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Old 09 February 2015, 11:58   #1
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well this has been posted by me some time ago....prob circa 13/14years ago I guess! But we had a guy with us on a course last week who liked taking piccies so here are a few new pics. We launch and retrieve over the side because of various local problems with this slipway, and the bonus is that our brake shoes and wheel bearings never get wet. In fact we have launched around Scotland and Wales last year and with care they were still kept dry and working fine. On this slip the only refinements we have made with the method from way back when, is the introduction of a front tow bar on the 4x4 and a remote control electric trailer winch to make retrieve effortless! And an easy remove system for the winch so we can stow it away to prevent its "disappearance" whilst we are at sea!
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Old 09 February 2015, 13:57   #2
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Can you recover like that too? Local rnli station launch that way but seem to recover more traditionally...
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Old 09 February 2015, 14:42   #3
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yep winch it back over, used to do it with good big mechanical winch but last year bowed to the ever advancing years & went over to electric winch. So easy with the remote control I wouldn't want to go back out of choice. We occasionally drive the rib into the bottom rollers and use the outboard to power it back up onto the trailer to aid the winch if we are team handed but only if the conditions are a bit "iffy" and it needs to come out quickly.
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Old 10 February 2015, 15:25   #4
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Any chance of a picture of the electric winch installation? And what sort/rating of winch? Run off battery on trailer, or vehicle battery?
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Old 10 February 2015, 17:27   #5
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Great pics, funny you should mention Scottie land, that's the only place I have also used this method a few times, when we dropped the RIB over the side or off the end of their jetties that seem to end at about half tide and if you arrive a tad late than need to drop the boat off. makes a splash but is certainly exciting and shakes out any loose kit.

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Old 10 February 2015, 18:26   #6
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You've answered you're own question. They are Jetties not SLIPS. There's a hell'va difference in the proposed use.


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Old 10 February 2015, 18:43   #7
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because of various local problems with this slipway!
dAts bollux

There's fuk orl rong wiv de slipp att dat stayt ov tyde yew owld bastud. Yor jus showin orf cuz yor too meen too bi weel barins (annagram ov brayns non ov wich hee aynt gott)

nOww tel uz bowt de tyme de wheels wennt ova de fukin ejj.
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