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  • Edchris177Sorry, forgot the photo link. I used my Trailex trailer, that was setup for the Nacras to retrieve an H18 that I restored. This is what I cobbled together for the rounded Hobie hulls.
    I used SS machine screws with countersunk heads, so nothing sticks up from the PVC pipe to damage the hulls.
    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=120297&g2_serialNumber=4Edited by Edchris177 on Feb 13, 2019 - 12:35 PM.


    Here is my conclusion of this thread:

    - I'll take the rear cradles off of my trailer and put some rollers
    - I'll put the cradles on the beachweels and perhaps get rid of the ropes
    - I'll store the wheels between the trailer and the hulls, so that the hulls stand on the cradles instead of the rollers and also to simplify the storage of the wheels.
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    It would take some weird modifications, but the end result makes a lot of sense to me...
  • QuoteHere is my conclusion of this thread:

    - I'll take the rear cradles off of my trailer and put some rollers
    - I'll put the cradles on the beachweels and perhaps get rid of the ropes
    - I'll store the wheels between the trailer and the hulls, so that the hulls stand on the cradles instead of the rollers and also to simplify the storage of the wheels.
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    It would take some weird modifications, but the end result makes a lot of sense to me...

    Prindle 18 hulls have a unique asymmetry, which changes the resting point as you push the boat along the cradles. You might find that they sit funny on a standard rounded cradle that is spaced for a standard 8' beam boat. Plus, all the weight is concentrated on a narrow (sharp) keel. Not an issue on 18-2's and new boats with rounded bottoms.

    My boat sits on wheels year round, so I ended up ordering narrower H20 trailer cradles and custom spacing them, so the weight is distributed better. Especially if I occasionally climb on the tramp when rigging/derigging.
    https://www.murrays.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/13-7020.jpg

    I would suggest keeping those end-ropes/clips on your wheels, for wrapping around the shrouds. The trax will slip around too much while on the water and crossing hilly/bumpy terrain. The clips are great for tying off to buoys, while you go sailing.

    I can't image how putting Cattrax under the trailered boat would be easier, but let us know if you work that out.

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    I can't image how putting Cattrax under the trailered boat would be easier, but let us know if you work that out.


    I won’t, i was just thinking out loud. Sometimrs i do store the wheels hanging under the boat though, tied to the rear beam. They cover the lights so i can’t drive. Not too hard to imagine a solution that brings the lights back and pushes the wheels up.

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