Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 20 May 2016, 06:05   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South West
Boat name: SR Adventure 4.7
Length: under 3m
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 102
Will this suffice?

Hello
I have recently acquired a Valiant DR 490 So over the next few months I have lots of questions for all you guys with a wealth of experience
But my first one is please;
I need to get a trailer for the rib but really need to know a ball park weight figure for the rib, motor etc !
Where could I find out Valaint specs for a 16year old rib to get the weight ?
then what would a outboard (50hp 2 smoke), anchor & ropes, tools, fishing gear, sandwhiches :-) etc etc weigh ?? (I guess using 1KG for each litre of fuel would be close enough !)

This Hallmark premeier rollercoaster is advertised on ebay for 500
Hallmark premier rollercoaster trailer boat jetski dinghy | eBay
& the chap says hes used it to carry a 18 foot boat comfortably but when I checked out the indespension page I thought it look a little small (they say 4.5m max boat length which is only 500mm overhang !)
COASTER SWING MINI | Coaster | Marine | Leisure | Trailer Range



So what do you guys think ?
Thanks for any input you can give
__________________

__________________
Fred. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 May 2016, 11:22   #2
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlebar
Boat name: Clewless
Make: Valiant DR 490
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60 hp ETEC
MMSI: Awaitng one
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,239
RIBase
The list weight of the Dr 490 is 213 kg ( I suspect this is a hull only weight and make no allowance for the consol unit). Say rib including console circa 250 kg. 50-60 hp 2 smoke circa 90 kg. Battery 13 kg. Fuel assuming 22 lts say 18kg. Anchor/chain and rope circa 20kg. A frame and bits and bobs circa 20 kg. This sums up to 391 kg.
__________________

__________________
two stroke mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 May 2016, 14:00   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Mercury
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
MMSI: 235074042
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3,573
It's 500 MM too short Fred too much overhang. Indespension do some secondhand ones sometimes.

Cheers
__________________
jeffstevens763@g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 May 2016, 14:31   #4
RIBnet supporter
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,789
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffstevens763@g View Post
It's 500 MM too short Fred too much overhang. Indespension do some secondhand ones sometimes.

Cheers
Agree with you Jeff it looks short better a tad longer than shorter. Shop around till you get the one that is best for the rib there is nothing worse than towing your rib on a trailer that does not cut the mustard so to speak, towing is hard enough without doing with a wrong trailer. It will pay in the long run to take time now and find the right one.
Wish you well and hope you find one.
Cheers
J
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20 May 2016, 16:35   #5
Member
 
beerbelly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: teesside
Make: valiant v570
Length: 5m +
Engine: mercury 100
MMSI: 232012453
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 859
I have my sr4 on one of them and tbh its the longest boat I would put on it .its a shame for you tho as there a good little trailer.(its perfect for me as its quite short so my sr4 fits in my single garage at home perfectly)
__________________
beerbelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 May 2016, 16:57   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: north ayrshire
Boat name: charlie girl
Make: reiver 3.8/regal3760
Length: 10m +
Engine: 40hp 2st 2x6lp 315
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,499
Before you discount it totally I'd put a tape measure over it
I'd assume the 4.5m rating is for a hard boat where the hull will extend to the full length of the boat whereas a rib has tubes which overhang the hull front and back .
Your 4.9 may actually have a shorter hull than a 4.5m hard boat
Also remember an sr4 is over 4m it's not 4.9 but it isn't 4m either
It looks from others calculations that it's good for the weight I'd measure it next to the boat if possible before you discount it totally
__________________
beamishken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 May 2016, 20:22   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South West
Boat name: SR Adventure 4.7
Length: under 3m
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 102
Thank All for you Advice especially, 2stroke mick for the weights (where did you find the hull weight please :-) )
The trailer was 242 miles away from me & not that cheap so which is why I was hesitant, & couldnt really check it out ! & to be honest I wanted other peoples opinions (especially as I thought it looked small on the indespension page !)
- but I am Gagging to get a trailer so I can float this Rib :-)


Thanks for your replies
__________________
Fred. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 May 2016, 01:59   #8
Member
 
beerbelly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: teesside
Make: valiant v570
Length: 5m +
Engine: mercury 100
MMSI: 232012453
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 859
there is a cheaper roller trailer on ebay that may be longer
__________________
beerbelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 May 2016, 02:01   #9
Member
 
beerbelly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: teesside
Make: valiant v570
Length: 5m +
Engine: mercury 100
MMSI: 232012453
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 859
Bramber quality boat jetski jet ski jet-ski rib roller rollercoaster trailer | eBay
__________________
beerbelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 May 2016, 05:22   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: north ayrshire
Boat name: charlie girl
Make: reiver 3.8/regal3760
Length: 10m +
Engine: 40hp 2st 2x6lp 315
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,499
If your desperate to get on the water then why not get the trailer and if too short replace the draw bar for a longer one
I'm sure someone on this forum did exactly that and got a replacement from the manufacturer for about 40 quid
It's good for the weight which is usually more of a problem than the length
Better being boating than sat at home scouring the classifieds wishing you were boating
__________________

__________________
beamishken is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.