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Old 11 November 2004, 10:42   #11
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MeMe ....simply untie and unhitch the boat, grease up all the rollers and reverse that baby fast backwards down the beach, hit the breaks right at the last minute and see that sucker fly of the back

This way you wont get your jeepy thing wet, though be careful you dont hit the break to early or it could all end tragically
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Old 11 November 2004, 10:45   #12
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Excellent idea!

How about recovery?
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Old 11 November 2004, 10:46   #13
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Hi Graeme

Been giving this problem some serious’ish thought, and stressing that I am in no way an engineer but I would have thought that the pivot points need to be as far apart as practicable Therefore the pivot points should be the ball hitch on the Suzzie and the axle of the trailer if this is complete B***ocks read no further.

Your still reading so I’ll continue:-

Attach a hitch to a 5metre (we’re metric now) square section Internal size greater than your trailer hitch, car connection end now sorted.

At the other end remove 6 to 12 inches ( I understand imperial better) of the top side so you now have a u shaped section drill a hole in the bottom face 5 – 11 inches from the end and attach a towball which has a screw bolt vertically below the ball I know this sounds totally stupid but such a ball does exist and I have one which you can have. so bolt this into the u section ensuring that there is sufficient room for the hitch to drop into the “U” and over the ball. Then drill a hole or 2 in one vertical sides of the U and weld a nut over each hole, you can then insert a bolt or 2 through the side section and clamp up tight against trailer drawbar. Sounds great to me so I’m just waiting for all U engineers to tell me why this is utter B***ocks,
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Old 11 November 2004, 10:57   #14
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recovery...Thats the easy bit

Assuming MeMe has the boat in the water and the hull is still in one piece though.

Construct a small ski ramp from marine ply and have someone position it directly in front of the aproaching boat and between the trailer, then once in position all MeMe has to do is open that big boy strapped on the back up and follow a straight course on his Humminbird whoops sorry should have said Garmin and hit that ramp smack in the centre and let that baby fly like an eagle straight onto the awaiting trailer......of course he's gona need a few attempts to work out the optimum take of speed or he'll miss the trailer and either end up on the car roof rack or in the car park in a nasty mess.

Still what a show he'll put on and if it all goes tragically wrong he'll go down in boating stupidity history
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Old 11 November 2004, 11:19   #15
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All we need now is Phil....

........ Davies to advise the correct rake of the ramp, speed of impact and expected g-force figures the passangers can expect during flight. Further, should I consider in flight catering and if so, should this be a hot meal or snack ?
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Sounds like a load........

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I know this sounds totally stupid but such a ball does exist and I have one which you can have.
...of bo***ks to me but if there's something going free, I'll give it a try
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Old 11 November 2004, 11:30   #17
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Doh didn't fink of dat anyway I thought you posh gits on the Warren had aMan with a tractor to do your bidd ing
from this comment I take it that you don’t have a ‘man wot does’, you northern ribbers are so quaint.

Anyway I don’t know were you get the idea that I am posh, I launch my rib with a dumper. No fancy jeep for me

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Old 11 November 2004, 11:41   #18
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If we think about it are........

......we not using a sledge hammer to crack a nut. After all, all I want to do is mooch the trailer wheels upto the waters edge, hop out of the jeep, place the extension (no not a dildo before you go all pervy on me) between my legs (look now you've got me at it), place the extension between the jeep and trailer and push it back 10/15 feet. Is it really going to jacknife or will not a good sharp shove get it moving in the right direction. Perhaps a decent sand wheel would help locked off in the right position ? What do ya think ?
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........ Davies to advise the correct rake of the ramp, speed of impact and expected g-force figures the passangers can expect during flight. Further, should I consider in flight catering and if so, should this be a hot meal or snack ?
MeMe...... now dont be so silly, this is taking it to extremes dont you think, besides the fact that Lord D doesn't have the available band width to consult on these matters with all the shooting he's been doing recently the skies of essex are looking rather barren.
I noticed on your extensive inventory that you don thave a cooker, so would suggest its going to be difficult to serve a hot meal in flight
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Old 11 November 2004, 11:45   #20
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Balls free, but + delivery charge to Abersoch + Hotel + Subsistence etc + vhf Course with Jono (the real one not the interloper) in Abersoch next on 27 / 28th Nov or you can collect from home anytime.
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