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Re: Decisions

Postby Andy B » 09 Oct 2017, 20:09

I toyed with the idea of fitting a couple of balloon wheels to the back of my trailer.
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Re: Decisions

Postby Paul » 09 Oct 2017, 21:59

Paul B wrote:
Andy B wrote:Bunked trailer, problem solved :D

My trailer is bunked anyway Andy, but the extra support sits directly under the centre of the transom

Likewise I had a roller to support the transom on a previous sib

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Trailertek do loads of stuff to modify trailers to suit your needs and lots of other goodies too http://www.trailertek.com/?gclid=CLa9_t ... GwodIuIB7g
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Re: Decisions

Postby Boatmanjohn123 » 10 Oct 2017, 17:15

Excuse my ignorance I'm an new to and finding it very helpful. How does the roller support the transom. Is it for support or to make launching easier. As I may get one to fit. Thanx again.
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Re: Decisions

Postby Paul » 10 Oct 2017, 20:09

John
On a majority of bunked trailers only the tubes are supported, the hull/keel isn't supported.
If transporting the boat with the outboard fitted to the transom the weight will cause the transom area to bounce up and down exerting load on the glued sections to the tubes/hull possibly causing premature failure.
By fitting a support, a roller to ease launching/retrieving, positioned directly below the transom in this load area will eliminate the bounce/loading.
The transom does move whilst underway on the water however the load is spread over a much larger area which isnt the case whilst trailering.
Hope this explanation makes sense :|
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Re: Decisions

Postby Boatmanjohn123 » 10 Oct 2017, 20:20

Very well explained thank you Paul. I'm tempted to remove middle and replace as you say with a roller support below transom. Alternatively perhaps try and put a roller on middle bunk???
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Re: Decisions

Postby Paul » 10 Oct 2017, 20:43

John
If you're going to add a roller then the wider the better to add support over a wider area.
Companies like Trailertek http://www.trailertek.com do a variety of rollers to suit your needs http://www.trailertek.com/trailer-parts ... gs/rollers a 'V' roller like this for example http://www.trailertek.com/trailer-parts ... r-v-roller
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Re: Decisions

Postby Boatmanjohn123 » 10 Oct 2017, 20:58

Thank you Paul, your a star. May remove middle bunk and try that
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