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Old 04 August 2020, 09:57   #1
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Weird Trailer Question

Ages ago, might have been on Ribnet, I came across a short vid and some pics of a really neat customised boat trailer.

Essentially the trailer carried a cradle (which the boat sat on). To launch / recover, you simply (via hydraulic/electric) pushed the cradle off the rear of the trailer into the water - bit like a unloading/loading a skip or a slide back car loader.

I'd be really interested in finding this vid or pics again as I'd like to look at the possibility of building something like this. Obviously not suitable for every boat/trailer combo due to extra weight, but if anyone has any knowledge, be very grateful if you'd like to share!
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Old 04 August 2020, 13:24   #2
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You might be thinking of Bedajim's creation? I can't find the original thread but as I recall he basically made a really beefed up version of a dinghy combi trailer which used an electric winch for recovery...
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Old 04 August 2020, 17:54   #3
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There was a trailer like you describe offered for sale so the sales section might be a good place to start. I think a out 2 or 3 years ago.

Depending how big a boat its for they are popular with sailing dinghys so plenty of small combi trailers a out to take inspiration from & scale up if you want bigger
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Old 04 August 2020, 17:58   #4
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Yeah, that's the one Bedajim built. I used it once, very good, particularly after he put an electric winch on it.
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Hi,

If I'm thinking of the same one, it was custom built and sold with a 7.5m Osprey Vipermax that now resides in our dry stack. The owner (who I believe is on here as "Dave White") sold the trailer as he no longer needed it. He's a very meticulous man so I'm sure he'll still have lots of pics and details. I'll mention your post when I next see him.

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Thanks so much for the replies - searched davewhite and found it in the for sale section - great stuff. Thanks
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Only one I could find

https://youtu.be/tXi5d4zQkC8
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