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Old 30 March 2017, 03:50   #11
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Chris at Ty Calch charges around 20 for launch/recovery/car park/smile/loo. He certainly launches more than 8/hr, probably due to his "can do" attitude rather than "can't do"
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Old 31 March 2017, 11:03   #12
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Don't worry about Shiny, he's from the wastelands of the North, and has no appreciation for how willing Mr south coast will be to keep his company BMW away from the sea.
Agreed but Mr North Coast would be welcome to use our service in his Company AUDI
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Old 31 March 2017, 16:08   #13
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Don't worry about Shiny, he's from the wastelands of the North, and has no appreciation for how willing Mr south coast will be to keep his company BMW away from the sea.
Who cares about keeping a company BMW out of the sea? Benefit of a company car is you don't pay the maintenance bill and get a new one every few years
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Who cares about keeping a company BMW out of the sea? Benefit of a company car is you don't pay the maintenance bill and get a new one every few years
I'd suspect if you got stuck on a beach or a slippery ramp on an incoming tide because the car is marginal for recovering with you wouldn't be to popular on a Monday morning
I think that's what the post was more about rather than purely getting the alloys a bit wet
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I'd suspect if you got stuck on a beach or a slippery ramp on an incoming tide because the car is marginal for recovering with you wouldn't be to popular on a Monday morning
I think that's what the post was more about rather than purely getting the alloys a bit wet
And that's what insurance is for.... you'd have to pay the excess but that's what it's for.....

And the cost of a regular tractor Launch during is probably less than the tax on running a 4x4 for the rest of the year
Mr BMW probably doesn't realise that, Mr Audi probably does........
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I just checked our local marina Largs and their charges for launching are 12 each way for self launch
27 for tractor launch up to 6m over 6m up to 8m it's 35
Recovery with tractor is 35 up to 6m over 6m up to 8m it's 43 for recovery
So not a cheap day out if you use the service
I don't think they actually do many to be honest, the tractor is kept busy with the dry berth launches in the season
I'd imagine if the cost started to get over 40ish per day then people would be reluctant to pay it
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Largs do launch a lot of boats but they are all the dry stacking ones, the guy who does the launching though must be on commission, as soon as you roll up after paying the 24 quid launching fees he's looking for an upgrade for him to launch it.

if it was more reasonable i'd just pay the extra but not 86 quid, i didn't know it was that much tbh.

finding a balance is going to be the key i suspect but i don't doubt there is some market for it at the right money.
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And that's what insurance is for.... you'd have to pay the excess but that's what it's for.....



And the cost of a regular tractor Launch during is probably less than the tax on running a 4x4 for the rest of the year

Mr BMW probably doesn't realise that, Mr Audi probably does........


You might want to check your insurance, you probably aren't covered for "off roading"
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I'd use it if it was 20 for launch and recovery, but probably not if it was 40.
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I'd suspect if you got stuck on a beach or a slippery ramp on an incoming tide because the car is marginal for recovering with you wouldn't be to popular on a Monday morning
I think that's what the post was more about rather than purely getting the alloys a bit wet
yip and of course plenty of "company cars" are actually leased and so any damage is going to cause an issue at the end.
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You might want to check your insurance, you probably aren't covered for "off roading"


And the excess on company policies is huge, certainly enough to put tractor fees into perspective.
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