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I am looking for a new boat , 99.9% of the time I fish on my own and access to my back garden is difficult . I think the Warrior 150 will do what I want, but the only one that I have seen on the slipway where I launch had to have the trailer right in the water and there is one on you-tube being launched by a landrover, again the wheel bearings were submerged . Can anyone tell me if this is the same with all of the Warrior 150s, because I have seen 165s being launched with only the tyres touching the water on the same slipway.
 

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a lot will depend on what type of trailer you use.

if its a roller coaster trailer then the boat will come off very easy and you won't need to get the wheel bearings in the water.

if its a bunked trailer then it will have to go further in the water to get the boat off so the wheels may have to go right in as far as possible to get the boat off.
 

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Nice little boats. I would have thought that most 150s would come with a rollercoaster trailer but, if not, I would highly recommend that you seek one out.They make single handed launching and retrieving a doddle and, as you say, the tyres only need to be touching the water saving on bearing corrosion etc.My Orkney 520 has one, and it's very easy to handle on my own on the slipway.
 

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not sure how tight your garden is - i assume this is for storage? the 165 has the same beam- if i were you i would try and go for a 165. there might be more choice secondhand and a bit more room in the boat. you will be fine launching as others have mentioned from a good trailer
 

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The Warrior 150 on you-tube being launched is on a roller coaster trailer and the one I saw on the slipway was also a roller coaster as well , the 2 guys with it said they had to put the trailer right in to launch and retrieve. This one was the unbraked trailer.
My drive has got a 90 deg bend in it , so if I can’t get a 150 around that I won’t bring the boat home to work on it , then the sky is the limit , my wife wants me to get a Warrior 165 or a Predator 165 but the 150 should be fine for just me and easier to tow down to the south of France.
 

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there's 5 warrior165's at our boat yard. its all down to the tailor. 1 of the lads has a roller coaster just like the others but his center rollers are useless and he has to near float his boat off, the others are looked after and have no problems at all,
iv just renewed my center rollers with nylon ones i put a load of grease on the roller pins and now the boat free falls just by putting the breaks on the tractor, in fact its that fast i have to leave the safety chain on until im ready to put in the water. i don't have a roller coaster trailer but its very close to 1 i just don't have the swing arm so retrieving is 2 handed for my boat but i never fish alone so i don't find it to be a problem
 

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Great Website, been on it many times reading the reviews. Good of you to put the time in to make it.
I would still like to hear from 150 owners or former owners.
hi there, i have a warrior 150 and its the best decision ive made its a brilliant boat.

As for launching and recovery you can easily do this single handed no problem. Just make sure you can tie the boat up some where when moving the car and trailer from slipway.

hope this helps and any questions feel free to message me.

shane
 

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Having had both a 150 and now a 165 I would say that if you can manage the 150 then you can manage the 165. The difference in weight/length etc is barely noticeable when trailering and launching...once out on the water the 165 is a different boat!

I found the 150 tended to "porpoise" quite a bit...no matter where you distributed the weight...at speed it tended to do it.

If they both had a rollercoaster trailer then you will manage the 165 as easily as the 150. I can launch mine single handed from a slipway or from the beach without issue.

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I found the 150 tended to "porpoise" quite a bit...no matter where you distributed the weight...at speed it tended to do it.
i agree , but my trim tabs did solve that problem.

if at the time i could of afforded a 165 i would of got one but now i have a 150 ive got no intentions to go for a 165. maybe a 175 though one day:idea::g:
 

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If you dont want to put your wheels in the water, unhook your winch rope/strap from the winching eye & run the cable underneath the trailer & bring it back over the top of the axle, then rehook it onto the winching eye, as you you wind the winch handle the boat will get pulled off the trailer. You can wrap carpet around the axle to protect the galv (or mount a roller there when you are happy with doing it, you can put your boat in from a fair way back using this method:thumbs:
 

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not sure how tight your garden is - i assume this is for storage? the 165 has the same beam- if i were you i would try and go for a 165. there might be more choice secondhand and a bit more room in the boat. you will be fine launching as others have mentioned from a good trailer
The difference between a 150 and 165 is only 11 inches (trailer length) and as stated no difference in the beam but the the 1ft 3in difference in the boat length at sea will make a big difference and I have seen 165 towed, launched and recovered on slipways with family saloons. I have a Pro-Angler which is the double skinned 165 on a Roller Coaster trailer, the bearings do not need to get dunked to launch or recover just get the tyres wet upto the rims, I beach launch onto the sand at Dymchurch most of the time and occasionally launch straight into the sea this is the only time the bearings get wet but a thorough wash out everytime and regular servicing has seem me into my fifth year trouble free trailering :thumbs:.

Hope this helps.
 

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Hi Matt and Shane, because you have owned or do own 150s :clap2:can you tell me how far you did have to put the trailer in the water, up to the tyres or over the wheel bearings.
Thanks a lot :thumbs:
 

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Hi Matt and Shane, because you have owned or do own 150s :clap2:can you tell me how far you did have to put the trailer in the water, up to the tyres or over the wheel bearings.
Thanks a lot :thumbs:
i think it all depends on where you are launching.

Mine came on a rollercoaster trailer and i launch from a steepish slipway usually i back down so the trailer tyres are covered and the water is just on the steel rim. it just rolls off.:thumbs:
 

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I would just like to say that i bought a 2 ½ year old Warrior 150 on a roller coaster trailer; it just fits under my car port so i can work on it in the dry. I can launch it single handed with ease by just putting the trailer wheels in the water just up to the rims, and i only need to wear wellington boots. It came with a Honda 45Hp on the back, i gave it some trial runs with the 45 on and it would do 18 knots at 4000 RPM. £4000 well spent ! But because i fish on my own the wife insisted i put a new engine on it for peace of mind. Thanks to every one for their help.:wiggle:
 
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