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Re: Trailer question [Re: pepin] #158374
10/27/08 11:36 AM
10/27/08 11:36 AM
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Well what I meant to say was to cut the foam to fit the entire length of the hull, so there is no single pressure point. I have seen this done with several trailors, some A cats and others.


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Re: Trailer question [Re: Timbo] #158379
10/27/08 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Timbo
Well what I meant to say was to cut the foam to fit the entire length of the hull, so there is no single pressure point. I have seen this done with several trailors, some A cats and others.
Oh, I see! Quite a lot of foam to find and cut. And boats don't slide that well on foam so loading and unloading might be interesting. But still, interesting idea...

Re: Trailer question [Re: Timbo] #158416
10/27/08 09:42 PM
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Actually, for the NACRA 5.0 I had for 17 years I had long 2x6's that were covered with carpet pads and carpet and it worked great for that boat as the bottom of the hulls were literally straight! Probably the "ideal" would be a flatbed of sorts as you suggest but carrying the boat upside down supported on the front beam and rear beam in the middle with high density foam beneath the entire front beam and middle of the rear beam with foam cutouts under the bows. That way the hulls are bearing down on the beams so no "hanging" of the hulls at all and no loadbearing except where hulls are designed for it. Only problem is the PITA one would have to go through unless you developed a simple/reliable system to "flip" the boat onto the trailer-

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Re: Trailer question [Re: CaptainKirt] #158427
10/28/08 04:20 AM
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Originally Posted by CaptainKirt
Timbo-
Actually, for the NACRA 5.0 I had for 17 years I had long 2x6's that were covered with carpet pads and carpet and it worked great for that boat as the bottom of the hulls were literally straight! Probably the "ideal" would be a flatbed of sorts as you suggest but carrying the boat upside down supported on the front beam and rear beam in the middle with high density foam beneath the entire front beam and middle of the rear beam with foam cutouts under the bows. That way the hulls are bearing down on the beams so no "hanging" of the hulls at all and no loadbearing except where hulls are designed for it. Only problem is the PITA one would have to go through unless you developed a simple/reliable system to "flip" the boat onto the trailer-

Kirt
My boat is stored mast up on its trailer 99% of the time. Flipping it on its trailer is completely out of the question for me smile

Re: Trailer question [Re: pepin] #158488
10/28/08 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by pepin
My boat is stored mast up on its trailer 99% of the time. Flipping it on its trailer is completely out of the question for me smile


I've seen it done. Twice.

Re: Trailer question [Re: ] #160003
11/10/08 12:25 PM
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I also have multiple boats & multiple trailers. My solution for versatility is to install a 2" straight roller on each side of the rear trailer beam that is 17.5" long. (Rollers are 13.5" plus 2" endcaps on each end). Once the boat is on the trailer, put a cradle under the rear hull that fits over the roller. The cradles also fit the cat trax axle and the 2" trailer beam in front. (These are not the Cat Trax cradles) Because the cradles are not attached, I can move them in and out to accommodate boats of various widths. The 2" straight rollers are available at West Marine, Bass Pro and other boating / trailer supply stores. Shipshape makes the rollers in 9" sections. Get 3 rollers and cut one in half. Use 1 and 1/2 roller on each side with endcaps.

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