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Old 27 September 2003, 15:34   #1
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True Confession

First run out today after finally getting the engine fixed.

Great day out, decided to recover and go home.

Everything seemed to be going fine, but as Heidi drives to car foward pulling boat and trailor clear of the water, what should Happen?

The trailor hitch managed to jump off the tow ball. No problem I hear you say, the emergency brake will stop it.

Whoops, forgot to connect the emergency brake, so the boat and trailor self launch from half way up the slip.

All was well in the end, managed to recover fine the second time and the only thng to show for it is some wet clothes and dented pride.

Bet I will never forget the emergency brake again.
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Old 27 September 2003, 15:41   #2
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Old 27 September 2003, 15:42   #3
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Sorry couldnt resist that one.
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Sad story but everything is good that ends well although costing wet clothes and dented pride. Wish you all the best in the future, one point which we have experienced a lot up here in very salted waters the brake is quick rusting and do not perform their duties we needs to open the wheel/brake housing and smearing all springs with grease and we recommend to use closed main bearings.
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