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Old 14 May 2008, 04:21   #1
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any better ideas please? :)

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Im picking up another boat shortley, bare hull and console (5.4 searider) no engine - so Im going to use my current trailer - I'm confident the 5.4 will fit no problem, Im going to winch off the sr4 on to some carpet or tyres maybe in the garage itsself, I've done this once before on mud and the method does work, unless anyone has any better ideas or tips
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Old 14 May 2008, 07:47   #2
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I've winched mine off onto my garage floor before, fully rigged with the Yam on the back. I laid out Fence posts (in the garage and not holding up the fence as my wife is quick to point out) about half a dozen of them, and very slowly let it off the rollers, I ended up sitting on the trailer to counterbalance as it came off. Be ready for the winch wanting to fly out of your hand, dont let it get too much momentum.
Was able to winch it back on...just make sure the bottom doesn't drag along the floor !!!!
Its not that scary as long as your winch and strap are in good nick!
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Old 14 May 2008, 13:06   #3
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Why not pay your local tyre fitters a call and borrow a few old tyres. These would make a superb platform for laying the RIB on.
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Old 14 May 2008, 13:28   #4
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Put a couple of small bales of hay behind the boat and pull the trailer out as you slide the bales under the hull - they should be around the right level.
They're light and cheap (or free if you know of a kind farmer/unsecure barn ) and won't mark your hull......oh and when you've finished, you can feed them to your 'orse
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Nah, get a couple of used pallets, put some old carpet on them. Slide the boat off onto them. Now you have the the opportunity of screwing down some angled hull supports/wedges to the pallets. You can then winch the boat back on the trailer and the pallets will drop down as you do it. Tyres just create a mess.
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Last time I dropped a boat off a trailer I slid it onto a partially inflated SIB. Worked a treat.
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Look for a patch of deep grass on your lawn then reverse you boat up at high speed and stand on the brakes. You will need to be doing at least 40 to get it off cleanly but it should be fine

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Old 14 May 2008, 15:38   #8
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Hi,
in January i bought my 5,4 SR from Italy and we changed the trailers at the austrian/italian border on the parking area. I had 2 carries for furnitures with me. So we moved the SR from the one trailer to the carries and then to my trailer .
Worked great and no touch of the ground . 2 pieces of wood left and right under the hull, i used also to fix it in upright position.

The carries are wodden triangle boards with 3 wheels at each corner. To buy for ca 15 Euros.

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Old 14 May 2008, 17:02   #9
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You are a BRAVE man towing a 5.4 on that trailer. Sheesh i just redid all the washers and pins on my rapide and I feel much safer. I only tow circa max of 200 mtrs and I'm a hell of a lot more conservative.

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Hi,
in January i bought my 5,4 SR from Italy and we changed the trailers at the austrian/italian border on the parking area. I had 2 carries for furnitures with me. So we moved the SR from the one trailer to the carries and then to my trailer .
Worked great and no touch of the ground . 2 pieces of wood left and right under the hull, i used also to fix it in upright position.

The carries are wodden triangle boards with 3 wheels at each corner. To buy for ca 15 Euros.

Salute Mike
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Olly, if you want a hand I'm happy to help. I've got a spare trailer which you could put one of boats on too which might be of help. I'm only down the road!
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Put a couple of small bales of hay behind the boat and pull the trailer out as you slide the bales under the hull - they should be around the right level.
They're light and cheap (or free if you know of a kind farmer/unsecure barn ) and won't mark your hull......oh and when you've finished, you can feed them to your 'orse
"Hay Man" we don't all live in the deepest depths of Wales where bales of straw is as abundent as Pubs are around here. This is the concrete jungle around here

I guess hulls are hard old things at the end of the day and anything that stops scratching the bottom as your winching is good, carpet, thick carboard boxes, long grass etc etc... Is OK Olly.
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I guess hulls are hard
So are those Seariders, I know of at least one that has been launched off the top of an ISO container and now back doing sterling service, infact Steve the new owner was down at the Church on Monday. Piece of carpet or several flattened cardboard boxes is all you will need.

When do we see the photos then

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hi ,hope this helps. i used a couple of large cheap air beds from argos,cheers
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Old 15 May 2008, 10:59   #14
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soon as I can pete!! thanks all for tips!
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Protect that hull

I guess the best way to stop to hull from being damaged is to launch it ot some thing soft that gives

i know why not try water
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