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Old 06 March 2006, 13:57   #1
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Zodiac Hurricane

Spotted this nice Zodiac Hurricane 630 at the ramp sunday.
Sporting twin 80 Yammies,it looks just the job
Wasn't until I downloaded the photos that I noticed this guy had removed the chain and the winch strap while at the top of the ramp
It's quite a steep ramp and although launched safely, I would hate to gamble with that investment.
Seemed to handle her very well and maybe very confident about not slipping off the bunks at that angle. But seems an unneccesary risk to me
What do you think?
cheers Dal
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Old 06 March 2006, 14:14   #2
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certainly not a smart and safe idea, if a kid or dog ran behind the trailer and he had to stop suddenly the boat might slip backwards and cause injury and damage
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Old 06 March 2006, 16:22   #3
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Definately agree
Another interesting feature of this boat was the removable mast on the back.
Held the GPS/Nav light /antenae.
Hadn't come across this before but think would look much better and be safer with a nice a frame
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I do think they usually look better with an aframe of some description, just having a metal pole whipping around seems a bit of a compromise in terms of looks and function. Lets hope he does not cause any injuries with his trailer antics when launching.
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@limeydal: how did he get his boat off? By car braking or just cruising backwards with his twins?
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Barfly,
actually backed far enough so the boat practically floats of the bunks. A little juice on the twins and she was launched.
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