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Old 09 February 2013, 15:52   #1
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So I finally picked up my (second hand) Avon adventurer on Thursday ( i know lots of you don't like them but it was within my budget and well maintained by prev owner) then did Pb lvl 2 in it Friday and today! Lunched from lymington slipway on both days after practising reversing the trailer a few times nearby! Still managed to screw it up but corrected by driving forwards and then back again a few time - was pleased there wasn't a queue for the slipway! Managed to end up in the folly at lunch time!

Then on the way back Solent was as flat as anything so had it up to top speed at 37knots against the tide

Second day of launching and recovery was better but still took multiple manoeuvres!

So if you see me down at lymington slipway struggling be kind and don't get angry at me! I found out that It looks easier than it is!
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Old 09 February 2013, 16:50   #2
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Good for you...as a fellow adventure owner...I'd say take all the joking with a large pinch of salt...especially on here :-)...

How big is yours......?
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Old 10 February 2013, 07:49   #3
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I quite often have to go forward and back a few times to get the trailer straight - particularly when it is just the trailer as there is a bit at Lymington when it disappears from view. In the summer you get the dinghies, canoeists, small children paddling to contend with as well!
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Old 10 February 2013, 11:21   #5
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Yeah I thought it would get busy in the summer so I'm going to be doing it as much as poss before those busy months!

I'm hoping it gets easier with more practise!
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Did you get stung at the slipway for launching charges?
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Lunched from lymington slipway on both days after practising reversing the trailer a few times nearby! Still managed to screw it up but corrected by driving forwards and then back again a few time - was pleased there wasn't a queue for the slipway!
Simple trick: Place your hands at the bottom of the steering wheel. While watching your mirrors (or, if you must, looking over your shoulder), monitor the trailers' progress. Move your hands in the direction you want the trailer to start turning. It's the initial direction of steering that screws up most people backing a trailer, and this is a quick way to get it right.

As far as how much to cut the wheel, and when to counter the cut, that's just practice, so you'll get there.

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Did you get stung at the slipway for launching charges?
Yep unfortunately but I guess nothing in life is free
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Simple trick: Place your hands at the bottom of the steering wheel. While watching your mirrors (or, if you must, looking over your shoulder), monitor the trailers' progress. Move your hands in the direction you want the trailer to start turning. It's the initial direction of steering that screws up most people backing a trailer, and this is a quick way to get it right.

As far as how much to cut the wheel, and when to counter the cut, that's just practice, so you'll get there.

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Thanks for the handy tip will give it a go next time!
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Just be very careful of your speed in and out of lyminton.
all the way out to the jack in the basket marker...
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