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Old 08 October 2011, 18:16   #1
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Missed the tide... no problem!

This guy has obviously done this before. Frankly I thought it was going to sink like a stone! Kid's comments are priceless!

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The frenchies did something similar with my boat in Paris, slightly unconventional
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Need a strong trailer for doing that
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As taught by our very own Dave Mallet at Wavelength Training for launching at Knots End. A very strong tide across the slip means this is the better way of doing it.

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Old 08 October 2011, 19:23   #5
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1) not sure I'd fancy dunking my motor like that to launch it

2) I'd like to see him recover it that way

Funny though

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1) not sure I'd fancy dunking my motor like that to launch it

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Well, hear what you are saying, but if an outboard won't take a bit of a splash over the engine cowl it has no place to be on a boat at sea.

They recover the same way, drive onto the trailer clip on the winch line and winch away.

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Agree to a point but the slip is to his right so why bother ? Can only assume it's to not get his trailer wet in which case you could argue if it's not fit to go it and out of the water it has no place being under a boat either!

Oh no what have I started now

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Well, hear what you are saying, but if an outboard won't take a bit of a splash over the engine cowl it has no place to be on a boat at sea.

I agree though .. dumping the expensive bit right into the Briney cant be a good plan if its just to save your trailer
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I ve just been watching all the other clips that came up after that clip "boat launch fail" God - some idots out there!
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Agree to a point but the slip is to his right so why bother ? Can only assume it's to not get his trailer wet in which case you could argue if it's not fit to go it and out of the water it has no place being under a boat either!

Oh no what have I started now

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The slip finishes by the pole.

I have witnessed first hand Dave launching and recovering there. A proper sight to see
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