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Old 10 June 2008, 20:33   #11
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Most of the power boat trailers here have submersable lights mounted on the rear beam, so trailer boards are not often seen.
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Old 11 June 2008, 16:23   #12
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Was interupted once & dropped my jetski in the middle of the road - no damage but a lesson learned - dont get interrupted ! If you do start again ................ all because I forgot to flick the ratchet down as my neighbour was 'chatting about the nice weather !'
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Old 12 June 2008, 06:23   #13
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Ditto, and she wonders why I get peeved
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Was interupted once & dropped my jetski in the middle of the road - no damage but a lesson learned - dont get interrupted ! If you do start again ................ all because I forgot to flick the ratchet down as my neighbour was 'chatting about the nice weather !'
My two dive buddies with boats both unclip everything before backing the trailer. I advised them why that's a bad idea, but they didn't listen. Still waiting for a RIB to launch prematurely.

Personally, I put about 10 to 12 inches of slack in the bow strap, and set the winch rathcet back to pull. Bow strap gets unclipped when the transom's over a foot of water (with help), or when the dock lines are tied off (when solo - it's easier when you're dressed for diving and don't mind getting wet.)

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