Earlier this year I was out on the Solent testing one or two things. Time was getting on a bit..............
Came to recover the boat and the tide was some way out. Ran to the car, got car and trailer to the slip, to have harbour master type person asking me if I could hang on as there were quite a few yachtie types around. "Er, not really" says I.
Anyway he helped me to the waters edge and I went and got the RIB from the pontoon. Driving the RIB to the immersed trailer I realised that the water was too low to risk driving onto the trailer with a bright shiny new prop on the back. So out I jumps and starts carefully winching, checking the depth at the transom as I winch in. Well she touched bottom. Bugger.
Aware of the time that repairs to gelcoat can take, I thought that my time would be better spent waiting for the tide to turn. So there it was, car hitched to trailer hitched to RIB all in a lovely line at the bottom of the slip and perfectly high and dry.
Had quite an amusing time watching some of the yacht racing types coming in, and some of them finding a REALLY deep hole just off the end of the slip; some of their faces as they surfaced were, well, worth seeing
My cock up - no camera