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Old 08 October 2015, 08:22   #21
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Poly, that's the only compliment you've ever given me. Unfortunately try 30 years!
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I find its usually slightly easier at Carsaig (steeper slip = more depth?)
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Old 08 October 2015, 08:35   #22
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I'll get back to you on the ethanol/spouse mixture in due course.

We had to use Carsaig one year and it was no better.i agree re slip steepness but it wasn't as well cared for. I think the Ribcraft is just heavy and we might need to re-configure the cradles but I'm not the expert. Others on here would have far better suggestions. A crane perhaps?!
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I'll get back to you on the ethanol/spouse mixture in due course.

We had to use Carsaig one year and it was no better.i agree re slip steepness but it wasn't as well cared for. I think the Ribcraft is just heavy and we might need to re-configure the cradles but I'm not the expert. Others on here would have far better suggestions. A crane perhaps?!
There's usually fewer observers over the otherwise too which helps reduce the pressure, although the bit I find hardest is reversing the empty (and therefore almost invisible) trailer down the slip.

Dry stack is the answer. Shame there isn't one.
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There's usually fewer observers over the otherwise too which helps reduce the pressure, although the bit I find hardest is reversing the empty (and therefore almost invisible) trailer down the slip.

Dry stack is the answer. Shame there isn't one.

The biggest problem on the Carsaig side is the fact that sometimes you cannot turn at the hammerhead because of inconsiderate bar stewards who park trailers and cars!!


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Got my Rib and recently rebuilt outboard on the Loch today.

Cracking day for it, although I swapped cap for wooly hat after about an hour

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Looking good. Yea would be cold on the water today. Job well done.


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Looking good. Yea would be cold on the water today. Job well done.


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My trailer just been fixed.......Winter's cancelled this year !!!!
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in an effort to eek out those drops of Summer a little more,
I am planning to abandon the east coast this weekend
and head to Whitehaven on Saturday AM and drop the boat in the water.
Thinking then IOM and onto Bangor to stay the night, returning Sunday.
Anyone planning to be afloat (or safely in the pub) on this route?
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