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Old 16 May 2011, 13:57   #31
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Thanks popeye, perhaps i will see it soon at allington.

Just realised your orpington, me too, small world full of sibbers ehh!!
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Old 16 May 2011, 14:50   #32
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Daft question maybe,,, iwas thinking about fitting a wheel somehow to the bow,,, how would i do it though,,, i seen those foldable trailer jobbies , but its going to be even more time consuming building one of them everytime as well as the boat .
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The two pads fit nicely either side of the inflatable keel, and I have a long webbing strap that goes around the boat to retain it.

Most places I launch I get the trailer as close to the water as possible and just use the transom wheels - where this isn't possible I use the C Tug as well.

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Old 16 May 2011, 15:41   #33
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Hello mate have you managed to view the slipway yet?,not to steep i hope?

Hi thornbackflounder,

How are you mate? Yes, I drove down there yesterday early evening, well impressed, it's not too bad at all, eventually I will apply for a key to the barrier but in the meantime there is more than enough space for me to wheel mine around the side, infront of those beach huts. Is it manned there and have you ever been stopped? My intention was to inflate the boat by the car, using the 12V inflator put the outboard on and everything in the boat and then just wheel straight down on the transom wheels! Nice firm sand there as well. I then drove up to the ramp at Herne Bay and was speaking to a commercial fisherman who was just going out to put drift nets out, very interesting. The sea was like a pond early evening, no wind at all, a bit different to the forecast! I may be going out this Saturday with a pal. When are you out next?


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Old 16 May 2011, 15:46   #34
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Hi thornbackflounder,

How are you mate? Yes, I drove down there yesterday early evening, well impressed, it's not too bad at all, eventually I will apply for a key to the barrier but in the meantime there is more than enough space for me to wheel mine around the side, infront of those beach huts. Is it manned there and have you ever been stopped? My intention was to inflate the boat by the car, using the 12V inflator put the outboard on and everything in the boat and then just wheel straight down on the transom wheels! Nice firm sand there as well. I then drove up to the ramp at Herne Bay and was speaking to a commercial fisherman who was just going out to put drift nets out, very interesting. The sea was like a pond early evening, no wind at all, a bit different to the forecast! I may be going out this Saturday with a pal. When are you out next?


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My intention was to inflate the boat by the car, using the 12V inflator put the outboard on and everything in the boat and then just wheel straight down on the transom wheels!EXACTLY what we do it will be fine,just go the OTHER SIDE if the gate is open ,by the wall,i would keep clear of the beach huts,hoping to get the Earl out down the varne boat club this wk end,if its good next wk end after that will try and hook up with you mate,Ill PM you some marks later in the wk if you are going sat,stay lucky ,Shane
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Old 16 May 2011, 16:02   #35
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Hi Shane,

Thanks for the heads up on the ramp, absolutely ideal and a very pretty spot as well. My wife and I had a drink in the pub looking out onto the bay. I don't have sat nav yet! So any marks you send will have to be descriptive, ie, so many yards left or right of a buoy.

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Hi Shane,

Thanks for the heads up on the ramp, absolutely ideal and a very pretty spot as well. My wife and I had a drink in the pub looking out onto the bay. I don't have sat nav yet! So any marks you send will have to be descriptive, ie, so many yards left or right of a buoy.

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No probs Daryl,if i can get you on the fish i will mate,tiz a pretty place ramo in the hight of summer with all the BQ and red wine drinkers outside there beach huts,lol and swimmers who won t get out of the way when coming back to the slip,i got a big fog horn to blast em this summer,lol
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[QUOTE=lockieboi;401216] Thanks popeye, perhaps i will see it soon at allington.

Just realised your orpington, me too, small world full of sibbers ehh!!


lockieboi,

It is a small world! Still if ever there's a flood in Orpington, you and I will be ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi Shane,

Thanks for the heads up on the ramp, absolutely ideal and a very pretty spot as well. My wife and I had a drink in the pub looking out onto the bay. I don't have sat nav yet! So any marks you send will have to be descriptive, ie, so many yards left or right of a buoy.

All the best

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I don't have sat nav yet! ,Just thought Daryl,you will need a depth finder/fishfinder of some discription ,goes deep then shallow in places,plus if you do not have GPS,you may want to study a map of the area,as there are some obstructions that stick out in shallow water and are just under as well at other times ,so you will want to clear then, rips or tears don t do well for us sibbers.
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Hi Shane,

Thanks for the heads up on the ramp, absolutely ideal and a very pretty spot as well. My wife and I had a drink in the pub looking out onto the bay. I don't have sat nav yet! So any marks you send will have to be descriptive, ie, so many yards left or right of a buoy.

All the best

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I don't have sat nav yet! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Just thought Daryl,you will need a depth finder/fishfinder of some discription ,goes deep then shallow in places,plus if you do not have GPS,you may want to study a map of the area,as there are some obstructions that stick out in shallow water and are just under as well at other times ,so you will want to clear then, rips or tears don t do well for us sibbers.
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I don't have sat nav yet! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Just thought Daryl,you will need a depth finder/fishfinder of some discription ,goes deep then shallow in places,plus if you do not have GPS,you may want to study a map of the area,as there are some obstructions that stick out in shallow water and are just under as well at other times ,so you will want to clear then, rips or tears don t do well for us sibbers.


I do have charts of the area. I will be extra vigilant.
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