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Old 30 May 2011, 05:34   #21
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As you would expect, I say Dry Stack it and let someone else do the work!
There's an awful lot to be said for it, almost ideal if the budget allows
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Old 30 May 2011, 13:52   #22
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Oh yes - the other issue with keeping her afloat - cost of fuel! 1.35 garage pump 1.95 on barge - that's 36 difference on a 60l top up!

As my local mrinas don't have slips, that's either expensice fuel or a major logistics operation to get boat & car & trailer to suitable point, slip fees, tow,refuel, relaunch, sort car / trailer again etc.....

So will continue to hone routine - and when out for more than a day use local marina at 14/night for quick getaway the next day.
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Old 30 May 2011, 17:42   #23
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I found it useful to have stuff stored in a "all goes on the boat" and "goes to the launch only" boxes or bags.
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Then it sounds like you would benefit from having containers with all the things you need for a trip stuffed inside and just transfer these on board when you arrive. That would certainly speed things up!
Yes, it would...
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Old 31 May 2011, 02:43   #24
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I used to go out with a girl called Marina, she wasn't everyones cup of tea, but she floated my boat...
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I would say to remove the straps, throw on the electrics, un-chock the engine, throw on my wet suit and take of the trailer lights its about 20-30 mins depends on if I get a hand or not.
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