Originally Posted by jeffstevens763@g
That's easy to do on your trailer Rich
all you would need is a cross bar at the front box section would be best for strength ( the metal store sell that) the small T bunks you have (4 at the back) carry two forward on to the bar leave the other two buy some buffalo board for your bunks between the two just make sure they aren't too long between the supports. When you have done it you might need a keel bunk at the front or run one right through to support the engine.
You will have to block up on the supports to clear the mudguards and get rid of the rollers replace with wood for fixing the bunks also looks like you can extend the axel which might help especially if you can get the Mudgard clear of the boat and have the boat low down which is great for launching you will have to play with it best for you.
Thanks for the suggestions. The boat is slightly wider than the inside of the mudguards and with the inflated keel on the middle roller, the side tubes sit a few inches above the mudguards.
There are some useful holes already drilled in about the right place for a front cross member.
I read that I want to set the bunks to sit just where the hull/keel meets the tubes.
I might add some short side bunks onto the mudguards to locate the boat - side to side when getting back on the trailer.
I'll look up buffalo boards - never heard of that!
I assume carpet lining is just a case of stapling on some man-made carpet? (no doubt there is a 'marine grade' version for ££££!)
I wasn't sure how much, if any, support is really needed on the keel, if I have decent length bunks.
I plan to add some support for the transome and a much wider bow pad, more suitable for an inflatable.
Box section steel is pretty cheap, so that's no problem.