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Old 31 July 2009, 19:24   #1
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Boat launch screwed my car up HELP

mmm I cant see what i did wrong but now car wont start
Any one got any ideas
Did everything acording to the book, checked tralor etc had all safty gear on board
Attatched the cable on the slip
car wont start and seats are wet now
has anyone else had this problem???
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Old 31 July 2009, 19:48   #2
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It looks like your car may have a hole in it. Try to fill it with air, then apply soapy water and look for the bubbles. I shouldn't be difficult. Patch and then enjoy! But be sure to use patch material that's appropriate for you car. You can't use PVC patch on Hypalon and you can't use Hypalon patch on steel!
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Old 31 July 2009, 19:56   #3
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should i patch inside and outside or just outside???
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should i patch inside and outside or just outside???
I'd patch anywhere I could mate! One other thing I think you need professional advice!
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Windows! Windows!

Amateur.

Always close your windows when front-launching.
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Seen Range Rover end up like this -great fun to watch - guy just walked away !
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Seen Range Rover end up like this -great fun to watch - guy just walked away !
Brings me back to when we were testing a snorkel on the 110 for the first trip to BogiB-land. We took her out in a nearby lake that is gravel bottomed and quite shallow until you get about 50m from the shore. We were driving around (bricking it, in truth) with a nice bow wave breaking on the windscreen and water lapping at our feet. Some people arrived in the carpark and just stood open-gobbed as we drove out, opened the doors to drain the footwells and headed off...

If only we had thought to launch a boat the same day
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Old 01 August 2009, 08:14   #8
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Windows! Windows!

Amateur.

Always close your windows when front-launching.


S?@T thats what I forgot to do

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Old 01 August 2009, 09:14   #9
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Brings me back to when we were testing a snorkel on the 110 for the first trip to BogiB-land. We took her out in a nearby lake that is gravel bottomed and quite shallow until you get about 50m from the shore. We were driving around (bricking it, in truth) with a nice bow wave breaking on the windscreen and water lapping at our feet. Some people arrived in the carpark and just stood open-gobbed as we drove out, opened the doors to drain the footwells and headed off...

If only we had thought to launch a boat the same day
This wasn't you was it?

Then again it's a slightly older Land Rover!!!
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Old 01 August 2009, 09:50   #10
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This wasn't you was it?
No , but add a lid and you're not a million miles off, we took a sudden dip into a depression on the lake bed at one point, and I wasn't sure if we were coming back! We were worried about the legality of the situation as lifejackets are compulsory here and we didn't have any and we didn't have our seatbelts on. I was kinda hoping to meet Plod...

Obviously we had the whole axle breather, wading plug, rad cover thing going on during all this. Still, thank God for vinyl upholstery
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