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Old 13 November 2010, 04:03   #41
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Originally Posted by willk View Post
Yes, exactly that.

My rib rolls freely once released from the winch. To get off the trailer, I have to "power on" so the winch strap can be released. Same recovering, "power on and hold".

You need to get your signals right! It makes solo launch/recovery that bit more interesting too...
OK, thanks. Same her, it rolls freely once released from the winch. I get the winch strap released without any problems, but need to watch out for a fast moving winch handle if not catching it right

So now I secure the bow rope to the trailer and controls the released speed with that during a solo launch. Looking forward to start doing the power on recovery, but that will be in April only.

fun on a boat is inversely proportional to size...sort of anyway
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Old 14 November 2010, 09:39   #42
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This is how it's done. Think the skipper must have been in Special Forces in a previous career! Note the Zodiac SIB on the roof of the pilot-house.

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Old 14 November 2010, 10:53   #43
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Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
This is how it's done.
A great video, but he perhaps didn't need to whack in that speed?

Still, a great example of powering onto the trailer with the absolute minimum of winching. But...

a) Use a back up to the winch strap, dropping boats on slipways is bad.

b) Take care of the your shore hands, running them over with loaded trailers is really bad.

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