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- 10/09/2006 at 7:19 pm #3374ChrisLMember
I’ve just acquired a Wayfarer MkII project. A couple of questions.
Where can I get a Starboard front bench from?
Which combi- trailer do people recommend without breaking the bank (or the bilge “floors” which I’ve just spent the last 6 weeks relaminating in…..
🙂25/09/2006 at 3:45 pm #4793AnonymousInactive
Any boatbuilders nearby – could make you a new bench?
I bought a West Mersea trailer, but they then went bust. I think they have been taken over though. Ralph Roberts has a decent, simple and not too expensive trailer made by beccles Trailers in Norfolk – worth a look.
W77326/09/2006 at 8:31 am #4800SwiebertjeParticipant
Mersea trailers are still in business:
I don’t like their standard road base. Get some decent
wheels and tires if you plan to use it on real roads.
The standard wheels and tires are too low unless you
remove the wheels of the trolley every time, something
that is easily forgotten. Several fellow Wayfarer sailors
have experienced punctured tires with the standard tires
in less then a 1000 miles. Make sure to get car tires or
In short: bigger wheels to get the trolley wheels higher
up and better tires that don’t puncture easily and are
capable of at least 60 mph for prolongued periods.
(Bigger wheels also means les rpm on the bearings).
I got a decent solution through Porters but I would need
to check (it’s at the club) what brand it is.26/09/2006 at 9:49 am #4801AnonymousInactive
I got a Wayfarer trailer from Admiral trailers Tiverton Devon also after having to repair the bilge keels…….I have big wheels fitted and have trailed to South of France with boat full of camping gear twice……..it trails beautifully and on French roads happily up to 70 mph +…….got the ticket to prove it. Cost of trailer in the region of ?500 two years ago, cost of the ticket….priceless, particularly when daughter decides to fire digital camera flash in the car at night to generate paranoia (simulating speed camera).
The bench seat will be a lot more tricky to get hold of…….back copies of the Wayfarer magazine and look at the for sale section, and knock up something home made in the meantime…good luck or buy new from Porters………08/01/2007 at 11:13 pm #4973Jim.ByersMember
Make sure the trailer with the boat on has the correct nose weight.
Most cars , I have a Primera , specify 75 KG. I bought a sovern trailer
the nose weight is only 17 KG. I rachet the bow down but it still breaks straps.
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