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Old 08 March 2019, 07:24   #11
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... Recovery is just as easy, drive the boat upto the trailer until the bow engages in the rear rollers, leave the engine in gear on tickover.....
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...Recovery.. drive onto the trailer up to the bow snubber, leave the engine ticking over in forward, lean over the bow, latch onto the bow eye. Engine off, tilted and pull out...
So you both desert the helm with the engine running and in gear!
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Old 08 March 2019, 07:42   #12
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So you both desert the helm with the engine running and in gear!

If your trailer and boat's setup properly it's not going anywhere....if it's not then it should be.
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Old 08 March 2019, 08:25   #13
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So you both desert the helm with the engine running and in gear!


Nope, Iím at the helm whilst the missus is hooking & winching. The point of the leccy winch was so that she could do the winch bit whilst I had the helm. Otherwise she had to hold the boat whilst I jumped out, hooked on & started winching, this could get lary at some of the launches we use in France if thereís a swell coming into the harbour. The way we have it now is much easier & arguably safer as machines are replacing man(woman) power. Combined with the VanClaes gyro roller trailer, itís now a doddle.
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Old 08 March 2019, 09:19   #14
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nowt wrong with in gear where's it gonna go unless it can jump over the winch post you could have a long kill cord if it bothered you
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Old 09 March 2019, 13:58   #15
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my SIB float off & on, bunks are at knee level ive recently fitted two wheels at the transom saver instead of a flat bunk that means i can now winch the boat back on if the water is too shallow.
Do you have to disconnect from the car with flat bunks?

I'm fortunate that with roller bunks even on a slip with a slight gradient I don't have to get the rear tyres wet or unhitch to launch. Missus and dog are already in the boat although it would be fairly easy to do single handed. Great idea to have the tailgate up when reversing.
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Old 09 March 2019, 14:08   #16
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Not that simple various slips, beach launches etc my ref to tyres wet is as far as I go, water depth is what it is if it floats bang on if it don't I throw it off by spinning it or lift the trailer up in the air to give an incline I don't have any issues suppose I've done it for years and know all the tricks
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Not that simple various slips, beach launches etc my ref to tyres wet is as far as I go, water depth is what it is if it floats bang on if it don't I throw it off by spinning it or lift the trailer up in the air to give an incline I don't have any issues suppose I've done it for years and know all the tricks
Sounds like a bit of humping is needed to get it on (no pun intended) as getting it off is the easy part.
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No winch does the hard work must have a bit of Egyptian in me I don't struggle I find an easy option
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I agree with the original poster, here in the stated launch ramps are pretty much all the same. And backing in will float off unless your setup is odd.
Like my last sib on trailer had tall trailer tires and the tubes above that. I pulled it with a 1985 320I BMW. It required a extension pole to ad 8' to the tongue.
Also if you go with wood and carpet you won't have to read all the posts on how to change the rusty split pins.

On another note- what is all that stuff you guys have to have on the back of your trailers? It looks like a christmas tree back there!

Here in the states you need two lights and a licence plate. And its better if at least one works. Unless its daytime, then they can both be burned out.
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It looks like a christmas tree back there!



Here in the states you need two lights and a licence plate.
Where is your license plate on the last picture ?
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