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Old 17 April 2007, 09:26   #1
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Adventurous Launching/Recovery?

Who needs a slip? This pic is even better that a post on here showing launching off the side of the slip.

http://www.apolloduck.com/image.phtml?id=52823&image=6

I think this is a Pega Trailer from Holland and seems to have crane like capabilities. You would think the engine would get quite a dunking at launch and I could imagine someone capsizing their rib with a little chop/wind/excessheight in the equation! One for the canals only?
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Old 17 April 2007, 09:35   #2
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Maybe maybe achievable going into the water, cannot see how it could possibly be recovered?
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'Ere, we could have used one of them when we bought our microplus... we were told there was a slip but it had closed some 50 years previously, so we ended up winching the damn thing up about 2' of canal bank on barge poles...
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Mine gets some water coming over the stern when it is on the trailer launching at certain states of the tide when the slip is very steep, I can't see how that possibly works without sinking the boat!
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I've done that once with a 4m rib. I was very mindful of the fact that a: the trailer might not be too happy with all that weight on the one roller at the back and b: the winch strap might snap. It took some serious winching but is possible! Not sure with a bigger boat though....
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Dave Mallet from wavelength training regulary launches off the side of Fleetwood slip. His website has pics of the launch and recovery.

No doubt the salty old sea dog himself will be along shortly to explain
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that looks a long way down to the water - even for me
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Yup! that's the one I was referring to. I think you need a slip that's both near level and wide for this to work but like the one I posted, I'd defintely stop to watch because it must really get some funny looks.
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staged photo.Tis a loada b*^%*"*s!
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