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RollyDrifter

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Trailer rollers on breakback trailer
« 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...

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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.

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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 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 ) ...

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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

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