Originally Posted by Tino
Oh and dont do what i saw recently...
I saw just what you describe at Fowey this year...guy unhitches his sail boat half way down the slope intending to walk it down. Wifey is in the water paddling. I'll leave the rest to your imagination. Lets just say that she didn't need the Ferry to reach the other side!
When they managed to get it together she now has the boat at the waters edge and he go gets the car. She stands between the car and the boat and he reverses down the slipway and knocks her over. Again.
At the same time a guy launches his row boat by getting his knife out and slashing the string (in lieu of winch strap) holding the boat on the trailer. The guy is wearing rigger boots and overalls...not a good combination for running into the water to recover the boat.
So, there's two things I learnt about how not to launch in the space of about 5 minutes.