The Balex-ABL is a hydraulic driven system that enables a person to launch and retrieve their trailer boat using a remote control.
Yes, it’s just like a spare tyre or a tie down device to hold the bow of the boat when travelling.
The Balex-ABL eliminates the need to clamber down slippery boat ramps to hook or unhook your boat, improving safety and enjoyment. It allows a controlled launch and retrieval of your boat.
Servicing annually must be done by an authorized Balex-Marine Dealer. You can easily do it together with your annual boat service.
The total installed system weighs 71kg / 157lb
No. The drive units at the rear of the trailer balance the power unit and battery at the front of the trailer.
Your authorized Balex-Marine Dealer can give you a price.
The drive units are attached to the rear of the trailer, the HYDRA4 power unit and battery enclosure are mounted to the winch post. The hydraulic hoses run along or internally through the chassis.
Standard trailers don’t usually have to be altered, your authorized Balex-Marine Dealer will advise. Or you can contact our team directly on 0800 225 3962 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Balex-ABL is designed to be safe and easy. You don’t need strength to operate the ABL, it is simple and intuitive to use and will speed up the launch and retrieval process in a smooth and controlled manner by remote control.
Yes, you can uninstall the Balex-ABL and re-fit to a new trailer. You may need to check if the hoses are the same length for the new trailer.
We require that your authorized Balex Marine Dealer fits it to validate the warranty.
Yes, the Balex-ABL was invented and designed in New Zealand.
Excessive slopes will lead to a loss of traction. The average NZ boat ramp is 7.5 degrees and our unit is recommended for up to 9 degree’s (and validated to 11 degree’s). The ramp in question is 13 to 17 degrees.
For some guidance on ramps see – http://marine.marsh- design.com/content/proper-dimensions-boat-launch-ramp . A slope of 12% to 15% (7° to 8.5°) is ideal. On a ramp shallower than 12%, a typical car will have its rear axle in the water by the time the boat is in far enough to be pushed free. Any steeper than 15% and people are likely to slip and fall, plus it’s hard for front wheel-drive vehicles to get enough traction on steep, wet slopes.
The Australian Standard recommends the grade for boat ramps to be between 1:7 and 1:9, with 1:8 preferred (6.3° to 8°).