Boat trailer

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Bruce123
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Boat trailer

Post by Bruce123 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:32 am

Hi All
I'm looking for advice on trailer purchase for a speedwell I live in Ross on Wye and intend on taking the boat up to the Scottish Highland to pike fish so i'm guessing i'm looking at a four wheel braked trailer with 13 inch wheels and a load capacity of around two ton ? Any advice would be appreciated
Cheers Bruce

happyharvey
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Re: Boat trailer

Post by happyharvey » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:47 pm

Hi Bruce,
I am no expert but what you are suggesting sounds fair to me.
I believe a Speedwell weighs about 800kg. So with a good sized outboard it should be no more than a tonne. Add to this enough to cover the rest of your kit and fuel etc. maybe 1300kg all up. So assuming I have got my figures right I would consider a trailer with a capacity of 1500kg minimum.
I personally like twin axle trailers particularly when towing greater distances but they are a pain if you want to manoeuvre un-hitched.

Regards,

Harvey.

Bruce123
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Re: Boat trailer

Post by Bruce123 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:01 pm

Hi Harvey
Thanks for the reply
I prefer the belt and braces approach and with a little to spare

Bruce

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Re: Boat trailer

Post by dellquay13 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:49 pm

Hi,

A word to the wise, but don't forget the weight of the trailer itself needs to be deducted from the capacity, before you add up the boat, engine and extras.

Hope this helps

Chris
1987 F4 mk4, 70hp 4str Yamaha. Milford Haven and seaward to a 40mile radius.

Bruce123
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Re: Boat trailer

Post by Bruce123 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:04 pm

Hi Chris
Hadn't considered that Thanks for the advice

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Re: Boat trailer

Post by daveinglasgow » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:33 pm

Hi

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Bruce123
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Re: Boat trailer

Post by Bruce123 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:05 pm

Hi Dave
Thanks for the post i'll be giving you a call in the new year
Cheers Bruce

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