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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:58 pm 
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Location: Columbus, Indiana
The sail box is made of .125 aluminum thread plate,10' long with an internal top self for my two sets of sails and below my sails is a redwood tray that slides out.It is 9'8" long and my rudder assembly fits into along with my tool box of spare parts.
I built this box some 15 years ago and it still looks new today.This sail box is so strong that you can climb on top of it without denting it.I build things to last :D
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:28 am 
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I trailer my boat about a mile several times a week and unload/load it on a sandy ramp/beach within a few feet of the water's edge. Since I solo normally, the hardest part is pulling the boat up onto the trailer. After I pull the boat forward onto the rear trailer rollers as far as I can (before I lift the rear cross bar and push the boat forward onto the front rollers), the angle of the hulls on the back trailer rollers is pretty steep. This is great for draining any water out of the drain plugs, but it puts a lot of stress on the gudgeons and rudder pins since the rudders dig into the sand. Yes, I could take my rudders on/off each time, but that would be alot of extra work.

The rear and front cross bars of my trailer are mounted under the frame and the top of my rear rollers are about 19" above the ground. I have to lower my rudders inorder to fit my boat into my garage, so lowering the rear rollers more is not an option.

My trailer looks like it has a pivot point at the back end of the 3" box beam where it connects to the upside down two foot long 3.5" U channel at the front of the frame of the trailer (with a bracket holding it down). (see attached photo).

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Has anyone had any experience with a vertically hinged trailer that would allow the front of the frame to rise while lowering the rear of the frame when weight was put on the trailer's rear rollers? This would force the rear rollers down and make it easier to load/unload a Hobie?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:01 pm 
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Bill 404: NICE diamond plate box my man....

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 7:16 am 
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I have read thru this tread but it’s a little ambiguous to me.....and maybe there is not an absolute standard. I was wondering if someone could help simply it for me by providing a consensus on the labeled dimensions below.

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