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Old 27 October 2012, 04:55   #11
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Charlestown has an impossible slipway. Never used it or seen it used, complete with a huge drop off the end of around 4-6ft

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Old 27 October 2012, 05:07   #12
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I don't think it's in use though - last time I was there we dived it - great little dive and a pig of a walk back up.

I'm guessing the boat was cradle launched and winched up~?
Just a greased up keel
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I don't think it's in use though - last time I was there we dived it - great little dive and a pig of a walk back up.

I'm guessing the boat was cradle launched and winched up~?
Just a well greased up slippery keel,, well it is a slip--way .
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Old 27 October 2012, 05:22   #14
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Charlestown has an impossible slipway. Never used it or seen it used, complete with a huge drop off the end of around 4-6ft

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Only ever seen that - and the harbour wall - used by teenagers for death defying antics. What it must be to be young again
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Old 27 October 2012, 05:36   #15
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Don't people launch and recover off of harbour walls? Not a slipway as such but it's vertical which is quite steep I believe
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Quite steep....
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Old 27 October 2012, 07:03   #17
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Don't people launch and recover off of harbour walls? Not a slipway as such but it's vertical which is quite steep I believe
Exactly. I think we need the steepest slip that a rig launches from. Now winching or dropping in, it's just not cricket!
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Old 27 October 2012, 14:54   #18
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I think the steepest I have ever used was at Duck Bay on Loch Lomond in the 90's, its very short (the cars back wheels dont even touch the slip) but it must be at least 45 Degrees. Sorry no photos.

Steepest I have used with a big boat is Penmarlam Quay, near Fowey. Its down an incredibly steep access road to start with and the slip gets even worse. The picture doesn't do it justice, but that's a trailer for a 23ft boat, its completely submerged and the cars wheels are no where near the water.

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Old 28 October 2012, 07:07   #19
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The beach I launch from is about the same at some states of tide as the pic in #18 but I fail to see how any open boat can launch from anything much steeper. The Vipermax is OK with its higher transom but the Humber, if there were any sort of waves coming against the transom, used to take a fair amount of water on board. Anything steeper would just make it fill up and/or submerge the engine because of the trailer holding the bow right up.
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Old 28 October 2012, 07:45   #20
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Charlestown has an impossible slipway. Never used it or seen it used, complete with a huge drop off the end of around 4-6ft

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Wasn't/isn't Charlestown up for sale? You could buy it and offer RIBnutters discounts on everything including holiday cottages

You could also modify that slipway
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