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Old 24 May 2012, 06:20   #21
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This mornings bright idea club at Wpnsa (Olympic sailing venue Portland) it happens almost every day. The national coaches are the worst offenders of prepping boats on the slipway
For what they charge at Portland, the trailer owner probably thought he'd bought the slip.
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24th may 1156 - Spanish team preparing there rib on the slip.
Please note the trailer board discarded in the middle preventing any possible use for other people. Grrrr
I could keep these coming every day
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Old 24 May 2012, 06:59   #23
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This mornings bright idea club at Wpnsa (Olympic sailing venue Portland) it happens almost every day. The national coaches are the worst offenders of prepping boats on the slipway
On a positive note the abandoned trailer has been moved
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Old 24 May 2012, 08:54   #24
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24th may 1156 - Spanish team preparing there rib on the slip.
Please note the trailer board discarded in the middle preventing any possible use for other people. Grrrr
I could keep these coming every day
That dog's looking at me in a funny way.............
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Sadly, tw@ts like this are everywhere. I try to take the time to sit and enjoy their antics - it's less stressful than trying to chivvy them and probably annoys them more.
Exactly my approach - why let 'them' annoy you to the point where you may distracted and break something or let them spoil your day .

As Ian M said its actually a pleasant way to spend an hour or watching just watching ! Infact with all this talk of olympics and scorecards - surely we can get it included as an event down in Weymouth.

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Had a few yuppie types back onto the ramp and begin to assemble the mast of their saiboat. After a half hour, they launched, and sailed off out of the marina leaving the trailer in the water.

Quite a few fishermen had words with them when they sailed back in; their response was that they were only going to be out for 45 minutes or so, and didn't want to have to pay for parking. I was kind of surprised they didn't return to pile of smoking ruins.

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As Ian M said its actually a pleasant way to spend an hour or watching just watching !
Which is great if you have time to kill, but if the slip
Is drying or you have slack to catch..........
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Which is great if you have time to kill, but if the slip
Is drying or you have slack to catch..........
Of course - but on the day I dont have time to actually get the boat out but have anhour or so free - its pure entertainment .

Conversaly I've seen some absolute 1st rate clever , skilled stuff .
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I could keep these coming every day
Go on then it'll make for an interesting thread

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Some of our launch ramps have bleachers for enjoying boat ramp follies

Just wait until you are pulling up to your trailer and the guy next to you puts his boat on your trailer because he doesn't know how to drive

My last boat we had it down to a science, and the trailer would not be in the water for more than 20 seconds launching or recovering. The current SIB takes a little more time, but still reasonable.
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