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Old 10 May 2014, 03:51   #1
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Holiday coming up ;-) advise needed from chaps that know stuff

Good morning fellars
My missus and me are going to Cornwall for a couple of weeks, we have got the cottage almost on the beach at Porthallow Cove ;-)

We are fairly new to ribs so could do with some advise on beach launching and retrieval, we have a td5 discovery but could really do with knowing a little bit about best technique.

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Also, if any of you have some favourite spots for cruising the south coast of Cornwall we'd love to hear.

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........could do with some advise on beach launching........
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I would try and find some specific local advice that its possible on that beach, or see if there is local tractor launching.

But in general, I'm with Pikey Dave, seen far too many lost boats, cars and trailers when beach launching. If its a shingle beach, the Landy will likely bog down on its own, without even the trailer let alone the boat.

Have a look at boat launch for a slipway instead, its a lot less stressfull.
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if there is a tractor launch / recovery available on the beach pay for it, it will save you money in the long run, rusty rear cross members on discos cost a few bob to repair
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You'll be well located, right and you have Kynance Cove,the whole of Mounts Bay, Porthcurno, Minack Theatre and on to Lands End. Left and you're in my manor, Helford, Fal Bay, Falmouth and all the creeks. Then on up to Portscatho, Meva, Fowey. Beware of beach launching, unless the beach, sea conditions etc. are perfect, it can be an exercise in boat destruction. Too much onshore chop and the boat can be thrown onto the trailer and the vehicle gets swamped. Ideally you need a slip, coverack has one, or launch/recover in the Helford. You could look into leaving it on a mooring in the river or take a pontoon berth at HRSC.
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Porthkerris, just around the corner, run a tractor launch - let them take the strain;

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Would not dream of beach launching a RIB. Even a SIB in any kind of more than slight sea chop can be a lesson in disaster.
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Thanks so far chaps, I'm not daft enough to ignore the warnings, port kermis is looking good so far


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