Originally Posted by jeffstevens763@g
not tried it and not sure you can get enough rope on the winch [dimema]but would that work lowering down the slip on the electric winch keeping the truck on good ground when launching at low water. suppose you could do it on a two rope method whilst you wind the winch in and get another hold.
The thing is...Mick and Pikey were up against time and tide in a particular situation..after travelling Many hours and having to make the most of a weather window from an unknown slipway to a "Bucket list destination"....and as a consequence had to "adapt and overcome"...IMO they did an excellent job.Fair play to em!
In the overwhelmingly majority of launch scenarios planning is the key..for launching and recovery.
And for me its preferable to wait for better conditions/states of tide... or even change locations to facilitate a launch without having to deal with such dubious and fraught conditions as they faced...something I'd always TRY to do.
BUT... when you gotta go..you gotta GO!