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Old 14 January 2010, 15:32   #11
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I usually bugger it up and end up with the trailer squint!
What do you need a trailer for, you could carry your boat!
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Old 14 January 2010, 15:43   #12
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What do you need a trailer for, you could carry your boat!
Actually you can't - I've tied! But if you get it squint on the trailer (which obviously never happens to me you understand!) you can straighten it up without refloating...
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Old 14 January 2010, 16:14   #13
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Actually you can't - I've tied! But if you get it squint on the trailer (which obviously never happens to me you understand!) you can straighten it up without refloating...
You should see the mess on I had trying to get my SR4 off the trailer, bloody flooding hull!
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Old 14 January 2010, 17:01   #14
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A good video to start off with, if if helps ANYONE, then that's got to be a good thing!

Perhaps some of the more experienced guys on here could do an even better one to continue the series

I never forget our first time launching/recovering, had a nice large crowd of watchers out at Yarmouth slipway at the start of the summer... nothing like pressure
(but eternal thanks to neilda, who happened to bump into us and gave us a hand!)
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Old 14 January 2010, 17:11   #15
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they should try make a beach version if that was here all you would see is the top of the cab on the pickup .you have to go miles out to get enough depth here... lol no nice concrete slips
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Another tip is if you are new to boating or new to the slip way if there are others recovering the boats watch them and see how they do it as you may find this usefull

Also watch you dont put the trailer in to the water tooo deep the wheels dont always need to be completly under on a steeper slip way
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Edit - ahha! When you embed a video you only need the video number ie. 61V4yJ8laIo between the youtube tags - not the whole URL.
Aye.... took me a while to work that one out many posts back .. a wee sticky of that info would be handy for peeps .. cos it'll get lost in this thread, and its damn handy to know
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Quite a helpful video I think - shows beginners that it needn't be a complete trauma. Yes it helps if you've got a good slip / trailer / tow vehicle / weather / tide etc - but you can chose where you launch, spec a good trailer and tow vehicle and chose your weather and tide.

After all Jonny's in the business of selling boats, many to first timers, not the rufty tufty Searider bunch! (Myself included).
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When I did my Jetski course (from the Lee on Solent slip)

I had to launch and recover, the instructor talked through the various methods, which you have to do yourself.

Recovery is a bastard with a swell and crosswind, then the Fuxxxng trailer floats away even though it's roped to the car higher up the slip.

You guys have my admiration recovering a big rib.
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When I did my Jetski course (from the Lee on Solent slip)

I had to launch and recover, the instructor talked through the various methods, which you have to do yourself.

Recovery is a bastard with a swell and crosswind, then the Fuxxxng trailer floats away even though it's roped to the car higher up the slip.

You guys have my admiration recovering a big rib.
hehe .. you should try taking in an 8.5m with big waves at the stern on a beach .. holy fookin moly .. that ' is' a learning curve
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