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Old 11 February 2013, 08:18   #11
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I know exactly how you feel, i was the same reversing the trailer. I started with the steering at the bottom but i found that it was hard to do so i was shown to steer the trailer by the top of the wheel. Look in your mirrors and if you see the trailer start to turn into the mirror then push your hand towards that mirror. If you use tiny corrections and take your time then you will succeed in a straight launch which makes you relaxed to enjoy your day. Never had a problem since.
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Old 03 March 2013, 15:44   #12
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Went out again yesterday this time I got it virtually perfect both in and out! Well pleased! Had a great time out with the wife and dog! His first time out on a boat his nose going ten to dozen!
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Old 03 March 2013, 16:29   #13
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Just a thought..... If you are intending using Lymington a lot then you can get a year pass
Last years prices were...(can't find this years yet)
100 launch assisted by a vehicle,
For boats with 100hp or over 148
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Old 03 March 2013, 17:37   #14
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Thanks crusher yes will be launching from there all the time @ 12.50 a pop a 100 annual pass is well worth it
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Old 04 March 2013, 02:03   #15
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I launch at Lymington a reasonable amount, and yes it is one of the more difficult reversing manoeuvres as you have to go over a 'hump' losing your reference points whilst reversing. So if you are getting it right now pat yourself on the back
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Old 04 March 2013, 16:32   #16
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Greetings from a fellow Adventure 5.6 owner. Got mine last year, and had a few things to sort out on it, so I only got out a few times. I'm waiting for some warmer weather before venturing out, but hope to have a first run over Easter. I normally launch from Portsmouth.

Maybe see you on the water sometime.
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Old 04 March 2013, 17:29   #17
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Don't worry about multiple manoeuvers, I been reversing 40+ ton wagons for 20+ years and still take a couple of atempts to get my boats in the water.
Everyone was a learner once.
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Old 12 May 2013, 19:19   #18
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Just s little update getting more used to reversing with a 23ft lump on the back of the car, felt the car was under powered when towing plus I fancied a change so I bought a tiguan 4x4 and all I can say is wow what a difference the viability is awesome snd you cant even feel the weight when pulling up the slip
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12.50 to launch a boat i hope that includes some very good parking for the day

Am I being daft thinking most public slipways are free to use ??
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