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Outrigger platform concept on a trailer

I'm toying with the idea of designing a fold down outrigger platform that can be folded down. The concept would be to have it out when rigging, loading etc but it can be folded in when traveling and storing thereby making the trailer much narrower. Anyone else either do this of think about doing it?

Basically it would just run along the straight sides of the trailer decking and would come out about 6-8".

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Not sure I understand what you are trying to accomplish
I have a trailer to avoid rigging/de-rigging. DOT sets the max width, but why would it need to be wider than the raft?
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I'm designing the trailer to be EXACTLY the width of the boat - actually slightly smaller. When working on it (rigging, getting on and off it when not in the water) it's helpful to have some place to step onto the trailer decking. But that extension would make it wider than I want it to be. Thus I want a "temporary" extension aka outrigger platform that can be there during those times.
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Does it need to run the full length? What about a short step that could hang off the edge? Like this shelf sort of?
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So what's the point of such a narrow trailer?
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6ft piano hinges and some AL deck plate
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How about some slots around the edge where you could put movable ATV ramps cooler width apart?
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You could mount a number of stake pockets on the side of your deck frame, and have your temporary platform drop in to the stake pockets. Then make a place under the deck platform where they get securely stored during travel.

Or for a low tech, but more annoying solution because you'd have to move it around to the area where your are "working", you could just get a folding Gorilla Bench to stand on.
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Why? when a step ladder is easier and much cheaper. how are you going to strap the boat down when there is a hing and platform in the way? Why does the trailer need to be narrower then the boat?
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