Drawings of Status hull to assist with trailer design - John Gray
These drawings would be useful for selecting of finding a suitable road trailer. One longitudinal drawing and 3 drawings 8 sections including the stern just to complete the picture.
The dimensions shown for each section is the horizontal distance from a perpendicular from the winch eye below the bow. To get the dimension from a section to the bow add 140 mm to the section dimension shown.
The dimensions written on the hull line are the vertical dimensions from the trailer beam (horizontal) to that section of the hull on the keel line.
The Boat is shown inclined such that if the last roller is at section 6 then on a ramp it should be easy to launch without the hull having to climb over the last roller or the last roller having to be lowered to launch. Email me if you have any difficulty reading the drawings.
It seems to me that there are 2 choices a trailer with less than 1600mm clearance between mudguards and then fitting running gear to elevate the hull above the mudguards or
Finding a trailer with around 1800 mm between guards that will allow lower running gear without the hull fouling the guards and therefore easier launching and retreiving.
It appears that keel rollers behind the centerboard (looking from the winch) are not the best design as upper pressure on the board during launching and retreiving might contribute to pivot bearing tube bending?
Anyone with experience want to comment on the best design of rollers for the trailer rear end. In particular ways to keep the boat central as it is retrieved?