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Old 10 August 2018, 10:20   #11
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Why are you dipping your car in the water?!
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Old 10 August 2018, 10:23   #12
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In the ten years of launch and recovery I have never had reason to get the car wet. Are you launching a very. Large rib from a shallow slip?
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Old 10 August 2018, 11:00   #13
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It’s not that I am, it’s that I wouldn’t want to with the family car. That’s all
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Old 10 August 2018, 13:58   #14
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I use my range rover all the time and I find if I stop reversing when the water just touches the wheel rim I only get the tyre wet and there pre canbus tyres so no issues go any deeper and id be more concerned with the brakes getting covered in salt water than anything else
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Old 10 August 2018, 14:46   #15
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What is pre canbus tyres? You mean tyre pressure monitors? Proper ones are normally inside the tyre anyway so water won't effect them. They are crap mind you anyway but another story, not if they break but when.
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Old 10 August 2018, 15:01   #16
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Probably true, but I still wouldn’t take the chance of dipping it in the water, even accidentally, with a 50k car. Rather use an old pick up. Just my personal opinion
I’d rather not drive an old pick up 60+miles on the motorway......every time I want to go out on the water..... my car is fine on a slip and no need for it to get wet, for a beach launch use a tractor.... no canbus but still don’t like being submerged in salt water.....
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Old 10 August 2018, 17:07   #17
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I’d rather not drive an old pick up 60+miles on the motorway......every time I want to go out on the water..... my car is fine on a slip and no need for it to get wet, for a beach launch use a tractor.... no canbus but still don’t like being submerged in salt water.....
Can understand that. Horses for courses. I only have to drive 5 miles in any direction to get to beach or slip , so traveling far in an older vehicle is not an issue.
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What is pre canbus tyres? You mean tyre pressure monitors? Proper ones are normally inside the tyre anyway so water won't effect them. They are crap mind you anyway but another story, not if they break but when.
my attempt at humour
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