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Old 02 February 2004, 18:00   #31
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Wavelength's method would work very well at the Camber slip at the moment with that bl**dy great fishing boat stuck in the way.

Hope he paid more than 2 to launch that.
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Old 02 February 2004, 18:03   #32
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OK, OK, so maybe I'm not an engineer then. Think my point is still valid though. Some kind of rigid extension to the trailer that can be rigged / derigged as neccessary could be a solution to the problem. Got to be better than a piece of rope I've thought. Especially as you then have the ability to reverse the rig using the car down the slipway.
Yes I agree, it's a very good idea but it needs only to pivot at one end if you are going to push with it.

Didn't mean to insult you, just wanted you to think about what you'd said.
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Yes I agree, it's a very good idea but it needs only to pivot at one end if you are going to push with it.

Didn't mean to insult you, just wanted you to think about what you'd said.
Don't worry it takes more than a Scottish windbag to wind me up

I think its a good idea too, with the right engineering behind it. I have seen a trailer with an extended drawbar permanently installed to deal with this very problem. But it was for a smaller RIB - dont think a permanently extended trailer for a 6.5m RIB would be a good idea!
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OK, I deserved that.
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i thought a draw bar would be a good idea, but think what reversing a double hinged hitch would be like.

The potting compound does set solid, the idea is that the front is easy to protect by many of the viable options above but the back is not so easy. I spent two seasons, greasing and cleaning the plugs ans still went through several sockets. i agree if your short on cable it may not be a good idea incase one day it needs to be removed and a new fitted!
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socket

My father years ago use to fill the socket up from the back with candle wax that should stop your wires going green and then just keep the front soaked in WD40
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Gentlemen,

given that Towsure sell a pre wired sockets for 3.95 and they only take half an hour to fit why worry about it. Give it a squirt of WD40 or fill it with grease hope for the best.

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