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Old 23 September 2013, 14:10   #21
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And another for the plug Pushed it off the trailer into the harbour & for a couple of seconds stood there wondering 'Where's all that water coming from?
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Old 23 September 2013, 14:17   #22
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+1 for the bung being left out, still managed to do Hamble to Bembridge and back with a hull full of water, that was my old osprey viper.
Did think it may drain out on the way over!
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Old 23 September 2013, 14:31   #23
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this summer while helping my brother recover his ribeye onto the trailer, he was on boat and i was winching when the manual inflate chord on my lifejacket caught on winch handle and BANG.

took me a few seconds to figure out what the bang was and why my head was pointing to sky.

bro along with everyone else laughing.

only upside was lifejacket was in need of a new charging mechanism anyway.
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Old 23 September 2013, 14:40   #24
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Took one of the kids new friends for a blast in August, picked him up near the beach with his wetsuit on and handed him a lifejacket. Never gave it a thought when I dropped him back off and he leapt back in until the lifejacket suddenly proved it was working........... Bugger.

Done the non-bung thing also....
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Old 23 September 2013, 14:41   #25
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Over the last fifty years I have made many errors, so many that I am embarred to say which one was the worst, so I wont put any.I just embarras easily.
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Throw the anchor over the side without it being tied to anything. Expensive but also comedy gold as I was being watched. What do you do but turn to your friends and say, let's drift instead. Cue my eldest - dad why did you throw the anchor away?
mee too, luckily for me it was only 15/20ft so I jumped in and got it back!

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+1 for the bung being left out, still managed to do Hamble to Bembridge and back with a hull full of water, that was my old osprey viper. Did think it may drain out on the way over!
Haha and then what ? Were you not planning on stopping ?

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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
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Old 23 September 2013, 17:15   #30
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Launching at Wells (norfolk), backed down the ramp with van until rear wheels just in water applied handbrake and left engine running to ensure no chance of water ingress. released boat from winch and jumped in lowered engine and prepared to back rib off trailer. I then noticed boat is already reversing.
Van has sequential gearbox and normally with handbrake on and left in gear there is enough resistance for it to automatically engage clutch.
However a combination of boat/trailer, steep ramp and wet rear disks, and the clutch has dis-engaged and is slowly backing van down ramp with no driver attached to controls.
I leap from rib run up ramp slipping twice, finally hitting the brake pedal just as rear wheels are about to fall of end of ramp.
I drive the van back up with 500 liters of the north sea pouring out the back sighing with relief, engage handbrake, select neutral and turn off engine. Sit back in seat and sigh again with relief. Looking up and seeing I've got an audience pointing at me I think it could have been far worse. But there not pointing at me there pointing at my RIB flowing down the channel on the out going tide. On hitting the brakes I must have bumped it off the trailer. My mates 5 meter Humber assault is sitting there and he's gone off to park up. So in an attempt to save a bit of my credibility I jump into the assault back off the bank and set off after my 7 meter rib.
On my mates return he is welcomed to the view of me sitting on the tube of his boat, whilst grabbing hold of my bow d handle with one hand and steering his boat with the other wildly going in circles trying to make my way back to the ramp.

Could the day get any worse. Yes Yes Yes.
We've lost so much water with all these antics that once at the end of the channel My boat can't get over Wells bar as its to shallow with my mate over it in his assault and me bottoming out I have this crazy idea hit at WOT with engine trimmed right up and if the assault can clear in displacement I will defiantly clear on the plane.

After watching the blades of my prop go flying through the air I
threw the anchor and went out on his boat.

The only consolation we caught 120 mackerel that afternoon.
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