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Old 10 February 2016, 08:45   #21
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Old 10 February 2016, 09:06   #22
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"BEWARE THE SINKING SANDS; Warning after Second Vehicle ... www.questia.com/r/1G1-300697586/beware-the-sinking
Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough ... of a red Land Rover engulfed by the ... to take a boat to the beach before it became stuck.


happened at Seaton beach too a couple years ago ended up with three land rovers I think linked together with ropes the first one to get stuck hydrauliced and had to have a engine rebuild
It happens regularly at Saltburn, usually Jetskiers, oh how we laugh.
Local practice, if you don't own a Tractor, is to use a long rope and keep your vehicle on firm sand.
It can happen at Redcar too if you don't know the beach. Even my trolley can bog down if I'm not careful, especially on the flood.
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Rory Staunton - beach launching like a Boss!


..... why even bother taking the Boat!?
Nice Rusty "Nail"in the making for someone too
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It happens regularly at Saltburn, usually Jetskiers, oh how we laugh.
Local practice, if you don't own a Tractor, is to use a long rope and keep your vehicle on firm sand.
It can happen at Redcar too if you don't know the beach. Even my trolley can bog down if I'm not careful, especially on the flood.
Not sure about laughing at someone in trouble, my natural instinct is to go and help whatever the circumstances
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Thanks for the views.

Half of me wants to do it, half of me says 'use a slipway somewhere and take an extra can of fuel..."
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Half of me wants to do it, half of me says 'use a slipway somewhere and take an extra can of fuel..."

You might get away with it all your life, but IMHO there is a marked increase in risk of something going wrong when you add a beach into the mix. Not least of which is you don't know what the conditions are going to be when you recover. It might be all nice & calm with a gentle offshore breeze in the morning & blowing a hooley on a rising tide in the PM. My previous advice still stands, don't do it. I've come a cropper 3 times when launching/recovering boats, & it's always been on a beach, never again, it ain't worth it.
Just my 2 penneth, but you did ask😄
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..... why even bother taking the Boat!?
Nice Rusty "Nail"in the making for someone too
Nah - it's his offroad launch wagon - been using it for that job for years - not going back on the road system again.

I've been involved in a couple of beach launches/recoveries of a 6m RIB. It was horrible with even a tiny wave. A one foot wave made the job bloody dangerous...
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Not sure about laughing at someone in trouble, my natural instinct is to go and help whatever the circumstances
Make sure you use a long rope and stay on the firm sand...
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mind saying that lots of people launch from Redcar beach with vehicles with no problems at all


I've launched from Redcar and saltburn beach for years with out any issues. Just have to use a bit of common dog, and don't stop where it is wet, saying that I've used a Land Rover 200 then a 300 and now a discovery. 😊
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