Originally Posted by Limecc
I get this and it's good advice but how do you dry launch and how can it simulate reality? Hulls have different drafts, depths of V and all will float differently. Water is level and the trailer on an incline.
Obviously it would have to be hitched to prevent the trailer tipping.
As it stands now I worry about the stability of a (rear) heavy boat with small footprint on the trailer when towing. If I had to swerve or do an emergency manoeuvre then wow.. Load might shift or worse.
Ok ,bit of poetic liscence here , i try to never immerse more than the tyre wall plus maybe an inch ,but my slip is also steep into deep water so all helps however when i approach the first rollers they are well above water level ,as the bow approaches the first roller set tips to the shape of the hull /bow ,i then start winching up , if you have a look at the rollerbunk system which i have on my 19 ft rib trailer (best system by a mile for dry loading ) ,look carefully at the first pair of rollers ,they are positioned in order to pick up the bow as it aproaches ,,ps i never drive my boat onto the trailer ) , swinging cradles are all right and i have them on my 5.3 trailer so work ok ,but as they swing to recieve the bow the rollers are facing and fowling the tubes ,not a big issue but don,t love the thought of hypalon on the rollers
I know folks generally dont worry about dunking but i just feel happier when i set out on the road that hubs and brakes are in the safest condition they can be ,the thought of failing on our way to your venue does,nt bear thinking about . sorry i am a trailer anorak