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Laser 3000 trailer suspension units

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Topic: Laser 3000 trailer suspension units
Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Subject: Laser 3000 trailer suspension units
Date Posted: 17 Aug 19 at 2:39pm
I'm struggling to find suspension units for an old Laser (Rapide I think) road base. The fixings are at 60mm centres is the problem. I'm trying to avoid having to have new plates welded on 'cos the galvanising on the road base is in good order (plus the extra expense and time).

Any suggestions?


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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"



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Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 17 Aug 19 at 3:11pm
New holes in the suspension units?


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 17 Aug 19 at 5:12pm
Yes, though of that and it may be the only way. There is enough room on the back plate but I'm concerned about having new holes too close to the original ones causing weakness.

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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 17 Aug 19 at 5:26pm
You probably can't get the holes welded up because of heat on the rubber, but it might be worth contacting indespension direct. If they still manufacture in the UK you could maybe get undrilled units.


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 17 Aug 19 at 5:47pm
Yes, you're right and it would bugger the galvanising too. I'll do some measuring and see how close they get, the only ones that'll be a problem will be the outer ones which are least stressed so a big, thick washer will probably do the business.

Will draw it out full scale and see how it looks.


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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 18 Aug 19 at 12:49pm
You can just replace the rubber on some of the units, if it's the rubber that's perished.


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 18 Aug 19 at 1:54pm
No it's the steel that's rusted away. Thankfully it disintegrated between the boat park and the beach, not on the road.



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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 19 Aug 19 at 7:31am
Have you contacted Rapide ? They may be able to help.
We have dozens of abandoned road trailers, they are piled one on top of the other, nothing at your club ?


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 19 Aug 19 at 9:21am
Will contact Rapide next, the club cleared out all the abandoned stuff this spring.

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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 19 Aug 19 at 10:30am
perhaps Bosun and his team should remove suspension units and hitch couplings, only need to dispose of bulky framework, will suggest this at my club, I know they strip boats.


Posted By: jaydub
Date Posted: 19 Aug 19 at 10:07pm
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Will contact Rapide next, the club cleared out all the abandoned stuff this spring.
You might struggle as they no longer exist as a company.  Mersea Trailers hold the rights to the Rapide name and may well be able to assist.



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