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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:13 pm 
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Hi Stringy,

I will take some pics when the weather clears! I did away with the tilting function, but you have a point there I will think about. But I did use the locking pins from that tilting device on the joint.

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Well the rain has gone, so here are more photos:
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Trailer from side
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Joint again
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Additional reinforcing gusset in corner to take extra weight when parked on its end
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Joint ready to fold, with inner bolts removed, and outer bolts slackened off.
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Trailer parked out of the way.

I think this system is not really suitable for folding on a daily basis, as its not fast enough, but its fine for winter. I would also like to improve the joint in some way, but a box section simply can't hinge, and a channel wont handle the hinge bolt in the centre of the bar.

I could probably form a small box section by welding a plate top and bottom of the two flat sections in the space between the two sections of draw bar, and that would add some torsional strength, but it's not a big change. Currently the rigidity depends on the bolts being tight. However if they are loose, the whole thing is still secure, just it will flex. And if you towed it any distance like that, it would likely start to shear the bolts. With a plates welded in, it would likely flex far less when loose.

I am also thinking of building a side loader, as its pretty impossible to slide the AI on or off with those kayak mounts from the back, they stick to the hulls too much.

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Thanks Geoff!
You've done a great job on that trailer. Nice work. 8)


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 Post subject: my AI trailer solution
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:26 am 
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A $1000 Malone Kit Trailer and some P.T. 3/4" plywood

http://kfs.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/ ... 5141041835


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Geoff wrote:
I am also thinking of building a side loader, as its pretty impossible to slide the AI on or off with those kayak mounts from the back, they stick to the hulls too much.

Geoff.


I am using the rear loading Rhino kayak cradle which have a slippery plastic rear pad. Combined with a front roller and attached cart I can slide the fully assembled AI on/off easily:
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Combined with a front roller and attached cart I can slide the fully assembled AI on/off easily


Stringy, while you're on the subject, how do you attach the cart so it doesn't just slip off with the hull up in the air?

Chris

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G'Day Chris,
I used one of Roadrunner's ideas and added eyebolts to the cart ends:
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I am going to change the eyebolts for just a simple loop of bungee though, as the eyebolts don't sit as nicely in the top of the scuppers when I am transporting the cart upsidedown when I'm underway.


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Thanks Stringy,

Great idea 8)

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The bungee proved useless as it stretched too much. :(
No stretch line does work well though! :)
This is what I am using now:
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The flexible loops fit the scuppers better when the cart is inverted for storage when on the water:
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 Post subject: Re: TRAILER CAUTION
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 1:58 am 
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After viewing this post I went ahead and made a trailer for my sea kayaks (saving up for an A1).


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Costs:

Trailer £250 at Halfords
Wood/bolts etc. £50
Length of stainless steel for lengthening the tow bar length £80 (cut to size and holes drilled, from local metal yard)
Lighting board £35

Total £415 (about $600 I believe)

Trailer takes up to 400kg according to spec. displayed at store... so an AI or a couple of sea kayaks wilol be okay.

Thanks for all the previous posts!


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 Post subject: Re: TRAILER CAUTION
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 5:45 am 
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Be aware that NSW regulations limit any overhang (ie, past the tail lights and number plate) to 1.0m.

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 Post subject: Re: TRAILER CAUTION
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 3:17 am 
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Nice work on that trailer Julian. 8) I like your simple but effective solution for overhang.
It looks very much like the Aunger trailer available here in AU.

captain-max,
As long as the number plate/lights aren't obscured it's my understanding that you can have a much longer overhang but if it's over 1.2m you need a red flag or lights at night.
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This is from the RTA Towing Trailers Guide found here:
http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/ ... ailers.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: TRAILER CAUTION
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:59 pm 
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Thanks for the link Stringy. I stand corrected. :)

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