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Old 22 August 2020, 04:33   #1
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Roller Bank System

I have just bought a 28 Roller Roller Bank system from Extreme Trailers which arrived the other day. This will actually be fitted to the Bunked trailer on one of my solid speed boats which is 17 foot long. It can of course equally be fitted to a Rib. It looks like it will make launch and recovery a lot easier so am going to give it a go. On opening the box it looks like quite a bit of putting together to do

Total cost delivered £360.. So I think quite reasonable

I was wondering if others have this system on their Ribs and if so what they think of it
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...It can of course equally be fitted to a Rib. It looks like it will make launch and recovery a lot easier so am going to give it a go....

I was wondering if others have this system on their Ribs and if so what they think of it
It should certainly assist with launching - but won't it add a lot of drag while underway?

Personally, I'd fit them to the trailer...

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It was actually quicker than I thought. Here they are assembled. Next step is to get them on the trailer with the boat still on the trailer an not a huge amount of space to work
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on one of my solid speed boats which is 17 foot long.

Are they Fletchers by any chance?
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Old 23 August 2020, 00:30   #6
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Some are but not all
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I have used wooden blocks and jacks to lift a boat up. To fit rollers under. It was a bit dodgy.

Nice looking roller system. Looks well built.
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It was actually quicker than I thought. Here they are assembled. Next step is to get them on the trailer with the boat still on the trailer an not a huge amount of space to work


Any update on how this worked out? Be interested to see the trailer setup on completion as I have standard bunks.
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I have still to fit them as I am trying to work out how to get the bunks off with the boat on the trailer. I will indeed report when the work is done
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Look forward to seeing the end result and what you think
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You ever get around to fitting the roller banks in the end?
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I still have them and got scuppered by the lockdown. I will fit them now in the spring. The issue is that with the trailer I have I need the Boat off the trailer to fit them without cutting off the mounts for the Bunks I have. I am in no hurry though
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Had two boats on rollerbunk (ally version ) had 5 metre on 28 roller set and still have 5.85m on 32 roller set ,you can not fault it ,most recent trailer i have rebuilt i bought a 28 roller ally roller bunk and for some strange reason i decided to bend swing arms instead so its still in shed ,,,,Massive mistake no problem but not a patch on rollerbunk ,if you have unrollered bunks then if you go rollerbunk you will only need half the depth of water to load and unload ! (you can practice on your back lawn !! ) only essential thing is chain to winch post at front (which is a must have anyway ) and good straps and strapping points so you do,nt lose it along the road ! yes if set up right its that keen to get off !! "too scary for smallribber ,that s why he has,nt fitted them ..
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Thanks for that..... was wondering how easily it would want to come off the trailer and if it would reduce the depth you need the trailer at for launching
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Thanks for that..... was wondering how easily it would want to come off the trailer and if it would reduce the depth you need the trailer at for launching
From what I have seen they are very good. As Orwell boy said make sure you have a safety chain from the bow eye to the Winch post on the trailer as driving a long way constantly worrying when you go up a hill that your winch might fail and your boat will end up on the M25 is not fun.

Once we have some better weather and all these current difficulties are behind us these will be fitted on the trailer of my 17 foot bowrider fletcher.... I suspect Orwell Boy might give me a hand once he has straightened his winch up
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