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Old 13 May 2009, 06:42   #11
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Yep - same slip - but no thats not the local Valiant dealer .

The drop off was ' put in ' a few years ago when the council put new slabs at the bottom of the slip. Its good for when the tide is low , poeple are tired ,the boat is full of water , the skip is wet & a new clutch is needed !

I've offered to get my car to pull people out when they have no chance due to all the above ! You can also ground the trailor if you really get it wrong ! Amazing for such a decent slip that people can screw it up in so many ways !
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Old 13 May 2009, 07:00   #12
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doesn't sound very professional to me!!
No, but it does sound entertaining!
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This is part of my write up about last New Years Eve when we went out on the San Francisco Bay to watch the fireworks show at the west end of the Bay Bridge.

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"As soon as the show was over, we headed back to the ramp to try and beat the rush, and we were largely successful (though to be fair, I don't think there were all that many boats recovering anyway. Still, we missed the bull run heading back to the Estuary, which is a good thing. On the way in, I hit
something (Amanda thought it was a bird; I'm pretty sure it was something more substantial.) Whatever it was was solid enough to not bother kicking up my transducer, and instead snapped it off.

"Back at the ramp, Pam [note: Jeff's rommmate] was in Jeff's truck while Jeff power loaded his boat onto his trailer; I heard him tell Pam "Okay, pull it forward, slow and easy". There was a little delay, and then the wheels spun, and Pam pulled the truck and trailer up the ramp, around the corner, and into the lot. Johnny [Jeff's kid] had to run up to let her know that the boat was still sitting in the water, her rather abrupt accelleration having left it in place at the ramp. Jeff went up to retrieve his truck, and I power loaded his boat (it ended up on the trailer this time.) He then parked his truck, brought mine down, and I power loaded my boat."
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So, yes, I guess it is important to have the baot secured both launching and recovering (or have a clue about how to drive, I suppose...)

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Happened to the seller of my first RIB, Kohaku. Seller was reversing down the slip for the sea trial when that all to familiar sound of scraping gell coat filled the air.

I managed to get a 300 reduction in the price for a new winch and a tube of gell coat filler
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300....for a new winch and a tube of gell coat filler
Damn chandlers.
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Damn chandlers.

Haven't anything better to do

Winds blowing a hooly down here. What's it like up there?
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Been raining all afternoon
But the weekend's just begun and the sun's just come out
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Been raining all afternoon
But the weekend's just begun and the sun's just come out
Hey, well send it down this way please. It's been overcast and rainy all day
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Send it up here too. Weathers total dog sh!t!
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Old 15 May 2009, 16:43   #20
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Hey, well send it down this way please. It's been overcast and rainy all day
Just driven along the sea front at Gsoport, Solent empty cold and looking very bleak
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