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Old 11 September 2007, 19:25   #11
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I have never in all my life had it go so far up at that speed.. To be honest I forgot the girl was there ...\\jonathan
Err... we are still talking about boats, aren't we?

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Old 11 September 2007, 21:06   #12
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Err... we are still talking about boats, aren't we?
I was going to say that, but discretion got the better of me...

I generally recover by myself as well, but I gently slide onto the bunks and then power up the rest of the way once the positon is just right. No winching required...
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I was going to say that, but discretion got the better of me...

I generally recover by myself as well, but I gently slide onto the bunks and then power up the rest of the way once the positon is just right. No winching required...
errr Stoo...gently sliding onto the bunk, powering up the rest of the way... getting the position just right...
And then ease her up into place and tie her down! Pull the plug out of her tail and hose her down real good, don't forget to give the port and starboard sponsons a good going over, it'll make her shine! Afterwards I always take time to inspect her top to bottom, make sure the rubber is clean for the next time...
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I dont want to sound condersending- but there is a mega difference when putting a 9 meter boat weighing over 2000 kgs on a trailer to a 5 meter one weighing about 800 kgs. The dynamics are completely different and the modus operandi is much more testing...

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'strange ... i use the same technique wether it be a 4 mtr or 9.5 mtr boat..... up to the trailer nice and slow and then floor it to get it as close to the winch as possible.
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Old 12 September 2007, 04:59   #16
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I dont want to sound condersending- but there is a mega difference when putting a 9 meter boat weighing over 2000 kgs on a trailer to a 5 meter one weighing about 800 kgs. The dynamics are completely different and the modus operandi is much more testing...

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With all due respect that is rubbish.
My boat is 9m and I have parked 10m boats on trailers and anything over tick over and a bit more is utter madness.

I put mine on the trailer this weekend with plenty of wind on a very narrow slip still did it without any drama and at just over tick over.

At 10-20 knts it can all go wrong very quickly as you nearly found out.

I would suggest maybe some slow speed practice with you recovery drills is needed IMHO.

Also you can see from the shock and dismay of the other members here that maybe something is wrong here!
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Old 12 September 2007, 05:16   #17
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With all due respect that is rubbish.
Agreed, a 10 metre boat will most likely have the power/grunt to suit....it's all relative. I've always recovered by nudging in/onto the trailer very slowly, then powering up to the snubber as required, then just hooking the winch cable on and tightening it, just as many have already stated here. simple. 10+ knts!! keep well away from me!
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