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Old 26 March 2013, 09:46   #1
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Solo Launching At Fowey

Afternoon All,
Been launching at Fowey (Caffa Mill) for 5 or 6 years now however due to a change in circumstances there are going to be occasions this summer when I will need to launch alone. This is not a problem as far as the physical launching goes but as there is no pontoon to tie up to I have a problem with what to do with the RIB whilst I park the car and trailer!!

I have racked my brains to come up with a solution but can't come up with anything. It might be that it is just not going to happen but I reckon someone on here must have solo launched either at Fowey or any other slip with no option to tie up to a pontoon whilst you park.
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Old 26 March 2013, 10:22   #2
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Tie up to the other slip-the one a few yards downriver with railings and rings to tie to-and walk back.
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Or launch at Penmarlam Quay instead?
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Or launch at Penmarlam Quay instead?
It's a long way round and probably impossible to get across on the ferry.
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tickover in drive and full lock ????
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tickover in drive and full lock ????
And no-one on the corner waiting to board the ferry on the Bodinnick side
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Keel guard and nudge it back onto the slip?
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When I used to launch my jetski I used to use the 20kg heras panel foot and swim back to shore.

Leave it with a buoy just down from the slip and when you get back you can tie up again...... So long as not rough you can use the anchor as well and when the rib is on the trailer you could retrieve the foot.

Have also done this with a 16' dory when the sea was reasonable with no issues. Oh and a drysuit helped.
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