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James McC (Guest)

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Trailer/trolley
« on: April 21, 2005, 11:58:19 AM »
What are peoples thoughts on trailers/trolleys - looking for recommendations.

If anyone has a second hand combi they want to sell contact me!

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James

Mike Storey

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Re: Trailer/trolley
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2005, 12:17:27 PM »
I got mine from Sovereign/Welsh Harp Boat Centre in Hendon near the start of the M1. 0208-202-8677 www.welshharp.co.uk

Nice chap, good service, good combis.

Mike
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Mikey C

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Re: Trailer/trolley
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2005, 01:21:26 PM »
Seconding Welsh Harp, it is much nicer to handle weight wise than anything else I have seen/used. - And I got mine powder coated in black! looks the business...

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Antony (Guest)

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Re: Trailer/trolley
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2005, 03:55:40 PM »
I am a WH man too, mine is purple.  Easy to find in the dinghy park.  

Most of the fleet use what was West Mersea (also available from Pinnell & Bax) but the company has recently been bought so not sure if it changed its name.

Having said that it is worth having a look for a second-hand one if you are trying to save cash, it is even worth asking Rob at WHBC if he has anything as he occassionally has old ones lying around.  They are very hard to find as most just sell with boats. The most important thing is not to use it until you have a cradle on the trolley that fits your boat well.  If you buy an old one check the bearings and re-grease.... the cost of calling the AA to rescue one with a seized bearing......

Good luck,
Antony

MikeDay

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Re: Trailer/trolley
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2005, 10:48:34 PM »
And another vote from me for Sovereign trailers from Welsh Harp - they last for ages and Rob will make spare parts if anything goes wrong.  Agree with Antony about having a cradle that fits your boat and suggest also that if you're planning to do a lot of miles, get the fatter wheels.

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James Nicholson (Guest)

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Re: Trailer/trolley
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2005, 12:21:02 PM »
I've got a good condition combi for sale, 300 pounds and comes with free Pipedream!

James McC

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Re: Trailer/trolley
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2005, 06:32:03 PM »
Where are you, do you have photos you can e-mail me?
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James McC

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Re: Trailer/trolley
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2005, 07:57:49 PM »
oooh... Kilmarnock.  Bit too much of a trek from Brighton!

If anyone more local has a secondhand trailer for sale (or a cheapo boat with trailer) please let me know.

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James
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james nicholson (Guest)

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Re: Trailer/trolley
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2005, 03:34:08 AM »
but no too far from Annandale...

John Murrell (Guest)

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Re: Trailer/trolley
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2005, 07:06:15 PM »
I go for Welsh Harp too - can't remember how many I have had now, but every one has performed well. The first I bought turned up under the Laser I bought it for at Saltash last summer and for a combi of 18 years old was in very good condition ( and it has done some serious milage!)

also agree with Mike about the black powercoating - looks awsome, the Merlin's came that way!

John

 

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