Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 22 October 2004, 12:00   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Edinburgh
Boat name: Iande
Make: Zodiac 6.5 pro open
Length: 6m +
Engine: Evinrude 150 + Johns
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 43
Tight Parking

Any tips please. Have just altered drive to take a 4x4 (Subaru Forester) and in order to get good lady's car into garage have to park front end very tight to neighbour's fence. Any litle gems of advice to indicate when I'm about 1/2 inch or so away so that I don't damage either fence or car? Have heard of tennis ball or painting a line but neither really suitable in circumstances. Thanks in advance.
__________________

__________________
Soupy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 October 2004, 12:02   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Over here
Boat name: S.S. Nobstick
Make: Three Wise Monkeys
Length: 3m +
Engine: 44lbs of thrust....
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,115
I normally stop when the fence begins to give way.....
__________________

__________________
Jono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 October 2004, 12:04   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: emsworth
Boat name: the black stuff
Make: BALLISTIC
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2 x 200hp etec's
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 446
put a brick on the floor
__________________
RIVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 October 2004, 12:15   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Falmouth, Kernow!
Boat name: PlayM8
Make: AVON
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda 4stroke 45
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 72
Get the 'good lady' to park it for you!

OR

Sell the Subaru and buy a small RIB
__________________
The Bryster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 October 2004, 12:22   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Binfield
Boat name: merlinless now
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 447
I had the same problem, but before i did someting about it i broke part of the fence . I found that things like bricks move, so i created a little wood frame and attached it, so you just nudge up to it
__________________
Jimbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 October 2004, 15:33   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Surbiton,Gt London
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 437
Friend fixed a fence post to the floor at the required distance works well.
__________________
Neal
Remember It is only possible to live happy-ever-after on a day-to-day basis
Neal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 October 2004, 17:59   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Whitstable
Boat name: Tango
Make: Avon and Narwhal2.4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60HP Yamaha
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 966
Knock the fence down and then you dont have to ever worry about it again, also makes a good escape route if the good lady wife blocks you in, simply drive across the neighbours garden.
__________________
Bilge Rat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 October 2004, 18:00   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Farnborough
Boat name: Eleven
Make: Arrow
Length: 8m +
Engine: 557cu, 700hp
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,255
Practice here
http://adverts.freeloader.com/zurich/
__________________
Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 October 2004, 05:02   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Make: Humber Destroyer 5.5
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp OB
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimbob
I had the same problem, but before i did someting about it i broke part of the fence . I found that things like bricks move, so i created a little wood frame and attached it, so you just nudge up to it

Agreed - bricks move - or people move them !! I have to pull right up to the front of the boat when on the drive.

I have a small fence post - 1" x 1" laid horizontally which has a couple of metal pins which slot into holes in the drive. This means it can moved when necessary.

Mike
__________________
www.marine-rescue.co.uk
Mike B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 October 2004, 05:24   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Edinburgh
Boat name: Iande
Make: Zodiac 6.5 pro open
Length: 6m +
Engine: Evinrude 150 + Johns
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 43
Thanks for the ideas - will work something out from them.
__________________

__________________
Soupy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.