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Old 20 October 2006, 16:19   #61
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Cool just keep it a little to the NS so us crutch rockets can see down the outside
Thats only for when I'm not on my bike of course :P
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Old 24 October 2006, 00:46   #62
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Regarding the Quattro 4WD, It is permanent and does drive through an LSD. Is has ESP on it and I have never needed to change any settings on slippery slipways from what I run on the road. It is actually quite a a good system but Audi have been building road cars with them for over 20 years. I also bought it as I go away skiing a couple of times a year and the 4WD is handy for the white stuff.

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Old 24 October 2006, 04:53   #63
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I'm calling my own bluff, we actually don't town the boat on public roads, and it gets lifted on the trailer by a crane.
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Old 30 October 2006, 13:32   #65
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Well, I havent tried it with a car yet, but I have with an LT35.
Towed OK, was able to pull boat and trailer up the hard with a little bit of wheelspin.
This is a shingle hard.
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tried it today with the car, albeit near high tide.
It all worked ok, but I am going to get an electric winch for steeper slopes.
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tried it today with the car, albeit near high tide.
It all worked ok, but I am going to get an electric winch for steeper slopes.
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I have a spare electric whinch that has been used once. Its 2000lb pull electric with a remote control. It can go on the hitch or on be mounted.

I never used it besides that one occassion and I've been looking to sell it for ages. Fancy making me an offer???

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Old 13 November 2006, 07:19   #68
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I have been using a volvo XC70 for the last year with my 6m XS and havent had a problem that a length of rope wont cure when launching and recovering , and the 4 wheel drive means I dont have to change anything, it just works!

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Old 13 November 2006, 11:01   #69
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Thanks Chris,
Tooooo late, it arrived today. Otherwise I would have been interested.
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PS. from what I have seen, you should have no trouble selling it. I tried looking for a second hand one
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Well, I have finally gotten around to trying it.
I can confirm that you can pull a 1.5 ton rig up a shingle hard with a passat.

What you need to do this is 30 metres of rope and make sure the shingle where the car is standing is level and compacted. It was actually a doddle.

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