Originally Posted by Downhilldai
If you can't drag an SR4 up it with a 2WD car, then it's not fit to be called a slipway..................(or you need driving lessons)
Fully agreed......SR4 should be in and out with any motor.
However, if the slip has any width then attack the incline at an angle until your clutch is fully in. This reduces the slip angle to get motion. Then you need commitment to run up the slip to a clear flat.
2WD is ample, angle of initial tow helps a ton hence the first few yards at an angle to the slip.
Few bags of sand on a slippery slip under your drive wheels work a treat, in an emergency.......could be your ballast?
Tricky but useful excercise if planned properly:
once your boat is fixed on the trailer........back into water gently on full lock to reduce the trailer weight (only recommended if traction to driving wheels is guaranteed esp useful technique for FWD, and make sure your boat engine isn't dragging in the water by lifting it) and incident slip angle.
Staighten your steering to drive across the slip as you pick up the drive (with your lightenend load and less incline).
Once you have traction it's home and dry but make sure that you don't need to stop at the top until you get to a flatter area for the trailer to be on, not just the car.
This is all "when it all goes wrong" stuff but works a treat.
Good to know and very useable, also doesn't look like a panic attempt if you do it with forethought.........ie when "chip and ice-cream eating well wishing onlookers" wish for a YouTube entry are waiting for a spectacle.