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Old 21 July 2010, 08:34   #1
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Do you launch your SIB single handed

Well,

After almost a year I'm sneaking back, I've had a few difficult times to get through and sort out.

Anyway, enough of this self pity indulgence !!!

Simple question, whats the biggest SIB you manhandle down and up ! slips on transom wheels??

I've shortlisted a few set ups and intend to "park" the SIB in a dinghy field close to a slip.

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Old 21 July 2010, 10:48   #2
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I self launch a zodiac 3.4 air floor 15 hp yam 2 st, plus 22 ltrs fuel & sarnies, snorkelling stuff. slip is actually a v shingly beach & big transom wheels dig in. I just need a run up, once its moving its fine, secret is not to stop & use bodyweight as leverage (I walk backwards & lean back).

If I struggle I could offload some stuff.

Any more I'd be struggling but everytime someone comes & gives me a hand, its much appreciated but I'd be ok solo.
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Old 21 July 2010, 12:08   #3
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the biggest I managed was my Honwave 3.8 with Yam 20 2 stroke fitted with transom wheels, as long as the slip is around 40 degrees or less I can pull it up myself.
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Old 21 July 2010, 13:43   #4
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40 degrees???
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its a SIB !
Not trying to pull a trailer up! ... that said, there are a few "abrupt" unofficial "slips" in Scotland I have used, that must be close to 40 degrees.
The steeper they are the shorter they are!
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Old 21 July 2010, 14:24   #6
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Bombard 380 aerotech and yamaha 25hp 2 stroke, no problems on launching wheels. I leave all the kit on the boat. The beauty of this set up is I can then just wheel the boat up to the road trailer and by lifting up the bow can get the boat over 3 quarters of the way on and just winch the last bit. It means the road trailer has never been in the brine.
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Old 21 July 2010, 22:48   #7
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its a SIB !
Not trying to pull a trailer up! ... that said, there are a few "abrupt" unofficial "slips" in Scotland I have used, that must be close to 40 degrees.
Not a chance! You are talking about an 80% grade. Very, very few 4x4s have the ability to climb a grade like that unloaded, let alone pull a boat & trailer up a wet surface.
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Well I did understand it was 40% (10 meters forward, 4 meters up). 40 degrees is just as a a stair, and the problem is not only the weight but the slippery ramp.

Here in Mediterranean tides are tiny. I mean, beaches are small. I can't picture 100 meters of wet sand to launch!

People usually handles launching inflatable rolls. It must be wide enough as it almost hides down the boat (1,2 meters wide or more).
The distance you have to tow the boat is short, maybe 15 meters or less. The most annoying time is taking the deflated boat to the beach and then the engine on a trolley (I have a modified Rooteq for a Honda BF20). Recovering is a bit more complicated because of water inside the boat and beach ramp.
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Well I did understand it was 40% (10 meters forward, 4 meters up). 40 degrees is just as a a stair, and the problem is not only the weight but the slippery ramp.
That would be a 21 degree angle, which is quite steep.
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Bombard 420 aerotech and tohatsu 25hp 2 stroke, no problem on a slip, with transom wheels. However, otherwise this is too much single handed. I planned to be able to do it alone, but too much of a hasle to the rip the engine back a fort from the car to transom.
And the one(she) in our family who maintains the real power(now not refering to me.. ) is not to happy to assist with such issues.

Will buy a trailer for the rest of this season, weather is still briliant, while waiting for my RIB plans to utilize.....
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