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    Posted: 10 Jan 16 at 10:46pm
I am thinking of getting a dinghy with a combi trailer; specificly along the lines of a Wanderer.

I know I can handle the trailer except for the business of getting the launch trailer back onto the road trailer.

I know there are people out there who can help. Acting on my own is there a secret in lifting the launch trailer off and on?

Thank you. Richard
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If the combi is set up correctly you should be able to manage on your own.
Make sure the road base has a full width roller at the back, and that the boat on the trolley is well balanced.
I know having 10inch wheels is better for towing but this can make it more difficult to combine the two.
Without seeing the combi in action its difficult to come up with tips.
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Thank you. My problem will be getting the wheels of the launch trailer back on. Do people normally use a ramp. Can't see how it's possible otherwise
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I mean getting the launch trailer wheels up and onto the road trailer
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If you can pull a dinghy up a slipway then I think you could manage to work a combi trailer OK.

But do spend time/money on getting it to work flawlessly. I have an ancient one that definitely makes it a lot harder work.
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Maybe I'm not being clear. Dinghy and trolley are about 150 kilos. I have to pull it up a step of about 9 inches. Surely this needs a ramp... it won't just easily roll up a step that high will it?
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Typically there are rollers on the road base, and the frame of the launching trolley rolls up these rollers to lift the trolley: its not a case of having it bodily up a step. Built in ramp in reverse really!

However if you find you really struggle then two or three old blocks and a bit of rope in the back of the car would give you a purchase that would let you heave it the last bit. Never seen anyone needing it though.

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Ah I think I'm seeing it. So lift front of boat and trolley. Pull and restitution on road trailer.and keep pulling till centre of balance tilts back of trolley up off floor. Then pull last little bit.
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Hi Mega
Starting straight so you dont bind on the sides helps a lot although a good wiggle of the boat and trolley can sort things if you get stuck.
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On the wayfarer combi`s I have used, get the front of the trolly as far forward as possible and then lift the front of the road base and trolly together you can hook up the front of the trolly and the by pushing the two down together you lift the rear end off the ground.
Some of these combi`s have a system where the mast suppot slides down vertically to hold the road base front up higher.
Im not sure I have described it very well.
 


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