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Decision made, ordering tomorrow

Postby PaulR » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:53 pm

Well after whats seems like an eternity I have finally made my decision and will be placing an order tomorrow for my new setup. :yay
New Honwave T38
New Tohatsu 20hp outboard
New Trailer
I would just like to thank you all for your advice over the last few weeks, it has helped me massively.
I have decided not to take delivery of the setup until the new year as there is no point in me having it yet as I will not be using it until the slightly warmer weather shows its face.
Thanks again everyone :clappy
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Re: Decision made, ordering tomorrow

Postby Steve » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:37 pm

Excellent Paul - well done!

Which trailer did you decide on in the end?

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Re: Decision made, ordering tomorrow

Postby Paul » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:30 pm

Nice one PaulR :clappy
New boats first inflation has to be in the lounge or family room ohyeh don't laugh we've all done it :lol:
New generation Tohatsu 20 :mrgreen: I'll be interested in your thoughts please ;-) I've the last generation 20 and it's been a cracking motor :D
Enjoy :!:
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Re: Decision made, ordering tomorrow

Postby PaulR » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:03 am

Steve wrote:Excellent Paul - well done!

Which trailer did you decide on in the end?

:cheers


Hi Steve
Its the extreme trailer I believe, I will know more after tomorrow. Is a bunked trailer or roller trailer better for sibs?. The bunked style look to give a more equally spread support to the tubes but what do i know :shame

Paul wrote:Nice one PaulR :clappy
New boats first inflation has to be in the lounge or family room ohyeh don't laugh we've all done it :lol:
New generation Tohatsu 20 :mrgreen: I'll be interested in your thoughts please ;-) I've the last generation 20 and it's been a cracking motor :D
Enjoy :!:
:cheers


Hi Paul
Mentioned to the wife your comment regarding setting up in the front room, it was hard to tell if it was a smile or a grimace I got back in return :sos , needless to say I blamed you :twisted:
Having only really owned jet powered boats I have no idea about what to expect from the outboard, I chose the Tohatsu because of weight, price, comments from the guys on here and reading up on different makes on the internet. I very nearly went for the Suzuki, it was a very close call.
Next job on the list is towbar fitting to the car
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Re: Decision made, ordering tomorrow

Postby Paul B » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:21 am

For a sib you want a bunked trailerss it offers far more support than a roller trailer
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Re: Decision made, ordering tomorrow

Postby Mitch » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:36 am

Ain’t got a clue about trailers but glad you got it sorted in the end Paul.
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Re: Decision made, ordering tomorrow

Postby Steve » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:15 am

PaulR wrote:
Hi Steve
Its the extreme trailer I believe, I will know more after tomorrow. Is a bunked trailer or roller trailer better for sibs?. The bunked style look to give a more equally spread support to the tubes but what do i know :shame


Hi Paul

I think you want one of these: https://www.extrememarine.co.uk/extreme ... a366qrplt5

I have to say I’ve also gone through a rapid learning curve with towing, and it took a while to get the right tow bar for the car. But the Extreme trailers do look good though, and the bunked version is best for the T38...

In fact I think you’ve got a great setup there, with a nice lightweight motor!

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Re: Decision made, ordering tomorrow

Postby The Hobbit » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:36 am

Good job!!! :clappy :drive
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Re: Decision made, ordering tomorrow

Postby Paul B » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:55 am

Paul B wrote:For a sib you want a bunked trailerss it offers far more support than a roller trailer

If your going to trailer the sib with the engine on the transom, you will need to make sure that it has keel roller or some kind of support directly under the transom
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Re: Decision made, ordering tomorrow

Postby Martin » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:19 pm

Paul B wrote:
Paul B wrote:For a sib you want a bunked trailers it offers far more support than a roller trailer

If your going to trailer the sib with the engine on the transom, you will need to make sure that it has keel roller or some kind of support directly under the transom


I'm not sure about the Extreme listed above, It quotes the overall length is 3.8m. If your craft is 3.8m that seems a little too short to me :LMT
No roller at the rear - just a carpet platform, Yes bunks are best for the inflatables to sit on, but the honwave air floor and keel set up imo would be far better suited to have a roller fitted pre bunk to allow you to slide the craft on easier. If the overall length is 3.8m and it allows a 3.8m boat (with overhang) how can you support the transom/outboard? :?

Just my input, I'm sure others will have ideas to add.


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