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Old 29 September 2014, 23:25   #41
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H/H: What are the holes in the docking arm receivers for, sprung pins ?.
Sorry Camelgas did you mean the upright tube? or the brackets that hold them?

The plan for the tube is nylon pipe- to act as a roller and it'll be a bit more sympathetic than galv tube rubbing against the boat (which reminds me I need to drill another hole at the bottom of the tube).

If you mean the bracket that they slot into (on the trailer chassis) the holes are for weld nuts so I can use a "hand knob" to tighten it up.
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Old 29 September 2014, 23:33   #42
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I'd suggest going with solid lumber. Ply delaminates when it gets wet unless you take a whole lot of care to seal it.

As to carpet, it wears, and will eventually need to be replaced, but any good heavy outdoor rated carpet should do OK (outdoor rated meaning water resistant, and mold/mildew and UV treated.) [Note: Just realized you've a SIB rather than a RIB; carpet wear is likely not going to be an issue anywhere but under the transom.]

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Thanks for the advice jyasaki, I was hoping marine ply would be ok but I don't really do woodwork.
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Old 30 September 2014, 03:48   #43
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Use a Trex type recycled decking material, and it will last as long as the trailer. You can change carpeting down the road.

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Old 30 September 2014, 07:10   #44
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H/H : Yes, brackets on trailer !.
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Old 30 September 2014, 17:19   #45
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Use a Trex type recycled decking material, and it will last as long as the trailer. You can change carpeting down the road.

Composite Decking | Wood Alternative Decks & Boards | Trex

That's a blimmin great idea.

I was looking to make some signposts a while ago, steel posts with recycled plastic fingers at the top. I got in touch with Filcris who were really helpful.

They said it can be worked like wood, sanded or routed and like you say it'll last forever.

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Old 03 November 2014, 21:20   #46
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Winch bracket.
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Old 03 November 2014, 21:26   #47
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Grab handles and roller bracket, nylon billet which will end up as a roller.
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Working out the nose weight/axle position.
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Old 03 November 2014, 21:35   #49
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Axle bracket thingies and axle taking shape.
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Weld nuts, brackets, odds and sods.
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Old 21 December 2014, 17:29   #51
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I saw this trailer in person today and it is a work of art !, the attention to detail and craftsmanship is VERY impressive.

If anyone on this forum needs anything fabricating/welding , this has got to be the man to speak too , as this is first class work and a nice bloke to boot.

Thanks again Jim it was good to meet you and The return journey went smoothly. cheers. Julian.
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Old 22 December 2014, 18:47   #52
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Thanks again Jim it was good to meet you and The return journey went smoothly. cheers. Julian.

Thank you, those are very kind words. It was good to meet you too Julian and I'm glad you got the trailer back in one piece, hopefully it'll serve you well for a few years.



I'd better update the thread.......
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Old 22 December 2014, 19:04   #53
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To be honest I haven't done a great deal to it recently, other jobs have taken priority.


I've added an axle.
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More of the axle
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I got a light board as it was much cheaper than individual LED lights. It's mounted on sliding arms with weird brackets because the holes in the board didn't match the width of my rails.

I might re-think the light board at a later date, any bits and bobs that bolt to the main trailer chassis can be changed but once the main bit's galvanised there's no going back.
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Spare wheel carrier, opposite the winch handle up front.
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And thanks to Peter C for his inspired idea for bunk material.....

They're not finished yet, I'm hoping to weld the joint to make it a little smarter but that'll have to wait until the final fitting.
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Old 22 December 2014, 19:37   #58
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And that's about it for now.

I got a box of nuts and bolts and I think the way ahead is to put it all together and take it for an IVA with VOSA before I get it galvanised. I'd be gutted if they wanted something changing after it got dipped.

Has anyone put a trailer through an IVA?
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Old 02 January 2015, 01:09   #59
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I've been very impressed with the quality of your work. I haven't put a trailer through IVA, but these docs may assist. They have certain pertinent info; lighting location dims, requirement for mudflaps, etc., the things some people may miss, before submitting.

All the best, Ben

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vca/additional...er-seminar.pdf


http://www.dft.gov.uk/vca/vehicletype/trailers.asp

Alternatively, this could just be a really old thread and you actually completed the trailer build prior to the end of October 2014, in which case you don't need to worry about any of it...
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these docs may assist.

Hi Ben thanks for the links, I appreciate the input and apologies for not replying sooner I've been away from my computer and didn't fancy trying to post on my phone.



I trawled through some of the links prior to starting the build but the trailer seminar one is new to me and gleans more useful nuggets .


The thread's current by the way (it's just taking ages to build the thing!). I've done a few other bits which I'll update now.



I screwed the bunks on....
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