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Old 06 June 2011, 10:00   #1
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A short video of us loading the Arctic 22 back onto its trailer

This is us recovering the RIB after doing safety cover on Loch Etive on the 4/6/2011.
Captured on helmet cam.

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Old 06 June 2011, 12:09   #2
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What camera are you using?
Interesting viewing wonder if I move my head like that?
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Old 06 June 2011, 17:45   #3
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Its just a 54 waterproof helmet cam from ebay. Its only after you review the footage at the end of the day that you realise how much you look around when your driving the boat, looking before turning and checking the gps and the revs etc etc.
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Why so deep!

Interesting video & comments on how much the head moves, but why on earth is the trailer submerged!

I also use a roller trailer & we only need to drop ours in about half way up the wheel to recover the rib.
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The Rib is 22 feet long, 8 foot 6 wide, weighs 1.5 tonne and has a draft of nearly 2 1/2 feet. When its on the trailer and the engine is trimmed right down there is only about 2 inches of clearance under the skeg. When recovering the rib by driving onto the trailer it has to be that deep or the engine will strike the ground as the bow lifts on the rear trailer rollers.

The minimum depth it can get recovered in is the top of the wheel rim. At that depth it has to be winched on as the beaching plate at the rear of the hull will sit on the ground even once the rear rollers are under the middle of the boat. Once the plate is on the ground you have to let the winch pull the trailer under the boat until you reach the breakover angle and it drops down.
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Wow thats what we call dipping the trailer.!
I rearly get my wheel bearings wet when recovering.

drive boat to end of trailer.
hook up winch
as its a roller coaster its really easy to winch on or push with one hand off!
If I left my engine trimmed down it would easily hit the ground way before I got to the trailer.
Isnt that what the trim up button is for. :-)

Lift engine prior to recovering. ( always do it so I dont hit anything in shallow water shallower than about 1 to 2 mtr

If if left mine down the engine would smack into the ground. even when safely on the trailer. ahve to tow with it chocked and tilted. ( donesnt every one? )

I will make a vid next time I launch and recover.
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Its just a big lump of a boat. If the trailer bearings were not under the water then the boat wouldn't even get to the trailer which is a small problem!! The joys of almost a 2 foot draft with the engine trimmed up out the way.

Yes I do trim the engine up before I load it. If you watch how hi the bow lifts as it mounts onto the trailer you will see the breakover angle problem. Unless you keep the stern floating it bottoms out the hull before its far enough on to get the bow down.


Two of us cant even push the boat back off the trailer unless its floating. Winching it on is easy once its dropped fully onto the trailer. Up till that point its hard hard graft on the winch.

This boat is in the mile of getting replaced with a Delta with a custom built trailer which loads a lot easier but still has to go into top of the rim depth.
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This boat is in the mile of getting replaced with a Delta with a custom built trailer which loads a lot easier but still has to go into top of the rim depth.
Did you sell her in the end?
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Yeah, she is getting picked up on Sunday. Picking up the new one on Monday.
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