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Old 10 August 2004, 11:25   #1
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Does anyone know of anyone who is selling a tractor capable of moving up to 4 tonne of RIB and trailer up and down a slipway? Or of any companies that sell tractors?
We are looking to buy a tractor in the Shamrock Quay area of Southampton.. so if anyone else has a boat around there and wants to get a simple solution to launching then why not by a share of a tractor...
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Old 10 August 2004, 11:35   #2
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Was browsing at work today try this ... volvo tractor thought it was ideal front winch as well.
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Have a look on Ebay, there are quite a few, mate of mine bought one off of Ebay and got a bargain. If not try auto trader under Farm Machinery. Hope this helps.
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Hi Alex,

I told Stuart months ago that I would contribute 25% to the overall purchase cost of a suitable tractor on the specific proviso that EVERYBODY who uses it pays him a launch fee & a recovery fee every time it is used.

I am happy to leave it to Stuart to set the tariff as he sees fit.

By everybody, I mean just that; people who keep their boats with Stuart, other Saxon users, me included, visiting ribsters, visiting hardboaters and all the other people who conveniently drop in for a favour etc.

If a launch fee is not charged, it will become another cash drain with Stuart being responsible for fuel, repairs, maintenance and the value of this asset will quickly be eroded if the situation is abused.

My 25%, based upon the values that he was talking about, is available for him to draw upon as soon as he finds THE tractor.
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Hi ya Brian,
Take a look at that volvo link from nautiboy.. have emailed the comapny am waiting for a reply.. I am kinda running witht he tractor idea now.. as that way will get done and stop stuart dunking the landy for favours to others..
We are looking about 2000 or so excluding VAT.. AT THE MOMENT...So just waiting for info back form the company then will let you know.. But yes launching facility and charging for it is good.
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Hi ya Brian,
Take a look at that volvo link from nautiboy..
think you will find it was from SteedThrust so can't take the Credit for this one.... sorry
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I was at Calshot activity centre at the weekend and noticed they have one there for sale for 450, it looked a bit agricultral but i'd guess as the place is an activity centre and they haul some massive boats in and out that its been used for this very purpose......might be worth investigating a bit further.
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Might wanna spend slightly more than 450.. just on the basis it might work for more than 5 minutes...
Seen a nice MasseyFerguson but that is 2800.. but is fully reconditioned and therefore working..
Also depends if anyone else wants to get in on buying shares in a tractor.. around Southampton area.. well more importantly Shamrock Quay area... the more people the better the tractor becomes or cheaper shares become in a good tractor...
3000 divided by 4 people is 750...
5 people 600
6 people 500
expected up keep per year probably 100-200 depending again on numbers and tyre useage.. but expected useage per week for launching ... 1hr per boat in and out. maybe 20 launches a week.. 1040 hrs a year... not much really...
Anyone interested????
Lets get 10 people and only then 300 each...
And yes if anyone else would like to be launched then a fee of say 30 in and out or 20 for just an in... well should hopefuly cover costs...
Would be possible to make it road legal to use at other slips too... I think cost to register them is only about 100....
So if in Shamrock Quay area and regularly launch your boat with a road car but don't like the salt water effect then why not go shares on a tractor...
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Bear in mind drivers wharf only charge 15 quid for a crane lift in and the boys do all the shoving and messing around, plus you don't get yer feet wet.
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Same at Sea-Palling (Norfolk) - it's 15 for them to launch (and recover) you with thier tractor.
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