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Old 31 January 2008, 02:13   #11
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I did it my way.........
Yep I strap mine down like that
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Old 31 January 2008, 02:26   #12
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This is very true Martha i have not even had the pleasure of launching for the first time yet.
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Old 31 January 2008, 02:46   #13
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This is very true Martha i have not even had the pleasure of launching for the first time yet.
where are you going to launch from ?
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Old 31 January 2008, 04:07   #14
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This is very true Martha i have not even had the pleasure of launching for the first time yet.
I notice your from Lincoln. If your looking to come to the coast (cleethorpes) i'll give you a hand. Just let me know.

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Old 31 January 2008, 05:05   #15
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should the bow eye be level with the winch
Not necessarily. If it's level or above, put an extra downwards pulling tie to stop the bow lifting, like the phots at the beginning of the thread. I guess it will depend on your bow snubber design- some have rollers, some have two pads that land either side of the bow eye, and winch position can change on some of them depending how you have it set up so without a pic it's difficult to say. On my old SR trailer the bow eye ended up level with the winch, but the snubber arrangement meant it was a good 8" 'tween the eye & the winch, so I took an extra rope (the painter) vertically down to stop it lifiing as well as the E-stop catch rope as discussed before.

The thing to remember is unless you have a VERY powerful tow vehicle with traction control etc etc the braking forces pushing the boat forward off the trailer will be much bigger than the acceleration forces pushing it off the back. Especially (perish the thought) if you hit something.
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Old 31 January 2008, 11:35   #16
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Thanks 9D280 the snubber i have is a solid bit of rubber with two wings, the force coming forward has split the left wing. My bow eye is about 8" above the winch so as when i get nearly fully on the winch is pulling down, this seems to put alot of strain on the eye this is why i asked the question. Am i right if i put a tie from the snubber to the bow eye it will stop the boat rising up the snubber therefore stopping it from coming forward.
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Old 31 January 2008, 11:42   #17
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High Chris is there a good slip at cleethorpes i should like to loose my launching cherry as soon as i can. The rib is almost ready for the big day just need to get my gps going.
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Old 31 January 2008, 15:00   #18
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High Chris is there a good slip at cleethorpes i should like to loose my launching cherry as soon as i can. The rib is almost ready for the big day just need to get my gps going.
I launch from the Humber Mouth Yacht Club which is just up the road from cleethorpes. It has tractors to launch (3), club house with all the facilities to clean your rib with;including changing rooms, showers and a kitchen so you can make your own food/drink when you've done. A full bar at the weekends. All for 160 year which includes annual boat storage (space permitting) in a locked compound. With you being close and if you've got a family its well worth you considering joining as it makes it all very easy

If you like, i will give you a tractor launch and save your car from getting dirty first time round on the beach.

There are other public launches on cleethorpes seafront, which are also beach launching and you will need to register you set up with the Beach Safety Guys and buy a gate key for the year for 35, but there's no facilities and you will need a 4x4.

If you want a launch this saturday or any other weekend, give me a call, ive pm'd you my number.

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High Chris is there a good slip at cleethorpes i should like to loose my launching cherry as soon as i can. The rib is almost ready for the big day just need to get my gps going.
Just a quick one, what size outboard do you have fitted ?
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