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Old 26 August 2007, 09:45   #1
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Slippery slipping

The guys from Poole launching the safety boats for the record breaking Dragon boat run at the weekend, I can not recommend this slipway at low tide!
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Old 26 August 2007, 10:19   #2
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I know what you mean. The ramp here in Gallows Bay is slick like eel sh1t.

Doesn't that unit have four wheel drive. It looks so.

I love to watch the guys here with two wheel drive back the trailer all the way into the water, sail the boat onto the bunks beaner it down in the water and then with the truck tires spinning and smoking give the boat WOT to use prop thrust to get the rig moving. Ramp drama for sure!
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Old 26 August 2007, 10:36   #3
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Four wheels on my wagon

Four wheel drive is good, but when all four are sliding and the landy as well as the boat and trailer are still heading down it gets a bit hairy.

Still, they guys got it sorted in the end.
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There is plenty of sand and gravel right next to them - a shovel would have worked wonders!!!
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You beat me by a few seconds with that comment. Kinda obvious is it not?
I always carry a couple of approx. 3ft longx 1 ft wide strips of old carpet for such situtions. Takes up no space and works like gangbusters.
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slipway

Is that not dover hbr.
Looks very much like the one we tried to launch our pac22 on, had the grip but not the width not an easy task

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Old 26 August 2007, 18:10   #7
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Just Use A Brush And Brush All The Green Stuff Out Into The Sea!!!!
Kris grow up and go elsewhere.

Seriously.

On Tresco we usually use tractors to launch and recover and I had a very scarey moment last season when I was trying to recover my bosses boat when, despite brakes etc., I kept going backwards in the tractor. I wanted to recover at a higher tide but was persuaded to wait. Guess what, if he wants my help again he will have to get up earlier to get the higher tide.

Really the question is what state of tide do you want to lanch and recover on.

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Not exactly the same thing as what you lads are talking about but whe we were swapping tractors over at Lifeboat mine started slipping nout you can do.
My @rse still went and I was in 250000 worth of tractor thats completely water proof!

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Chucking some sand around is much easier!!!
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Martin im dissapointed you didnt take one of me launching the first one with my van (2 wheel drive) ...... still i do look handsome from the back tho...:-)

All those people watching were desperate for us to screw it up some way.... lol

forgot to call you and say a very big thank you for all your help, DHB let us use the hovercraft slip on Sunday to haul them out..... bliss..

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