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Old 26 March 2007, 19:50   #1
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Trailer Borrowing for 6.2m

I've done the tape measure bit and all looks a little tight so just to make sure...

Is there anyone local to me who could lend me a trailer suitable for a 6.2m Max RIB. I don't want a monster trailer, just a normal size trailer for a 6.2m, to size up my driveway before placing an order for my new RIB and buying a trailer of my own.
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Old 26 March 2007, 23:21   #2
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Andy sorry you should have asked last week but now she has gone.

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Old 27 March 2007, 03:05   #3
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Hi Andy,

I have a De Graaf for our Ribcraft 585. It is at Hamble. I realise it is a tad smaller than you need, but if it would be a point on the curve, you are welcome to try it one Sunday whilst we are out on the water!

PM me if you want to try it. We should be down Sunday this week.

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Old 27 March 2007, 06:46   #4
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Thanks Tony, I might well have bought one by then as when I did a bit of phoning around to get some general dimentions I was offered a trailer suitable for a 5.8 speedboat (which should suit a 6.2 RIB) at what I thought was a fair price. Might well go down and see it at 5.30 today and see if I can't offer a deposit to try and buy.
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Old 27 March 2007, 06:50   #5
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I've done the tape measure bit and all looks a little tight so just to make sure...

Is there anyone local to me who could lend me a trailer suitable for a 6.2m Max RIB. I don't want a monster trailer, just a normal size trailer for a 6.2m, to size up my driveway before placing an order for my new RIB and buying a trailer of my own.

So, what might the 6.2m rib be?
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Old 27 March 2007, 06:52   #6
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You'll have to Guess

Might be a 5.8 though.

It's gonna have 150 horses on the back though
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You'll have to Guess

Might be a 5.8 though.

It's gonna have 150 horses on the back though

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Old 27 March 2007, 07:04   #8
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Round of applause.

On the button
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Very nice
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Might be a 5.8 though.

It's gonna have 150 horses on the back though
Good choice squire, are you going to do the fit out yourself?
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Old 27 March 2007, 12:39   #11
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Yep!

Know the new job's been sorted I'm turning my attentions to boaty things.

Went to see a Halmark roller coaster 8 trailer today and although he couldn't offer me a better deal than 1680 there where lots of extras like a spare wheel carrier and wheel, triple lock hitch, trailer board and the possibility to have replacement (blue) rollers fitted. He said he would sell me Batteries for my new RIB at half price and a good deal on a wheel clamp.

The overall length was 6.7 meters from rollers to hitch, this should be OK for a 6.2m RIB? Wouldn't it?
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Old 27 March 2007, 15:07   #12
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Andy you are most welcome to borrow my DeGraaff twin axle (7.3m 2tonnes max). Its in Portsmouth. PM me if you want it.
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Cheers Tim, I really wanted something more the actual size of trailer I'll be using. But might just go and buy one at the weekend anyway.
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Andy the trailer has a movable drawbar. You could make it smaller to suite if you wanted - its only four nuts. Your more than welcome if that would help.
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Good luck Andy. As I am just going through fitting out an Osprey, if there is anything I can do to help...................
What console are you going for?
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Old 27 March 2007, 15:26   #16
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Thanks Tim, I'll keep you posted.

Ian, I haven't a clue what console I'm fitting. The one I want isn't for sale seperatly from the boat and am still waiting for a local quote

Have you any suggestions?

I thought of a double console with built in front seat, 1.5 front jockeys with a wide rear bench with deeply padded seat

A frame will be a bit special because a normal one will be too wide for my fishing and would like to try something a little different.
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Andy,
There are a number of options around consoles, and I really did not sort things properly. In the interests of saving time I went for the easy option, and bought an Outhill. Now I have to face quite a bit of fibre-glassing to get the driving position right - not ideal.
Worth spending some time on - height of wheel, height above seat, angle of wheel, space for instruments, space to get between console and tubes but wide enough to provide protection, its a minefield - sorry if I am telling you how to suck eggs. PM me if you want some specifics. Good luck
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Ian M: Are you re-positioning your console?
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No mate, you're not telling me to suck eggs

I'm after a console during the early stages of build and when they get to the fixing of console and seating I'll take it all up there. I'll get Osprey to fit them as I want them to finish flow coating the deck last.

Outhill are mega money and I would like something a little special for the console. A local fibreglass shop has a built console mould which I'd like him to modifiy a little to provide a angled foot rest and clearance for my legs. I would also like him to give the console some better lines which shuld be easy to do.
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Old 27 March 2007, 17:09   #20
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Ian M: Are you re-positioning your console?
No, I am not re-positoning the console, but I am going to change the position and angle of the face where the steering is mounted. I've been talked through what I need to do by someone who should know, so all I've got to do is GET ON WITH IT!
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