropped so need to reverse car a bit more, etc etc.

Wouldnt it be great just to go flat out onto a bit of plastic get off the boat and go home!

Anyone got any recommendations on good boat lifts that dont require power (I'm up a river generally)
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