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Old 14 April 2016, 08:49   #1
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Trailer Sizing

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I am looking to get a trailer from the USA that will fit both our 9m and 10m (with bracket) RIBs. This trailer would primarily be used for pulling out the water to service engines, and also to move the boats in case of a hurricane.

Our topography is almost completely flat and would only be towing a maximum of 10-miles, more than likely 1-2 miles each way.

The issue I am seeing is that the USA trailers are designed for fiberglass boats, so if I look at trailers in the 30-32' range they are designed to hold 10,000lb+ and are triple axle and expensive.

Any thoughts on what to look for?
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Old 14 April 2016, 14:25   #2
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Your typical rib of9- 10m is probably on a hull that is more like a 7-8m hard boat so I'd be looking at smaller trailers as it's only going to be the hull that's sat on the trailer not the tubes that hang out the back and front
American trailers are often over length for their size anyway
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Old 14 April 2016, 16:10   #3
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Remember - they probably don't have brakes like most in Boston Whaler trailers in UK so illegal here for towing
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Remember - they probably don't have brakes like most in Boston Whaler trailers in UK so illegal here for towing
He's in the Bahamas so doubt he'll be towing in the UK ☺
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Old 14 April 2016, 16:30   #5
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You would probably get away with a basic double axle trailer and an extended tongue

If not going on the road then pretty much anything rated for near the weight will work so a showcasing supply is limited where you are just get something that will support the hull and the weight of the engines bunks seem the norm in the US far more than here where rollers are more popular
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Old 14 April 2016, 16:43   #6
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He's in the Bahamas so doubt he'll be towing in the UK ☺

Probably not but he may want to stop
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Old 15 April 2016, 03:34   #7
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Don't know what your regs are like there but for something as basic as you appear to want, would it not be cheaper to get one built at a local shop?
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