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Old 19 June 2008, 03:35   #11
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waders and the hand winch usually sort the problem out. how big is your rib?

The real solution to this however is practice, it's how I got better, spend a quiet day on the slipway launch and recover the boat 10 or so times maybe have an experienced buddy with you and work out the best way for you.

When I used to instruct I really used to enjoy the slipway section but to me it's the most dangerous part of the whole boating experience. If you want to pick my brains (quite a quick process normally) call me on 07859886431 but be quick cos I'm back offshore soon .

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Old 20 June 2008, 11:25   #12
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waders and the hand winch usually sort the problem out. how big is your rib?

The real solution to this however is practice, it's how I got better, spend a quiet day on the slipway launch and recover the boat 10 or so times maybe have an experienced buddy with you and work out the best way for you.

When I used to instruct I really used to enjoy the slipway section but to me it's the most dangerous part of the whole boating experience. If you want to pick my brains (quite a quick process normally) call me on 07859886431 but be quick cos I'm back offshore soon .

stu
I think your right R.W about the slipway bit been dangerous i have seen more backs done in , crushed toes ,fingers caught in winches ,eye lost and bloodpresures set to boiling point, welds breaking and all on the slipway,
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One of the biggest mistakes most people make is to have the trailer in too deep and try and float the boat on - you need to be able to drive onto the trailer so that the rollers will guide the boat properly.
omg for once i agree with codders!!! roller trailers tend to be used best when driven onto not floated!! Havin said that this weekend i had great deal of trouble getting the rib onto the trailer with 90deg crosswind and tide! in the end i retreated to a calmer slip!

I had bars fitted on the hard boats trailer!! anyone used em on a rib and not been worried bout it goin POP!
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Old 01 July 2008, 02:48   #14
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One other thing to consider is to plan your day so that you avoid launching or recovering during those times when the tide is at its worst. Especially when Spring tides are at their peak.

Dont forget the rule of twelfths (RW will be proud)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_twelfths
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