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Postby africantiger » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:25 pm

Can anyone suggest what type of trailer is good for a Junior or Olympic? The bank type or rollers?
I used a roller trailer on a Junior and one of the rollers managed to break and ended up making a hole through my Hull.
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Re: Trailers

Postby Eric T. » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:54 pm

I much prefer the bunk style trailers... They distribute the load over the bottom of the boat much more evenly.

When loading a Riva on a trailer... you do not want to "power up" onto the trailer but rather float it on and let it settle onto the bunks while pulling it out slowly.
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Re: Trailers

Postby Don Ayers » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:27 am

Example of bunk trailer
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Re: Trailers

Postby martinfeletto » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:03 pm

I agree with Don - never use a roller type trailer. If the rollers land between the frames, they can put too much pressure on the bottom in this area. Also have the trailer be a bit longer than the boat to fully support the transom where the heavy gas tank is.
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