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Old 26 October 2013, 09:19   #11
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Dhf, you should've known that when you posted this on here you would have got replies from the... "they who know best squad"
Yeah I know mate.
still I think this vid gives an insight to some, who may need to use this method of recovery themselves, I've used this method myself in various boats, its quit a challenge for the helm, once your lined up, and time it just right with the wave pattern, gently with the throttle, engine tilted as much as useably posible, quick blat once you feel the rollers, tap the trailer stock,fix to trailer, thumbs up to vehicle driver and away to go, but I'm sure many of you old pro's on here already know that, and for any newbies wishing to try, do be carefull every beach is different, this beach is very compact with slight cross current.
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Old 26 October 2013, 13:02   #12
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well maybe he should google 'salt water corrosion' it doesnt matter how many lives he may have saved, his car will still rot - and fast. if the vehicle were to break down whilst the tide was rising then theres a good chance of losing it. if he wants to do it then fine, but dont go encouraging others to follow his lead. length of rope is the way to do it
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We do much the same when recovering to a beach ... but with a long rope between the trailer and the car. The car never goes in the water.
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length of rope is the way to do it
Or if you do it regularly then a 'draw bar extension bar'.
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Old 26 October 2013, 13:57   #15
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Or if you do it regularly then a 'draw bar extension bar'.
Especially if the trailer is unbraked.
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Old 26 October 2013, 13:59   #16
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Yeah I know mate.
still I think this vid gives an insight to some, who may need to use this method of recovery themselves, I've used this method myself in various boats, its quit a challenge for the helm, once your lined up, and time it just right with the wave pattern, gently with the throttle, engine tilted as much as useably posible, quick blat once you feel the rollers, tap the trailer stock,fix to trailer, thumbs up to vehicle driver and away to go, but I'm sure many of you old pro's on here already know that, and for any newbies wishing to try, do be carefull every beach is different, this beach is very compact with slight cross current.
Personally, I try to get the trailer square on to waves and that is half the battle, it just leaves dealing with the wind and controlling the entry speed to try and avoid getting thrown onto the trailer by the waves. I certainly wouldn't put my vehicle in the sea. On my trailers, I have a post ahead and above the winch that is high enough to throw the painter round from the RIB to secure it as quickly as possible and get it out of the water and then secure it properly once ashore.
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Old 26 October 2013, 14:00   #17
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tried the method shown in the vid, tried the draw bar extension bar, tried the long rope method, best so far is the tractor launch and recovery provided Chris n the lads at Ty Calch nr Caernarfon, don't even get me tyres wet anymore
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Or if you do it regularly then a 'draw bar extension bar'.
Does anyone over "there" user a trailer tongue extension? Mine is around 15ft to keep the surge far away from my aluminum wheels.
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well maybe he should google 'salt water corrosion' it doesnt matter how many lives he may have saved, his car will still rot - and fast. if the vehicle were to break down whilst the tide was rising then theres a good chance of losing it. if he wants to do it then fine, but dont go encouraging others to follow his lead. length of rope is the way to do it
If the vehicle where to break down, he would call one of his other employee's or friends, if he tries pushing the trailer in, there's a good chance it would get washed back in, or the boat just pushes the trailer, instead of climbing on from the thrust of engine, also at no point did I try encouraging others to try this method, the fact is the man has other vessels to attend, and no time for messing about with ropes, especially when he has a team of lads including engineers to look after his fleet.

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Or if you do it regularly then a 'draw bar extension bar'.
That's an idea I'm working on at the moment for my trailer, I can't afford to pay others to clean and maintain unfortunately.

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Personally, I try to get the trailer square on to waves and that is half the battle, it just leaves dealing with the wind and controlling the entry speed to try and avoid getting thrown onto the trailer by the waves. I certainly wouldn't put my vehicle in the sea. On my trailers, I have a post ahead and above the winch that is high enough to throw the painter round from the RIB to secure it as quickly as possible and get it out of the water and then secure it properly once ashore.
This mans got the hang of it, I guess you have someone to stabilise the trailer whilst the rib is winched or powered on.

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tried the method shown in the vid, tried the draw bar extension bar, tried the long rope method, best so far is the tractor launch and recovery provided Chris n the lads at Ty Calch nr Caernarfon, don't even get me tyres wet anymore
Must agree I've only seen footage of the fantastic service this man offers, it's definitely the way to go.
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at no point did I try encouraging others to try this method,
That's not quite how it reads from the thread title though. Maybe you would have had a more positive reaction if it wasn't posted as a "how to" video!
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