Here’s a photo of ‘Minnow’ on her trailer, which is a modified SB 730/2 ADJ built by De Graaff Trailers of Gracious Pond Road, Cobham, Surrey, GU24 8HJ. Ideally, I would have liked to extend the tow bar, instead, I had to shorten it for the trailer to fit in my garage. I have a feeling that when launching and recovering ‘Minnow’, I shall have to have a length of rope between the car and the trailer. Without a rope, I doubt I shall be able to submerge the trailer sufficiently for the boat to float off or on. On the other hand, because the trailer is a swing beam roller type, I may get away with it, without the rear wheels of the car being too deep in the water. The winch can handle up to 1,102 lbs; therefore I may be able to winch the boat from the water, or let her into it by controlled use of the winch.
Besides taking photos of ‘Minnow’ on her trailer, I fashioned a piece of wood to replace a rotten lath screwed to the upper edge of the Perspex washboard. I’ll have to give it a few coats of varnish to bring out the colouring, and to protect it from the elements.
Little things done here and there can make an enormous difference to the appearance and feel of a boat, and by doing them I derive satisfaction.
De Graaff Trailers