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Old 11 August 2011, 13:44   #11
Country: UK - England
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Totally agree with the points about getting ready away from the slipway, I do that when launching with family or friends, also note the valid point of not rushing and causing damage.

Like the waders and the tractor, still looks like launching with someone else is the easiest! Maybe I should put some more money towards boating and go for the dry stack, I think I'd end up using the boat more often aswell

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Old 12 August 2011, 02:15   #12
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Originally Posted by 1978SeaRider View Post
Depends on what size boat and the surface of the "slip way"... Its very easy with a smaller RIB and a nice soft sandy beach as you can semi-beach the boat and winch it on to the trailer easily... that stops the back end swinging in the wind... not as easy on a concrete slip I would imagine tho !
That's basically what I do - gravelly sand where I launch. You can beach it and lift the bow up as high as you can then drag it up the beach a couple of feet and it won't weathercock even with a fair breeze. Once the bow eye is hooked on and the rope is under tension that will hold it straight ahead.

A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

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