[Rhodes22-list] Trailer questions
rlowe at vt.edu
Tue Nov 7 10:07:16 EST 2017
My 2 cents is to avoid brakes if you can for the same reasons Dave cited. For short haul trips as yours, I'd skip. Virginia has a similar requirement, but has no inspection for trailers so there is not a good way for them to enforce it. I've been told if you get in a wreck, they might cite you for improper equipment. My plan for that is not to get in a wreck. I'm not advocating not following the law, but if it was me, I'd skip the brakes. Might check to see how NY does its enforcement. - rob
From: Rhodes22-list [mailto:rhodes22-list-bounces at rhodes22.org] On Behalf Of David Bradley
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [Rhodes22-list] Trailer questions
My two cents…
For short, infrequent hauls, it’s better not to have brakes because they just rust and freeze up. I don’t know about the NY State requirements but if there’s a way around them I’d opt for no brakes.
When I pulled my trailer out of its summer storage spot to pull the boat last week, I had to drag the trailer across the boatyard for 15-20 feet before the wheels would turn. When I put the boat back in the water in the spring I think the trailer will be due for a thorough check-up. Open to words of wisdom from the list on anything I should be doing sooner.
s/v Sea Cloud, Old Greenwich, CT
> On Nov 7, 2017, at 9:40 AM, Richard Stott <ric at stottarchitecture.com> wrote:
> I’m just refitting a single axel Triad trailer.
> I was told by Triad, that NY State requires brakes for any trailer
> with a gross weight of more than 3500#s I need to purchase the whole undercarriage, axel, springs, hubs, wheels, tires and fenders.
> I will not be using the trailer to move the boat around much- just to launch, retrieve and an occasional short trip - less than 20 miles maybe once or twice per season.
> Since I am putting so much work into the trailer thought, I want it to be right for whoever is next to own this boat.
> Any advice or comments?
> sv Dadventure
> Hampton Bays, NY
> Richard Stott
> Office 631-283-1777
> Cell 516-965-3164
>> On Nov 6, 2017, at 11:31 AM, peter klappert <koatimundi100 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My thanx to Chris G for posting a photo of the shipsofglassinc.com, handmade Rhodes 22 sun catcher. Now that I’ve “commissioned” 2 such catchers and a lamp finial, Stan’s beautiful boats are included in their catalog.
>> Many sailors will enjoy just browsing the online catalog, which has a very large number of boats— many brands and sailing ships and famous specific boats like Joshua Slocum’s SPRAY and the USCG Barque EAGLE. Don & Kathy Hardy do beautiful work (and the prices are surprisingly low for individually handmade “stained” glass.) They also make custom jewelry , mobiles, coasters , nightlights, etc.
>> I had my R22 made as a fairly large finial for a lamp by an East-facing window, so it’s also a sun catcher.
>> You can contact them at dhardy at shipsofglassinc.com
>> (And, no, they won’t even know about this endorsement unless they’re
>> on the R22 list.)
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