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Old 30 August 2012, 13:44   #1
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That Horrible Sound....

...Of a rib sliding down the slipway on its hull and one tube as the family in it hold on for dear life and the driver can only watch in the rear view mirror as it all happens in a split second....

Yep, that's what I saw the other day when I was on the water 50 yards from the slip.

I've seen so many risks being taken on slipways now and I've had enough and it has to be said:

1, Always use a safety chain that can take the weight of your rib.

2, Never stand behind a boat on the slipway.

3, Never disconnect the boat from the trailer until it's safely in the water.

Please add more, I'm sure there's loads more to be said.

Go on have a rant...
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Old 30 August 2012, 13:46   #2
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Safety chains should be legally required on all trailers!!

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...Of a rib sliding down the slipway on its hull and one tube as the family in it hold on for dear life and the driver can only watch in the rear view mirror as it all happens in a split second....

Yep, that's what I saw the other day when I was on the water 50 yards from the slip.

I've seen so many risks being taken on slipways now and I've had enough and it has to be said:

1, Always use a safety chain that can take the weight of your rib.

2, Never stand behind a boat on the slipway.

3, Never disconnect the boat from the trailer until it's safely in the water.

Please add more, I'm sure there's loads more to be said.

Go on have a rant...
That happened to a jet ski at swanage slip way the other day! They recovered it, connected whinch but not the safety chain. They got about 5 meters and the thing rolled off the back!
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Safety chains should be legally required on all trailers!!

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I believe it is in UK!

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I don't have a chain but I use a ratchet strap instead
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Always leave the car in gear on the slipway (engine switched off) while you float the boat off. If the handbrake cable gives way... then there will be absolutely nothing you can do to stop it sliding back.
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OK; avoidable accidents are one thing, shear pig ignorance is another. So, so many instances that I have seen. Two of the most recent ones are the types that cannot reverse and so use the whole slip, to the sailor who was so out of control that she rammed the transom of the boat launching next to me.....as well for her that she did not pick on mine
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Make sure the trailer is properly attached to the car before backing down the slipway...
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Make sure the slip doesn't just end half a metre further when in murky waters
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