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Old 15 November 2004, 06:24   #21
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Originally Posted by slimtim
Can this be done with a roller trailer then Jono? You put the trailer into the water so the hubs are just above the water line and you can still get the boat on and off? sounds good.

Think that is the theory but in practice???

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Old 15 November 2004, 13:22   #22
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Rollers work well for me,I have never dared launch or recover with axles just above the water,(worried about grounding the back of the hull)but usually launch with the water threequarters of the way up the 10 inch wheels,slipway is reasonably steep.
I dont however use the outboard to power on,I keep it tilted and use the winch,I also get the driver to come forward to keep the nose down whilst winching.

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Old 16 November 2004, 07:24   #23
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Originally Posted by codprawn
Think that is the theory but in practice???
See post No 6 above....
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Old 16 November 2004, 07:58   #24
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Although joining the debate......

........a little late, I'd say rollers. Having had both types and having launched and recovered from several different types of surface, gradient etc with both, rollers do it for me every time. I add a chain to the bow d-ring when towing and when winching back on I tie the bow line off high up the trialer just in case the strap gives way. All common sence of course !
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Old 16 November 2004, 10:34   #25
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Thanks for all the help guys. I think i'll go for a roller one!

George8910, were you talking about the slip at yarmouth on the isle of wight? This is where i'll be launching. Its a bit crowded and old the old dears sit on the benches and watch you mess it all up!

Thanks again guys, appreciated as always.


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Old 17 November 2004, 10:05   #26
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Yarmouth slip iow

Hi Slimtim

Yes Yarmouth IoW - it's a great slip but you're right a bit public - there's also a smaller one around the back of the harbour office but not a lot of space to turn round. The only downside is having to pay to park - I used wooton a lot over the summer but you have to time the tides - the folly is ok but quite slippy at low water also you get an 'amusing' current pushing the stern away as you majestically splash around

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