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Old 03 May 2005, 08:40   #11
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Originally Posted by Kernow
he would advise that where possible leave the trailer further up the slip a few feet and winch onto the rear rollers.
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Old 03 May 2005, 11:46   #12
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If you have a roller trailer and have the back rollers just out of the water then the bow goes far enought up to hook up and winch on. in this way the rollers will find the correct place usually. I have a 7.8 meter rib and this works quite well. As long as you get the bow up there and hooked up if the wind/tide gets hold of you you can us the engine to help. if the roller are too far in the water (submerged) then sometimes they float the wrong way and the boat can end up sitting incorrectly. Better too far out that in. Its a two man job. Getting it off same principle.

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Old 13 June 2005, 07:20   #13
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Thanks to Des for the advice about de Graff and the docking bars.

Got them for £141 and fitted them very easily.

Only recovered twice since I've fitted them but it went very easily, especially when the boat went a bit to one side so I pushed it back with the strap attached which centred it and up it came.

So the docking bars get a thumbs up so far. The only snag is they add width to an already wide trailor and getting down the road to the lymington slipway was a nightmare.


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