Originally Posted by AndrewH
Nick - just curious - I know the long rope trick works fine for recovery as you already have the trailer detached from the car and can pull away with the car on the dry. However, what did you do for launching. Did you leave the trailer hitched on the basis that it was lighter coming out of the water than going in? Or did you use the rope on launch, and if so when did you unhitch (on the flat or on the slope using trailer brakes till the car took up the load in the rope).
Thanks in advance
I would launch with the trailer attached to the car. I did sometimes have problems if the trailer wheels hit a shingle bump or a another lump that I could not get over and I could not get enough traction to move forward. I would then detatch the car and deploy the rope. It takes a bit of thinking about how you proceed and not let the rig shoot down the slip, but I always got the job done.
On one occasion I got home and found a stone in the tyre from the hard, tried to lever it out, got a hiss, took it to the tyre shop, tyre shop said it cant be repaired. 90% of the stone was inside the tyre.