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Old 02 September 2015, 21:15   #1
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Easy launch by the the professionals

Ever wondered how to make launching easy



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Old 02 September 2015, 23:08   #2
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Old 03 September 2015, 05:06   #3
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Love it, at least they got there in the end, bless, surprised they didn't shoot the boat !!
A bad day on the boat is better than the best day at work.
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Old 03 September 2015, 07:58   #4
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I bet if there was an etec engine on that rib there are some on here who blame the engine
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Old 03 September 2015, 10:48   #5
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It wouldn't have happened with a 4 stroke, the torque caused it.

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Old 03 September 2015, 18:14   #6
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Nice to laugh at someone else , did something similar last year after first getting the boat,in my eagerness to go out fishing I couldn't wait for the tide to come in so launched on what was an ok slip at the start but was like ice at the bottom, anyway launched boat and trailer into the sea , 2 foot drop off at the end of the slip made recovery of the trailer very hard , old timer showed me the trick of using a rope around the ball hitch for difficult launches in future... ☺️

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