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Old 27 May 2009, 09:20   #11
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Originally Posted by JABS View Post
I believe Hugh Jardon, lately of this parish used to do just this.
Errr, did you ever seen him 'in action'? A little bird told me his motorhome was as shit scared of the sea as he was......

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I believe he had a selection of lines made up so that he could drop the traile well behind the motor home.
Don't know whether he ever put them to use:

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Might be worth seeing if a PM to him works!
Good luck - he's been offline since last September.....

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Old 27 May 2009, 12:30   #12
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Why not just bolt an outboard on the back 'TopGear' style . Job done ? I bet you have a reversing camera too so you can see what you are about to reverse into ?

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Old 27 May 2009, 13:02   #13
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Been using my vans to launch for years, MK5 SWB80 and now a MK6 MWB280, no problems just have to be a bit more wary on some slips and use a longer rope. Great changing room aswell!
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Old 27 May 2009, 16:15   #14
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Great changing room aswell!
Ah ! there is that

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