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RollyDrifter

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Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
« on: May 03, 2019, 06:16:16 PM »
Hi Hello .

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

Iíve 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 13Ē tyres and am fitting a ďlaunch winchĒ to help her back to the tipping point .

Iíve just been studying the rollers at the rear and think they are actually in the way of the bulge plates !! Which makes me suspect Iíve 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 4í up the trailer (during recovery) I suspect the bulge plates canít fail to hit the roller axles ...

Iíd be happy to hear thought...

Thanks
Rolly

RollyDrifter

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Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 06:17:27 PM »
Sorry , will add a photo when I work out how :-)

RollyDrifter

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Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 09:09:18 PM »
Got it !

dave_cawston

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Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 10:12:42 AM »
You are spot on, the WB roller coasters had specially fabricated components to avoid this problem.

dave_cawston

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Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 10:15:49 AM »
Note the original anti-fouling, 32 years old.  Shows how little we use 'Markie'

RollyDrifter

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Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 09:51:10 PM »
That makes sense , thanks .
They have been moved to the spares pile ...

Am sceptical that itís 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

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Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
« Reply #6 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

RollyDrifter

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Re: Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 10:29:25 PM »
Thanks , yes , I think Iím overthinking it :-)