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Old 27 August 2018, 02:36   #1
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Tractor topples over on slipway

Luckily no-one was killed. Massey Ferguson 35 and a traditional clinker-built boat.

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If their is any good news in this story, Looks like the boat has cushioned the blow!
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If their is any good news in this story, Looks like the boat has cushioned the blow!


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At least they still had the roll bar, I see so many with it off.
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At least they still had the roll bar, I see so many with it off.

Yeah its not a compulsory fit for vintage machines actually, which is surprising in this nanny state
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Was the boat on a trailer or do they just drag them up the slip on the keel? Iím always surprised we donít see more vehicles leaving the side of slips - although Iím not quite sure I understand the mechanism of accident from those pics.
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Was the boat on a trailer or do they just drag them up the slip on the keel? Iím always surprised we donít see more vehicles leaving the side of slips - although Iím not quite sure I understand the mechanism of accident from those pics.
Anyone got any info on how this happened? Did tractor roll back? Always an issue with steep slips and tractor brakes better in low range and keep chugging than high and having to stop......
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Hope the tractor was ok!
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I don't know the story behind this. On closer inspection it's not a traditional clinker built boat, but a GRP Orkney or Shetland dory.

When I've watched traditional wooden boats being hauled out in Lewis years ago due to fast approaching Atlantic gales, they usually put round fence posts under the keel and hauled it, replacing the posts as the boat travelled up the slipway. That's labour intensive as you'd have 2-3 men either side of the boat to keep it centred and a couple of others replacing posts and someone on the tractor smoking a Golden Virginia roll-up. There's simply not the men to do this type of retrieval now. Never ever seen them use a boat trailer. If they were in a hurry, it would go up on the steel keel guard!

Slipway could have had algae and the tractor lost control. The council usually spray the slipways to reduce marine growth, but who knows.

http://www.welovestornoway.com/index...and-boat-alert
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