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Old 07 May 2009, 13:07   #1
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Teething problems

Problem (1) Flat out on calm water my Avon Adventurer (40 Honda) with everything runnung correctly (at last) the boat tilts to the left. It only does this at max speed. Been suggested that by moving the engine slightly to the right it may trim up ok. Any suggestions,is it worth the bother?
Problem (2) I am a member of a boat club but getting the rib in and out means dragging it up and down the shingle beach on a winch. This will eventually damage the gell coat. Polyproperlene tubes dont seem very reliable as the boat does not have a steel keel. I have been using a ramp on tidal river but this means a 20 mile tow by road and time out dictated by the tides. Any suggestions ? I have thought of making a GRP cradle, and other wieird ideas
Suprising how the mind wanders, mother of invention and all that.

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Old 07 May 2009, 14:00   #2
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Problem (2) I am a member of a boat club but getting the rib in and out means dragging it up and down the shingle beach on a winch. This will eventually damage the gell coat.
4 scaffolding planks and a dolly?
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Old 07 May 2009, 14:11   #3
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Problem 1 is one I have never heard of on this boat ( assume its the 4m) . A couple of threads on here about 'bigger' boats exhibiting the same.

Problem 2 - how about big old rollers - I think avon do some for such a purpose - if not them then there is a company out there that does.
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How about using that yellow heavy pvc tube say 5 x 6 foot lengths as skids under the boat like lifeboats use .i know it means running to the front with them as you go up the beach but you should get no damage , though the boatmay tip onto one side unless theres a flat on the keel .
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An idea for problem 2, perhaps?



Like you say.....mother of invention.
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An idea for problem 2, perhaps?



Like you say.....mother of invention.
Looks good...Maybe you should take 'Sharkbyte's' advice...who else,when it comes to...... 'Teething, Problems'? ha.
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Looks good...Maybe you should take 'Sharkbyte's' advice...who else,when it comes to...... 'Teething, Problems'? ha.
Lol.

It's strange, just occasionally you hear of someone's predicament and wish you could share in it. Any excuse to crack out the welder and put the old grey matter to work.

Dawesy, I admit it. I am jealous of your problem!
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There was an ex-RNLI launching cradle for sale this time last year. Would have been ideal! Might be worth keeping an eye out for something similar.
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teehiing problems!

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Lol.

It's strange, just occasionally you hear of someone's predicament and wish you could share in it. Any excuse to crack out the welder and put the old grey matter to work.

Dawesy, I admit it. I am jealous of your problem!
You mean I should spend even more time in the garage (I might as well move my bed in there with that b.....y boat) and not at the shops with "her in doors "doing necessary things? mind you Ive done it before and got away with it so I'll give it some thought!
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There was an ex-RNLI launching cradle for sale this time last year. Would have been ideal! Might be worth keeping an eye out for something similar.
yes, will do anything is worth considering
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