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Old 19 April 2006, 13:15   #21
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Here are two photos of the "slipway" I use

Anybody that can get my RIB and (rather weighty) trailer up there with a 1.8 Golf can keep it
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Old 19 April 2006, 13:54   #22
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Here are two photos of the "slipway" I use

Anybody that can get my RIB and (rather weighty) trailer up there with a 1.8 Golf can keep it
Ah your only saying that cause your so far away and you know no one can take you up on it!!!

Otherwise I'd give it a try!!!

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Old 19 April 2006, 14:11   #23
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I DO know someone with a rather rare mk2 4x4 1800 Golf.......With a challenge like that it might be worth a clutch to find out
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Old 19 April 2006, 14:32   #24
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And I thought mine was bad.
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Old 19 April 2006, 14:57   #25
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I DO know someone with a rather rare mk2 4x4 1800 Golf.......With a challenge like that it might be worth a clutch to find out
Worth quite a bit of money if in good condition!!

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Old 19 April 2006, 15:23   #26
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4x4 Golfs are excluded from the offer

and you have to pay your own freight for the vehicle here and back (and the freight for the boat) which in total will cost about the same as the boat is worth...

I know there are no functioning Golfs here so I am safe

Put it this way I needed difflock in the 90 to get the empty trailer up there ... the boat has been in the water since the day after I bought it so I haven't tried it with that on (yet). You can't really see it in the photo but there is a big hole on the RH side which would ground out any ordinary car completely, you have to go down very very slowly so as not to bounce the boat off!
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Old 19 April 2006, 15:55   #27
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As a general observation (not specific to boats) I would be a bit wary of regularly towing near the max capacity of the vehicle. Power is one thing, but if the tail starts wagging the dog or if you have to stop in a real hurry, life can get very interesting very quickly ............. and both going up and going down hills was "interesting"...) but lots of spare capacity and a fair bit of weight is good to have when things go pear shaped!

Quite right - as you know (if you read the thread) I've been after a Disco to replace my wifes CRV. Just completed 550 miles to Loch Lomond & back over Easter. With RIB, trailer, kit, etc and 4 up with a boot stuffed full and on a very windy journey it was absolutely on the limit. Car made it but at times was out of puff on the hills. Soft sand slipway on the site so had to use the tractor to launch (another guy with a Landy had no trouble) & site entrance was too steep for the CRV to tow back out onto the road. Had to use the tractor again. IMHO cars & part time 4x4's are OK but they have limits and these are reached much quicker than with a decent 4x4.
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Most trailers have van tyres fitted to them.
??? Must have small vans in your part of the world...
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Well so far the two De Graffe trailers that I've bought had 14 inch Avon van tyres on them.

The trailer that came with my Humber also had standard 14inch rims.

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The trailer that came with my Humber also had standard 14inch rims.
True - My Humber trailer came with 14" wheels.
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