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Old 30 August 2005, 15:54   #11
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It was auto pilot..no hard boat could do that!
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Old 30 August 2005, 17:13   #12
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Perfect, brave and slightly foolish!
Why foolish? What would be your preferred technique, and why?

Sounds like an exam question, but I'd be interested to hear your answers!

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Try clicking on the attachments. They should run little animated clips to show how its done.
Neat animations!

This technique may work well in some situations, but not all.

In my experience it's likely to cause trouble if the slipway is steep. As the trailer is turned across the slipway it won't be level. This can mean that it's almost impossible to get the boat correctly positioned on the trailer.

Learnt this the hard way on the public slipway at Putney on the Thames a few years ago . . .

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Why foolish?
kwite rite torl fing. yew ribnobburs downt apreshiate de skil rekwired too pinn de trakters dryvers hed agaynst de fkin winscrene wiv de poynt ov de bowe

wen iz noze iz skwashed upp flatt agaynst de screne iz de tyme too taik de powir orf

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Neat animations!

This technique may work well in some situations, but not all.

In my experience it's likely to cause trouble if the slipway is steep. As the trailer is turned across the slipway it won't be level. This can mean that it's almost impossible to get the boat correctly positioned on the trailer.

Learnt this the hard way on the public slipway at Putney on the Thames a few years ago . . .

John

I agree,in my (limited)experience,if the trailer isnt pretty level,the boat tends to come out askew,I also found this out the hard way when recovering on an uneven beach.This was with an admiral roller trailer with the swing beam and launched just over the axle.
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ok this is not perhaps the best way - but remember I am SOLO at Nieuport

I am using a public slipway so cannot hog it for more than 30 minutes.

- park boat ( as near to ramp as possible)
- Positiion trailer as FAR AS POSSIBLE without drowning the SUV.
on the trailer ,wedge a small aluminium ladder at about 50% down the trailer.
place the line and hook on the top of the ladder. The ladder- about 2meters-
should be centered on the trailer as it will serve to line up the boat.

Return to boat and aim for ladder- at about 5 knts. If the boat is lined up Ok it should go the 50% quite easily. Leave engine in minimum forward and pick up line and hook. Attach to boat / remove ladder /stop engines.
Get out at Front and winch remaining 50% boat up


it should winch up quite smoothly -Check that boat is centered and that all
rollers are free and not jammed.- while there is still buyonacy - it is easier to move the boat - if you have to realign a bit. Dont forget - the harder it is to winch up- means the harder it will be to relaunch.

The negative in this is that engines are turning while you are scambling around- its is not a good safety proceedure - but it is necessary to keep the boat in place while attaching a line.

Do it very slow and if possible with the wind behind you and AT HIGH WATER

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