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Old 24 September 2015, 10:29   #11
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....Actually there is still something somewhere else broken!
Bugger! I thought I'd nailed it
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Old 24 September 2015, 10:56   #12
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willk's 2nd Law states that "There is a fixed amount of Unhappiness in the Annual Cycle of Boat Ownership" Effectively one can move it around a bit but you pay the price at some point.

Today it's my Indespension trailer causing the unhappiness. It's suffering from stress fractures in the mudguard brackets and the swing beam retaining pins (3 of 4 broken). That said - the brakes and bearings are in A1 condition after two seasons so only replacing the back seals as one had blown out. Bearing Buddies - used carefully and often

Hopefully some happy due tomorrow!

Thought I'd done ok this year with the trailer ! Got to the south of France and the spare wheel bracket snapped above the welds and the other side was on its way 😳😳😳 so that's another job
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Old 24 September 2015, 11:14   #13
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If I had or could afford the right water front property then they are great,
The RIGHT waterfront property has a private pontoon...
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Old 24 September 2015, 16:02   #14
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Mrs PD is very in touch with boat ownership.
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Old 24 September 2015, 16:49   #15
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Mrs PD is very in touch with boat ownership.
She sure is, especially when it comes to costs

Note to self, brush up on "Affect" & "Effect"
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Old 25 September 2015, 04:38   #16
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Always fancied having one, but I seem to remember reading a couple of years back that it cost 2.5 times what my Osprey did for pretty much the same size boat!
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Old 25 September 2015, 07:14   #17
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expensive but excellent bits of kit ,the right property may not be allowed a pontoon , just drive over the front lawn into the water and off you go .According to a guy called Nick Barsch (ex phantom racer) good sea worthy boat as well .
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Old 25 September 2015, 08:47   #18
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... just drive over the front lawn into the water and off you go ....

Having seen one in the flesh, I think that's the only situation I'd consider buying one. I.e parked on the lawn & drive into the sea. If you need to put it on a trailer it defeats the object. Having seen a trailered one & the faffing about required to get it on & off the trailer I'd rather have a conventional boat.


.....sh1t happens.......
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we have tubed a few of these and never had a problem taking off or putting on a trailer and driving into the factory .The whole point of them is that you very rarely need to put on a trailer unless taking to an engineers or moving location by road
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.The whole point of them is that you very rarely need to put on a trailer unless taking to an engineers or moving location by road
Neither do the guys at the Dry Stack
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