Skiff / Keel Boat Trailers

Skiff / Keel Boat Trailers Options

There are several options for skiff / heavy keel boat trailers. If the trailer you need isn’t listed range please contact Kari-Tek Products directly so that custom trailer options can be discussed with you. The Teal Team feel confident that a trailer solution can be designed and built specifically for you.

Standard Features

The trailers are manufactured in accordance with EU trailer directive 2007/46/EC

Trailers manufactured from steel box section (RHS) all galvanised after fabrication.

All trailers come with spare wheel as standard.

Tail Lighting Board is housed in an aluminium box to protect the lights from damage, powder coated Traffic Yellow and is easily removed for loading and unloading the skiffs.

Keel rollers fitted to centre spine of the chassis, with side bunks fitted with D section rubber

Why we recommend not carrying the skiff on the launch trolley on the road trailer while travelling on the highway:

    1. Our Skiff trailer supports the skiff along the full length of its keel with side supports this gives the Skiff the best possible support while on the trailer. Carrying the skiff on the launch trolley means that almost half of the boat is unsupported. With the light weight construction of the St Ayles Skiffs this is putting the hull under undue strain.
    2. The launch trollies will have to have a heaver construction:
      1. to take the weight of the boat while it is on the road traveling at speeds of up to 60 MPH
      2. stiff enough to be pulled up on to the road trailer with the weight of the skiff on it, without braking its back when it reaches the pivot point.
    3. As the skiffs gets older they will need to have all the support it can get

Our standard trailer and trolley work very well and are user friendly.

1. Trailer to Carry One St. Ayles Skiff. 600 Kgs GTW

Skiff single

Configuration

Boat configuration when carried on the trailer, the skiff is carried on the keel rollers and supported with the side bunks.

Trailer Dimensions

  • Length 7.2 Metre
  • Width 2 Metre
  • Height 1.4 Metre (to the top of the bow post)
  • Gross trailer weight 600 Kg
  • Net weight 225 kg

 

Axle & Wheels

  • Single Beam axle, Independent Rubber In-compression Suspension Units, braked, rated 600kg each axle.
  • Wheels and tyres, 13” wheels and 155SR13 Radial tyres. Fitted to 13” wheels.

Trailer Couplings

  • Braked over rider coupling 750 Kg. with 50mm ball and integral jockey wheel clamp.
  • Heavy duty jockey wheels fitted as standard.
  • Wheel arch/mud guards made in ABS plastic and mounted on steel brackets.
  • Keel rollers fitted to centre spine of the chassis.
Skiff single trailers

2. Trailer to Carry Two St. Ayles Skiffs. 800 Kgs GTW

Configuration

Boat configuration when carried on the trailer. Top Skiff is carried under the Lift Frame held up with 3 No. 5 Tonne load Straps, the bottom skiff is carried on the keel rollers and supported with the side bunks.

Trailer Dimensions

  • Length 7.2 Metre
  • Width 2 Metre
  • Height 2.3 Metre
  • Gross trailer weight 800 Kg
  • Net weight 325 kg

Axle & Wheels

  • Single Beam axle, Independent Rubber In-compression Suspension Units, braked, rated 800kg each axle.
  • Wheels and tyres, 13” wheels and 155SR13 Radial tyres.
  • Fitted to 13” wheels.
  • All trailers come with spare wheel as standard.

Trailer Couplings

  • Braked over rider coupling 1300 Kg, with 50mm ball and integral jockey wheel clamp.
  • Heavy duty jockey wheels fitted as standard.
  • Upper lift frame operated with a heavy duty 2 speed winch, 6 mm stainless steel wire and an eight-fall pully system.
  • Wheel arch/mud guards made in ABS plastic, mounted on steel brackets.

3. Trailer to Carry 3 St. Ayles Skiffs. 1200Kgs GTW

Configuration

Boat configuration when carried on the trailer. Top Skiff is carried upside down on top of the Lift Frame and would be lifted on by hand, the Middle Skiff is carried under the Lift Frame held up with 3 No. 5 Tonne load Straps, the bottom skiff is carried on the keel rollers and supported with the side bunks.

Trailer Dimensions

  • Length 7.2 Metre
  • Width 2 Metre
  • Height 2.3 Metre
  • Gross trailer weight 1200 Kg
  • Net weight 400 kg

Axle & Wheels

  • Tandem Beam axle, Independent Rubber In-compression Suspension Units, braked, Rated 600kg each axle.
  • Wheels and tyres, 13” wheels and 155SR13 Radial tyres. Fitted to 13” wheels.
  • All trailers come with spare wheel as standard.

Trailer Couplings

  • Braked over rider coupling 1300 Kg. with 50mm ball and integral jockey wheel clamp.
  • Heavy duty jockey wheels fitted as standard.
  • Upper lift frame operated with 2 No. hydraulic cylinders and hand pump, c/w safety valves in case of sudden loss of hydraulic fluid.
  • Wheel arch/mud guards made in Aluminium mounted on steel brackets.
  • All powder coated Traffic Yellow.

4. Combi Trailer to Carry St. Ayles Skiffs. 600 Kgs & 800Kgs GTW

The Teal Combi Trailer has been designed to carry the skiff on the trailer not the launch trolley, that way the skiff is properly and fully supported, regardless of road conditions.

The following photos illustrate the launch trolley and trailer, how they come  together and how the trolley nests on the trailer.

One person can pull the skiff and trolley on to the trailer with the aid of the bow post winch and the large guide rollers at the back of the trailer chassis.

Once the trolley and skiff are in place on the trailer the skiff rests on the keel rollers on the trailer.

The trailer bunks are then adjusted to support the skiff.

The trolley does not take the weight of the skiff at all while being transported.

The skiff is now fully supported down the length of the keel and the side load is transferred to three of the skiff ribs via the bunks.

The extending tailboard means that the lights are at the right height and distance from the back of the skiff keeping the trailer fully legal on the road.

FAQ Skiff Trailers - Questions from customers

1Can I use my launch trolley as a road trailer?
It’s not a good idea to carry a skiff on the launch trolly on the trailer! The launch trolley is design to carry the skiff short distances at walking pace, not at 60 MPH on motorways or down country roads. Your skiff is supported on ONLY 3 points on the launch trolly. The Teal combi trailer has been designed to carry the skiff on the trailer not the launch trolley, that way the skiff is properly and fully supported, regardless of road conditions. As the skiffs gets older they will need to have all the support it can get.
2The main beam on the road trailer is shorter than the old one, by around 2-3 feet, so the back of the boat is supported by the trolley - is this correct?
The Main beam is shorter, yes. The skiff still sits on the rear roller of the launch trolley, but the trolley sits on the main beam of the trailer so the load is directly transmitted to the road trailer
3Is the support for the boat’s keel every bit as good as the old trailer?
Yes there are 4 keel Rollers supporting keel
4Can the trailer be used without the trolley? (We suppose not, at least without a loss of support).
Yes, there is a Keel roller at the very end of the main beam that supports the keel when the launch trolley is not being used.
5Is it possible to launch the boat into water from a slipway with / without the trolley whilst keeping the trailer wheels out of the water ( again, we suppose not.  We can, just, do this with the old trailer)
Yes it can be. It is easier with a steeper slip way, and you might need a couple more helpers to steady the boat as it goes in the water.
6Does the trolley attach to the trailer so that it can be moved without the boat (preferably without rattling horribly!)
Yes the launch trolley can be carried on the trailer with out the  boat. Strap the trolley down and it wont rattle.

The Sanda Skiff trailer carries the skiffs in the same way as the St. Ayles Trailers. On keel rollers and side bunks to give the skiff full support.

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