BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

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Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Post by glossieblack » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:58 am

Lee, have you got the BBB on the new trailer back home yet? Send pics!


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Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Post by BarraMan » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:14 am

glossieblack wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:58 am
Lee, have you got the BBB on the new trailer back home yet? Send pics!
Yes Michael, got home about 19:00 on Wednesday after a 1.5 days drive Toowoomba-Roma-Townsville.

I am very happy with the trailer. It tows very well - different from the old one in a way that I can't quite put my finger on - but very stable and easy to tow. Interestingly, although it weighs 100 kg more than the old one, the Disco was burning 17+ L/100 km rather than the 18+ L/100 km that I am used to with the old one. That equates to at least 50 km more range before the low fuel light comes on. Suggests to me that all was not well with the old trailer's running gear.

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I got them to build me a geriatric's ladder at the front - I'm not getting any younger! :lol:
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A couple of spare hubs and bearings tucked away behind the stone guard.
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A roller ladder under the keel.
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And roller supports to keep it level on the trailer.
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The boat drives on an off very easily and there is a "Boatcatch" just out of frame in pic five.

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Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Post by glossieblack » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:15 am

Lee, that's one very well thought through bespoke trailer, topped of by a boarding ladder no less. Congratulations! :D

And the size of that engine sure must be a conversation starter wherever you bump into another boatie.

Glad you had a good and safe run back home.
Completed R13 two part nesting rowboat. ST 21 under construction .... where seeking perfection is recognized as the enemy of the good.

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Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:49 am

Very well thought of trailer. Looks like it has everything and ready for it too.

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Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Post by cape_fisherman » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:53 am

My grandfather always had at least one spare hub that traveled with his boat trailer(s)...always pre-greased & ready to bolt on.

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Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Post by Fuzz » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:05 pm

Love the built in ladder. One of the great things about having a custom trailer built :D
All it needs is side boards, to keep the boat lined up in a current, and it would be a perfect trailer for here.
I am impressed by the distance you have to travel at times :wink:

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Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Post by Eric1 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:10 pm

That's one nice trailer!! Love the ladder too. :)

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Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Post by BarraMan » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:13 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:05 pm
I am impressed by the distance you have to travel at times :wink:
Ha! In two weeks I’m off on a 2500 mile round trip to fish the McArthur R again in the Northern Territory.

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Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Post by TomW1 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:31 pm

Lee looks like a perfect trailer for you. The spare hubs are especially nice to have. I have two also that I carry. Never used them yet, but.

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Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Post by Jaysen » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:20 pm

Murphy’s law...

You’ll never need those hubs until you decide you won’t need them and them leave them at home.

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