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Old 09 October 2008, 17:14   #21
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Nothing a bucket of self-levelling won't sort out
No, it would've run out the holes.
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Old 09 October 2008, 17:15   #22
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Here's another. My first boat, that wasn't the Old Man's, was a late 70's 14ft Shakespeare with a 3cyl Suzook 65. I went to town on it. I had the deck pro painted Ford bright lime green, new seats, screen, floor and carpeting. When screwing and sikaflexing the floor in I thought that my s/s screws were a bit on the long side. I then checked the amount of void between the floor and the hull. Plenty and on I go. I then gave a carpet laying mate 10 to do a nice job of the nylon carpet.
Ready to launch now, back her in as far as poss and give her a shove. Umm, bunked trailers are always a bit reluctant. Gets in, fires up the Suzook and gives it a bit of astern, no good. Give it flat out astern, still on the trailer. Hauls it out wondering WTF was the matter with the thing. I rocked it from side to side on the trailer and all became apparent. I'd screwed the hull to the bunks. The floor at the edges sat over a spray rail, and directly on the hull. I'd only put about 1/4" of four screws through into the wooden bunks, but it was enough to hold her fast.

Shorter screws and gelcoat filler sorted it, i never got the Suzook to run properly though.
At least it was one of those .. ahem .. silent fauxpas that no one else knew about .. unlike loosing the boat off a trailer which I almost did meself
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Old 09 October 2008, 17:17   #23
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At least it was one of those .. ahem .. silent fauxpas that no one else knew about .. unlike loosing the boat off a trailer which I almost did meself
Yeah, but Jardon wasn't stood next to your boat at the time.
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Old 09 October 2008, 17:27   #24
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The first time I ever launched my own boat from a trailer (many years back now) was at Baiter Park in Poole. Despite having sailed round the area all my life I'd never been there before.

I realised it wasn't a good idea to drive the Capri into the water and the slip at Baiter is long and a shallow angle.
I had a brainwave. I took the winch wire (quality winch! ) off the bow eye and hooked it to the towbar of the car, set the ratchet to unwind and started to wind it out. The handle came out of my hand and started spinning. Luckily I had enough sense not to try grabbing it.I'd only just bought the boat- assumed it was bolted to the winch. It wasn't.
Off goes the boat from the trailer,and off goes the trailer,only stopping when it hit the post at the end of the slip. I ended up chin just above the water hanging onto the boat with one hand and the trailer with the other while the 2 mates that were with me stood there laughing...
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Yeah, but Jardon wasn't stood next to your boat at the time.
Ah .. hehe ... bugger
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Old 09 October 2008, 17:35   #26
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Another one for you-make sure your drysuit neck seal is comfortable BEFORE you try and use it for the day after fitting a new one.

If it wasn't for meeting up with RickUK3 and him cutting down the seal while I was wearing it I think I may have garotted myself.
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Old 09 October 2008, 21:02   #27
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So far I have been lucky - no major mishaps of my own doing. However I have made the mistake of assuming other people are of a similar nautical vein.

As we were approaching a pontoon i asked a landlubber mate to get the boat hook ready to grab the pontoon - he grabbed the anchor and chain and was about to chuck the lot towards a very startled looking harbour master.

The worst though has to be allowing a mate'e father to help me recover my boat. He offered to drive the RIB but I politely declined. He has driven LRs all his life so I thought he would be pretty safe. I asked him to reverse about 6' which he did. Then he got out and walked away - forgetting about this thing called a handbrake!!! It was a steep slip into deep water - my yell must have been loud enough - he moved pretty quick for an old codger and grabbed it just in time.

I wonder what would have happened with an electric handbrake - how long would it take for him to find the switch? Then again they don't engage if the vehicle is in motion..............
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So far I have been lucky - no major mishaps of my own doing.
Eh? You bought a Prosport!
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Another one for you-make sure your drysuit neck seal is comfortable BEFORE you try and use it for the day after fitting a new one.
Bought my first drysuit, and tried the neck seal on at home. Got it on: way too tight; got it halfway off before my strength gave out. Nearly suffocated myself in the TV room. Good old days, eh?

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... no major mishaps of my own doing...As we were approaching a pontoon i asked a landlubber mate to get the boat hook ready to grab the pontoon - he grabbed the anchor and chain and was about to chuck the lot towards a very startled looking harbour master.
sounds like that was of your own doing - you didn't brief yor crew properly. But why do you need a boat hook to come alongside a pontoon?
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