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Old 18 April 2007, 10:06   #1
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Steep slips

Just wondering about recovery on steep slipways. Launching is easy enough of course...

I assisted a bloke the other day trying to recover a large boat - they made the classic mistake of putting the roller trailer in too deep and floating the boat on. Of couse with a slight crosswind it just meant the boat was drifiting sideways all the time. I politely advised them that if they didn't want the boat to fall off the side of the trailer they should pull forward a few feet and drive the boat on - it worked a treat.

What about on a very steep slip though? The problem then is that the bow of the boat is going into the trailer rather than onto it and the stern is still swinging around no matter what. What is the normal procedure for this???
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maybe start with the rig in a little deeper that ideal, then move the car & trailer forward as the boat drives on to it...?

or,

get a mate with big 'guns' to winch it the whole way on!
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Old 18 April 2007, 11:36   #3
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Upright guide posts on the back of the trailer, put the rig in a little deeper, motor up to the snub post, attach winch hook and take up the slack, then pull out with the car. Uprights also good if the slip is prone to crosswinds.
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If you've got a rollercoaster it's easy.

Very slightly deeper than normal so bouyancy takes some but not all of the weight.Get the bow on and a mate upwind holding a stern line to keep the boat straight while you winch.
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Once the hull's between the forward rollers and the bow is winched up to the snubber, it will be lined up straight - no problem.
If the stern is afloat and above the trailer rollers, when she's winched all the way forward, it will drop down nicely into place when the trailer is pulled slowly up the slipway.
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Depending on the state of the tide I sometimes have to recover near the top of the beach where it is very steep and it does make it more difficult but I tend to leave the (bunk) trailer a bit further out of the water than usual so the bunks hold the boat better, and drive it up. Don't always get it right but it feels good when you do and don't have to winch at all just clip the hook on and drive away
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Once the hull's between the forward rollers and the bow is winched up to the snubber, it will be lined up straight - no problem.
If the stern is afloat and above the trailer rollers, when she's winched all the way forward, it will drop down nicely into place when the trailer is pulled slowly up the slipway.
I suppose it depends on just how steep the slip is but I would have thought if it was too steep only a small part at the bow will be in place leaving the stern to swing all over the place in a cross wind. Obviously side bars are the answer!!!
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...Obviously side bars are the answer!!!
Side bars are for fishermen with dories who don't want to get their jeans wet, but they always end up doing so.
You must have seen them all on the outer slip at B. Port on a nice summer's day?
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I tried to get some sidebars for my trailer when I was having recovery problems - and struggled to find any. In the end, I pretty much do as downhilldai suggests. I drive the boat slowly onto the trailer until it is resting/leaning on the front rollers - leave it in gear to hold it against the rollers - hook up the winch and take in the slack - neutral and switch off - and then winch it up the last 3 or 4 feet. The engine idling in forward holds the boat nicely in position against the front rollers -

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I tried to get some sidebars for my trailer when I was having recovery problems - and struggled to find any. In the end, I pretty much do as downhilldai suggests. I drive the boat slowly onto the trailer until it is resting/leaning on the front rollers - leave it in gear to hold it against the rollers - hook up the winch and take in the slack - neutral and switch off - and then winch it up the last 3 or 4 feet. The engine idling in forward holds the boat nicely in position against the front rollers -

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Are you doing this on your own or with assistance. If you're on your own do you actually get off the boat with the engine running and in gear, or do you lean right off the front to hook the winch on?
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