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Old 01 March 2021, 06:55   #1
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Hi everyone, Iíve got a 4m sib and Iím looking for a trailer for very occasional use.
Is there and doí or dontís when looking for a trailer for a sib.
Has anyone got anything for sale? Any help/advice is much appreciated.
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I had a bunked trailer, works better for a sib then rollers as gives more support / spreads the load.

You do see them as a kit from e-bay, or most manufacturers do a small enough one.
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Hi everyone, Iíve got a 4m sib and Iím looking for a trailer for very occasional use.

Is there and doí or dontís when looking for a trailer for a sib.

Has anyone got anything for sale? Any help/advice is much appreciated.

Paul


Are you looking for a trailer to keep the SIB inflated on I.E. a boat trailer, or one to store & transport the rolled up boat & engine in, a box trailer?
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Sorry I didn’t make it clear. I’m looking for a trailer to carry the inflated boat on. It’s an Excel Volaire with the v hull not a flat bottom.
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Thanks for your reply. Are roller trailers a no no then?
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Sorry I didnít make it clear. Iím looking for a trailer to carry the inflated boat on. Itís an Excel Volaire with the v hull not a flat bottom.
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I have a Volaire too. Iíd go bunked for a SIB, unless youíre willing to go overboard with the rollers & add extras.
Ps. I keep mine deflated in a box trailer, hence the question.
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Itís so confusing, some people are saying because of the relatively light weight and trailer will do as long as itís strapped down correctly. And others are insisting that I should have a bunked trailer.
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Itís so confusing, some people are saying because of the relatively light weight and trailer will do as long as itís strapped down correctly. And others are insisting that I should have a bunked trailer.


You need to consider that if itís on rollers, the weight is point loaded, add in the additional force of it being strapped down/engine/fuel/gubbins etc. THEN, the stresses involved in towing, potholes, kerbs, speed humps etc. Before you know it you could have wear points on the hull. Itís not like a RIB where the solid hull can spread the weight. If you can get a trailer with lots of the ďbobbinĒ type rollers, youíd be ok, but I think this would be more expensive than bunks.
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Thanks for the advice Dave. I will keep my eyes open for a bunked trailer.

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Thanks for the advice Dave. I will keep my eyes open for a bunked trailer.



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Have you spoken to Terry & see what he suggests for the Volaire?
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I havenít but itís a good idea. All the new bunked trailers Iím looking at are over £1000, I just canít justify that sort of money for one when I might only use it 3 or 4 times a year...
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I havenít but itís a good idea. All the new bunked trailers Iím looking at are over £1000, I just canít justify that sort of money for one when I might only use it 3 or 4 times a year...


If youíre only going to use it so infrequently, how about making a cradle that would sit in a conventional trailer. You can hire a trailer cheap enough for a week. No capital outlay/maintenance/storage. You could make the cradle so it rolls out of the trailer to aid launch/recovery.
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Seen a number of sibs on adapted bike and box trailers. Being so light a roof rack frame on a box works great, and gives you the advantage of having the box for all the other bits.
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