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Old 15 October 2016, 14:06   #11
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlebar
Boat name: Clewless
Make: Valiant DR 490
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60 hp ETEC
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I can just see a Teddy's leg, you hanging over the tubes when another rib arrives😣

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Old 15 October 2016, 15:27   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicester
Length: 5m +
Engine: 135hp Mercury
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If you want to launch off open beaches be careful.
Local knowledge is essential - what looks ideal may be a nightmare - & walking the proposed route before driving it looking for soft patches is vital.
Problem with 4x4 is that if you do get stuck then you can get REALLY stuck.

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Old 16 October 2016, 04:45   #13
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Town: Torbay
Boat name: Dont Panic
Make: Zodiac YL 480 DL
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury 75
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Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
Thanks for that but can I assume that if I can get the trailer on the beech by hand and tow it to the water I am allowed to launch. My road trailer is very light and small so could just pull that on the beech
You assume wrong..! Like others have said, it all depends where you are. Different areas, have different by-laws. Local knowledge, posing a question on here, aimed at someone with said knowledge, or even google, is the best bet, to save getting yourself into trouble.

Here in Torbay for example, plenty of beaches, plenty of access to beaches with small craft with wheels or trolley, BUT, if your engine is 5hp or more, you have to use one of the 3 dedicated slipways, and pay harbour dues.
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Old 16 October 2016, 08:05   #14
Country: UK - Wales
Town: abergele
Boat name: all mine
Make: ribtec 3m
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu 9.8 hp 2st
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I have never used a slip, I just push the boat down the beach on the trailer and carry the outboard down, I pull everything back with a long rope I used to get hassel from the local council guy but he has given up now but know anything less than 5.5m I can't launch or retrieve the boat.

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