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Old 13 July 2016, 12:57   #71
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Ah sorry I was being a bit thick! Are you pulling the boat out every night? That seems like an awful lot of effort now the pontoons allow overnight stays... Which house are you staying in?
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Old 13 July 2016, 13:08   #72
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My insurance doesn't cover tidal waters for overnight mooring (or on a pontoon) so however much I'd like to think the area would not have any crime I couldn't bear to leave it out... particularly with the shiny new outboard.

It's not too much trouble to pull out though and we were fine with the short hill last year but if my crew were reluctant or targeted by midges it was a hard ask single handed. Hence the trolley.

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Old 13 July 2016, 17:21   #73
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Finished job pics. I've had a test trundle around the drive and the pad does seem to stay firmly in place even over bumps and without the D-ring straps.

Ground clearance is 6" under the V-floor which is plenty if you avoid full height kerbs.

Thanks again to Chipko for the basic idea.

Sorry if my upholstery skills fall a bit short of Gurnard.
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Old 31 July 2016, 15:38   #74
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I have sneakily tied the aerotec to the rear of our car a couple of times now and driven it a quarter mile or so to the slip on its transom wheels. Bit of gaffer tape on the brackets to stop them jumping out of their lugs. Anyone else done this? Yes it's a no no but I've kept to side roads and the chances of bumping into Devon and cornwalls finest these days is virtually zero.
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Old 15 August 2016, 04:51   #75
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After a baptism of fire with a bumpy slipway, couple of kerbs, steepish hill and undulating garden to negotiate on holiday I cursed not taking straps back to the D-rings as the pad kept skewing round threatening to twist the bow handle off.

So I just used an odd bit of rope to take between the D-rings which transfers the main pulling load to the dolly towball just leaving the pad to support the weight and that's totally sorted it.

Note: The bow rope just happens to be tied off to the grab rails and isn't part of the arrangement.
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