Originally Posted by Julie
The slipway - I used it last year, after avoiding it for a while after it was washed out. It was fine. Possibly slightly longer than it was (unless that's an illusion as it's now smooth), but I still had to pick the right time of tide, and approach carefully when recovering......
Ah ... a couple of years ago I watched two unfortunate chaps launch something looking like a little Drascombe,.... they'd backed the trailer into the water, but it fell off the end of the slip
.. then they tried to push the boat off .. but it wasnt deep enough
and it hit all the submerged rocks half way off the trailer
, and it was left with its bow in the air, stuck on the trailer, which they couldnt budge because it had gone 'orf' the slip .. a total launch disaster, a perilous slip if ever there was one.. I had me a little
but then I thought
.. aye .. it might happen to me one of these days