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Old 16 May 2013, 12:43   #1
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Trailer for inflatable

Hi all,

Looking for a road trailer to carry a 4m inflatable. Will be used to carry the boat up and down 500m on the public road and launch, so the cheaper the better. Best I've found so far is £545:

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Anybody know of anything cheaper?

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Old 16 May 2013, 12:54   #2
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I bought a bunked trailer from ebay for about £120. Keep your eyes on there and they do appear.

Buying a local scrap speed boat package may well do the job for you and scrap the junk on top of the required trailer.
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Old 16 May 2013, 13:15   #3
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for that short distance I would buy an old caravan chassis and convert it to bunks if you want cheap.
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Old 16 May 2013, 13:38   #4
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Old 16 May 2013, 15:51   #5
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Thanks for that guys. I'm always looking at local stuff on ebay. Main problem is that I'm in the Highlands of Scotland so anything useful is usually 200+ miles away. Nice idea about a junk speedboat, but I'm guessing that scrapping a boat legally is going to cost me more than I'd save on not buying a new one....

Something like a basic kit (wheels, axles, suspension etc) that I can put together and modify myself would do the trick...
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Old 16 May 2013, 16:01   #6
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one of these and a few bits of 2" angle iron then

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one of these and a few bits of 2" angle iron then

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Now that could be a welding project for me ...would still prefer to get something cheap off the shelf, but could have a go at this. Anybody know what the legal situation is re home made trailers? Do they have to have paperwork?
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only new build homemade trailer needs a ticket , modify an old trailer and your ok.
homemade boat trailer on a caravan chassis is possible for £100/ 150.
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only new build homemade trailer needs a ticket , modify an old trailer and your ok.
homemade boat trailer on a caravan chassis is possible for £100/ 150.
I think this may be the way to go. I guess that as long as the modified trailer still has its original id plate on it then it's a mod rather than a newbuild, however severe the mod is
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Does anybody have any experience of using a JS06 Vario for a sib? They're supposed to be for jetskis, but I'm told that they can be adjusted to carry a sib.
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Hi there. I carry my 3.5metre honwave on a vario trailer and works perfectly. I think any thing larger and the transom would not sit on the bunks unless you put longer bunks on it. But would think it would be unbalanced.
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I am looking at a 4m honwave. Wondering if it might go if I move the jockey wheel and front stop right forward....
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Mine is as far forward as it can go with the 3.5. The only way you could move it further forward would be to extend the drawbar. But the width on mine is also at the limit in my opinion so if the 4m is wider that may also be an issue. I think you could make it fit but would never be ideal. Hope this helps johnny
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Can anyone advise me? Is it necessary to have a trailer for a Honwave T40 or would the T35 be more suitable for transporting in my car
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Can anyone advise me? Is it necessary to have a trailer for a Honwave T40 or would the T35 be more suitable for transporting in my car
I wouldnt want to use either without a trailer, great Sibs but heavy and a pain to assemble. I know that with practice you can get it down to under 30 mins full assembly time, but you can assemble a T38 airfloor in 5 mins without practice !

I had a T40 last year, lasted 1 trip without a trailer. Using a Zodiac Futura Fastroller this year, a lot easier with no trailer.
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Tohatsu 20 or Honda 20 which is the better?
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