C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

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C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby byrdsworth » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:53 pm

Hi

anyone got any photos etc of how your tilt engages or releases
My old mk 1 trailer had a lever that pulled back a pin to release and engage the tilt

My new boat mk3 has a tilt trailer but no lever or mechanism ... just a bolt right through which is a pain as the nut is seized

See the attached photos ... it has a u shaped section welded where the trailer breaks ... is this possibly part of a locking mechanism ?

I thought maybe welding a spring loaded shot bolt in place of the u shaped thing

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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby Luka » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:49 am

Looks like my old trailer I sold.
I've got a photo I'll email you but it's not terrible close.
There's a plate that slots between the U with a handle at one end.
The end of the plate is cut so that when the handle is down it protrudes out of the U and locks the trailer.
Lift the handle and it tucks back out of the way under the U.
You'll see a bit of bungy hanging off my winch post. I would use it to hold the handle up when retrieving, or a rag stuffed under the handle.

I think that Trotter should have the same mechanism?
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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby don47 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:04 am

G/day Emu,
I'll take some shots & send to your phone the different mechanisms on the various trailers that I've got here for your consideration.
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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby byrdsworth » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:06 am

Ta Don and Luka

Thanks for the photo Luka ... can see how it works now..

that would be great Don .... Are you thinking of doing the Bay to Bay this year ?? :)


This forum sure is a great source of info

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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby byrdsworth » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:10 am

Luka's photo ...if anyone is interested

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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby don47 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:35 pm

Emu, just sent number of photo's of part out of mount with ruler next to for sizing.
B2B looks increasingly difficult for me but, not given up hope yet. May even be a last minute entry.
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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby byrdsworth » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:52 am

Thanks for that Don ... photos will help heaps

Hopefully you can get up to Tin Can Bay this year ... boost the C18 fleet a bit

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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby Edwin Flynn » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:42 pm

Hi Byrdeworth, My tilt setup on Wanton's (C22) trailer is the same as shown in Luka's photo. Only difference is that I have never bothered using a tie system to secure the lock as shown in Luka's photo. The trailer will not tilt, no matter where the boat is on the trailer, unless I lift the tab that in Luka's case is tied down. It seems to me that all you need to do is make a tab up and insert it as shown on Luka's photo.
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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby Edwin Flynn » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:14 am

Below are two photos of how the trailer tilt lock down actually works. If you have any questions just post and i will try to help.


The first photo shows how the lock down in lifted to allow the trailer to tilt.

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The second photo shows the mechanism in the locked position. I have never had anything to hold this down but perhaps using a bungee cord in the way that Luka uses the rope would be an added security. The weight of the boat on the trailer will not allow the trailer to tilt and even when the boat is being retrieved or launched the weight of the boat still stops the trailer from tilting, unless you actually lift the tab.

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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby byrdsworth » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:45 pm

Thanks Ed

ta for the photos ...it all helps

Yeah that's my plan ... make a new piece ...
Don sent me some photos of the tab he had removed from a trailer.

my 1st attempt didn't quite work ... so I have made a template from ply
and have got that right now

just need to replicate it in steel now

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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby maxm » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:28 pm

Hi Byrds,

Sounds like you've got it under control but for what it's worth, my trailer is exactly the same as Ed's and like him I've never secured it. I *do* have a bungee cord that I attach to the handle to hold it in the unlocked position when launching but that's it.
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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby Luka » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:36 pm

Quite right, you don't need to secure it.
The rope you see on mine was my tilt restraining rope, a loop that I twist on itself and hook over each end of the handle so it doesn't drag on the road.
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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby Edwin Flynn » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:41 am

Luka wrote:Quite right, you don't need to secure it.
The rope you see on mine was my tilt restraining rope, a loop that I twist on itself and hook over each end of the handle so it doesn't drag on the road.


Yes I understand what you are saying. On my trailer there is a chain welded near the tilt to stop it from tilting too far.
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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby byrdsworth » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:21 am

All done ... thanks for all the help and advice

the 1st one I made failed ... then I made a template out of ply

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Re: C18 Trailer tilt release / engage

Postby Edwin Flynn » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:07 am

Well done Byrds. It looks pretty good.
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