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Using the boat => Trailers, towing & launching => Topic started by: RollyDrifter on May 03, 2019, 06:16:16 PM

Title: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
Post by: RollyDrifter on May 03, 2019, 06:16:16 PM
Hi Hello .

I’ve had my WB for a couple of years but not used her much, hoping to change that this year ....

I’ve towed and launched happily but have been thinking about improving launching if I can .

I have a Bradley Rapid , break back (non rollercoaster cradle) trailer , nice big 13” tyres and am fitting a “launch winch” to help her back to the tipping point .

I’ve just been studying the rollers at the rear and think they are actually in the way of the bulge plates !! Which makes me suspect I’ve struggled with them before , the previous owner had her lifted in/out so may not even have launched from the trailer at all .

I can see the sense of help in the bow align, but with the WB about 4’ up the trailer (during recovery) I suspect the bulge plates can’t fail to hit the roller axles ...

I’d be happy to hear thought...

Thanks
Rolly
Title: Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
Post by: RollyDrifter on May 03, 2019, 06:17:27 PM
Sorry , will add a photo when I work out how :-)
Title: Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
Post by: RollyDrifter on May 03, 2019, 09:09:18 PM
Got it !
Title: Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
Post by: dave_cawston on May 07, 2019, 10:12:42 AM
You are spot on, the WB roller coasters had specially fabricated components to avoid this problem.
Title: Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
Post by: dave_cawston on May 07, 2019, 10:15:49 AM
Note the original anti-fouling, 32 years old.  Shows how little we use 'Markie'
Title: Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
Post by: RollyDrifter on May 13, 2019, 09:51:10 PM
That makes sense , thanks .
They have been moved to the spares pile ...

Am sceptical that it’s possible to launch or recover a WB from a breakback trailer and keep the hubs dry , but will keep thinking ... am playing with the idea of building a telescopic rear trailer extension, for use only on the slipway (pushes forward for travel ) ...

Thanks
Title: Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
Post by: dave_cawston on May 14, 2019, 07:25:21 PM
Launch and recovery so easy with my modified roller coaster (now breakback) trailer, dry hubs, dry feet, look on youtube     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnpfvGfcDr0
Title: Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
Post by: RollyDrifter on May 14, 2019, 10:29:25 PM
Thanks , yes , I think I’m overthinking it :-)