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Old 25 September 2003, 04:15   #21
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i also disagree windchill. Ive got a non rib sportsboat fully laiden @ about 1700-2000kg with trailer. i do need to get my car wet, not that i enjoy it but even though its a rollercoaster trailer my stepped hull gets stuck on the rollers at certain tides, i also always launch with someone in the rangerover now as once i was so determined to get unstuck from the step i dragged the whole rig 3ft into the water.
The easy answer is roller coaster trailers and stepped hulls don't mix for just that reason. I don't understand why people supply these trailers for stepped hulls. We race a stepped hull RIB and have a traditional bunked trailer, never have a problem getting it off and keeping the trailer dry. No problem with traction either as we use a Nissan Navaro 4X4 pickup or a Range Rover "Dakar" with a front tow hitch and the biggest wheels you've ever seen!

It might be worth considering removing the rollers and replacing them with 2 bits of wood and some carpet, sometimes low-tech is the way to go!

And one last thing a bit of Fairy liquid on the carpet makes an enourmous difference if you're still having trouble!
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Old 26 September 2003, 14:21   #22
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Old 27 September 2003, 05:35   #23
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Slightly O/T I fear but I picked up a handy little book at the Boat Show called 'The Good Launch Guide 2004' @ 7.95 by CSW Publishing, 2A Tenison Road, Cambridge CB1 2DW.
This lists just about every coastal and inland slipway in the UK and details charges, type of ramp, boat size suitability, access, parking, hazards and whether or not 4wd is necessary.
Just the job when planning your hols.

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Old 27 September 2003, 07:04   #24
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This lists just about every coastal and inland slipway in the UK and details charges, type of ramp, boat size suitability, access, parking, hazards and whether or not 4wd is necessary.
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Nah, it doesn't.
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Old 28 September 2003, 15:59   #25
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Old 28 September 2003, 16:03   #26
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It lists all the slipways that we get told about by the thousands of people who log onto our web site every weeks. Impossible to be totally comprehensive but you wont find a better guide.
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