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Old 07 June 2016, 05:54   #51
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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.
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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!
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not tried it and not sure you can get enough rope on the winch [dimema].......
Oh-oh, you'll be on Willk's list shortly - Dyneema.
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Old 07 June 2016, 08:29   #54
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Oh-oh, you'll be on Willk's list shortly - Dyneema.
ha ha it was a pot shot never been any good at sfevling anyway
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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!
absolutely i would have done the same if needed, personally i avoid low water launches but knowing Dave has an electric winch i just threw the idea in as alternative if the scenario arose again
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I assumed the launch antics were because of a dogleg in the slip?

Nice pics.

"dimema" *smack!*
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I assumed the launch antics were because of a dogleg in the slip?

Nice pics.

"dimema" *smack!*

Nope, just narrow & slippy, I considered lowering the trailers down on ropes, but launching & especially recovery become a pita with the trailer nose in the air.


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Can you tell me where this area is ?
From where to where you had boat trip
This distance mentioned in first post it was only by boat ?
Or total of the trip (towing and boating)
You mentioned before that boat was heavy loaded - did you have a lot of spare fuel ? More pictures please ...
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Can you tell me where this area is ?
From where to where you had boat trip
This distance mentioned in first post it was only by boat ?
Or total of the trip (towing and boating)
You mentioned before that boat was heavy loaded - did you have a lot of spare fuel ? More pictures please ...
He's being very Pikey Dave - all quiet and understated

They did a three day trip to St. Kilda - far off the west coast of Scotland.
a.k.a. the Islands at the Edge of the World.
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He DID miss a couple of things... Like the wee chalked graffito on the quay that read:

"wIlLk wOz 'erE!"

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