Originally Posted by Gavin F
Hi Hugh, me again! Just wanted to comment on the Saab thing, doh! Have got some ropes so should be ok i guess as this is how the guy i bought the rib off launched and he had a Jeep. Might be time to chop the Saab in then for a 4x4 but need something that the clients would like and as economic as the 9-3, hmmm? Unlike Sarah I cant quite afford both at the mo : )
we have only tried with the saab once and that was down at ichenor which is stones and steepish at the bottom and our boat and trailer is probably quite heavy.
in a word it was crap, it struggled with just the trailer to get grip. but we will try again on other slips like camber dock
the beemer has pulled out of there a good few times and only got stuck once when i was on the far side where it is muddy and green
the beemer is auto, traction control and auto. the saab is front wheel drive and manual.
even a volvo estate could not pull the boat out at ichenor when we swapped over to try. so thats why i invested in some ropes
if you have a selection of ropes then you should be fine i would say. but best thing to do is give it a go as your saab may have better grip than ours and your boat is lighter.
with our landies and shoguns we have never had an issue, i always think auto is far better for pulling up slips.