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Yacht Trailer for Hire 3500kg Capacity

by admin on May 13, 2009

  • 3500kg gross trailer 26ft long will take boat up to 35ft
  • Fully adjustable twin axles
  • Adjustable winch post and corner stantions
  • Adjustable width on keel plate
  • Fully braked – auto reversing hubs
  • Straps included
  • Daily Hire (24 Hrs) – £75
  • Weekend Hire(3 Days) – £210
  • Weekly Hire – £450
  • Can be delivered at a cost of £1/mile (based Hertfordshire)
  • Longer periods negotiable, dependant on availability


Rules for towing a boat

by admin on May 14, 2009

  1. When towing a trailer you are restricted to a maximum speed of 50mph on single carriageway roads, and 60mph on dual carriageways and motorways, provided no lower limit is in force. In the UK you are not allowed to use the outside lane of a three or more, lane motorway when towing, except where there are lane closures which restrict the lanes to two or less, or when instructed to do so by the Police.
  2. If you tow a small trailer without brakes, the weight of the trailer is limited to 50% of the kerb weight of the car or 750kg, whichever is less.
  3. When towing larger trailers that have brakes fitted, the weight of the vehicle should not (as a rule of thumb) exceed 85% of the kerb weight of the towing vehicle. If brakes are fitted they must work whether they are a legal requirement or not.
  4. Most vehicle manufacturers state the maximum towing limit in their hand books, but you must bear in mind the total weight including passengers and luggage, also any items put in the caravan or trailer. The weight can soon add up.
  5. You must be licensed to tow. You need C1 to drive vehicles exceeding 3.5t mam (Maximum Authorised Mass) with a trailer exceeding 750kgs mam and B+E to drive a car/car derived van or small goods vehicle not exceeding 3.5t mam pulling a trailer exceeding 750kgs mam up to the gross train weight of the vehicle concerned.
  6. Whilst towing you must have third party cover for your trailer as well as for the tow car.
  7. If you are towing a boat with an outboard motor you must use a reinforced plastic bag or bucket or the propeller and outboard legs. Similarly masts there must be no sharp edges which could cause injury.
  8. The lightboard should be no more than 1.5m from the ground or 2.1m if the structure of the vehicle makes it impracticable. Indicators must flash in unison with those of the towcar and a dashboard warning light or buzzer must be fitted.
  9. The number plate on the trailer must be identical in shape, and colour to that on the towcar.