breamingfromabass wrote:Hey Duane,
That does make a little more sense, but we aren't talking serious loads here.. Not semi trailers or B doubles it is only 25 kgs (according to Hobie that is), so i can not see it changing anything.
I am trying to get a set of the rules for loads and towing etc so if I get one or a link I will let you know, if I get a hard copy I could mail it..
Thanks for posting. There are two issues. If your kayak protrudes beyond 1.2 metres at the back, you must have a red flag. (I note the comment above, and will look into it. But basically every boat with an outboard protrudes. Period.)
The other has been raised. The stability will be a function of the weight and the track width. I would be concerned in high winds, and tight corners. I am looking at a very small trailer, with maybe only 4 foot between the wheels, and it would never do to carry the AI that high. I plan to extend the tongue. Reversing is only hard when the trailer wheels are very close to the car, as also, when you can't see the damm thing! Add a pole to the trailer, and watch the trailer when you reverse, and ignore the car, is what works for me.
This looks like a great site for links to legalities : Trailer towing rules
Here is the NSW one Towing Trailers in NSW
It appears that in NSW at least, the current RTA advice is that protruding beyond
1.2 metres needs a red flag for daylight towing. Night requires two reflectors or lights at the end. One has to be careful with very long tongues, such as I plan to use, not to have too much weight forward of the axle. I may need to add some weight behind the axle to compensate. But I also need to watch not extending more than 150 mm at each side, seeing as I may buy that Aunger trailer that is only 1.29 wide. I am about to go measure my AI for width. Looks like with the amas on, and folded, its about 1.30.