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RL28 trailer and sliding hatch
I have a moored RL28 at Paynesville for which I am trying to fnd a trailer to hire for about a month over winter to allow a refit. I can trail it empty to Paynesville, and then it only needs to move about 4kms with boat on it. Even poor condition trailer would be OK.

Also, does anyone know the location of moulds for a sliding companionway hatch, or just the drawings may help.Would like to fit one over winter.

Phone me anytime on 0418-341-303, or e-mail. Thanks, John

John Billing9-Mar-2004    Edit    Delete 
Boat trailer
John. You would find that a 20 foot power boat trailer would suit your purpose for such a short trip as the centre of gravity on the 28 is so far forward and a 8 foot overhang aft would not worry the boat. I used to slide the boat off the trailer on to some padding to work on, it made life a lot easier. Re the hatch, had you considered hingeing it on the forward edge, it is a lot easier to do, and keep water tight. Good luck.
Rob Legg10-Mar-2004    Edit    Delete 
RL 28 Hatch
Robb, Hi. Thanks for the advice on the hatch. Once cut out, what is the best way to waterproof it ?? I guess you use the cut out as the hatch, and add some raisded edges etc ?? How do you prevent it falling past level at the back edge, install side lugs ?? Thanks, John
John Billing23-Mar-2004    Edit    Delete 
boat trailer
We want to build a trailer is their drawings to suit a RL28 and how could we get some urgent
Brian Walker19-Apr-2004    Edit    Delete 
boat trailer
We want to build a trailer is their drawings to suit a RL28 and how could we get some urgent
Brian Walker19-Apr-2004    Edit    Delete 
Sliding Hatch RL28
Apparently the old RL28 moulds are lying around a property at the back of Gympie (about 2-3 years ago anyway). I tried making contact with the owner but was unsuccessful. In the end, I took a jigsaw to the deck and cut out the opening and used the cutout piece as the hatch. There was a bit of fibreglass moulding to be done to the hatch piece and the deck but overall, it probably took me about 7-10 days to complete. I was repainting the complete hull as well so one cannot tell that it was not part of the original moulding. Having the sliding hatch provides much easier access and also lets more air into the cabin. Good luck.
Wil Wiemann18-Mar-2004    Edit    Delete 

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