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Old 22 November 2006, 08:21   #1
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Launching off the side

Has anyone ever launched off the side of a slipway? If so how?
Spoke to the coastguard other week at fleetwood who said some people just tip their ribs over the side and that way the trailer wheels never get wet. I tried to push my rib off the roller trailer once when the trailer was submerged but still had to wait for it to float off.

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Never done it ourselves but check out:-

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Would it be wigan Pier you are launching from??
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A popular technique in France I noticed when I was in St Malo.
See http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/index.as...redfilterid=10
Never seen it attempted here though.
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A popular technique in France I noticed when I was in St Malo.

How do they retrieve them?
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Cool!

I'd be concerned of (amongst other things) hitting the prop off the bottom! That's some angle the bow is at
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local lifeboat station does this quite regularly with its Atlantic 75 - possibly quicker?
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Cork Rib,

I'll see you at the Wigan Pie eating world championships coming up in December. :-)
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How do they retrieve them?
Its a rib, so designed to stay in the water all year round rather than coming out every week for another coat of wax polish

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