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Old 21 January 2008, 12:18   #1
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trying to find a web page

hello im trying to find a web site or page i saw last year on the net ,wot it was about as far as i can remember is launching a rib off a break back trailer off a quay side without getting the wheels wet, and i think there was a short video showing how they launch on and off the trailer. does any one on here remember it and do you know the web site address its on so i can look and see again. cheers for your time in helping me find the info,
thats if its not been took off the net.
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Old 21 January 2008, 12:58   #2
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I think Wavelength, who posts here, launches sideways off a slip using ordinary trailers. It may be worth PMing him.
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Old 21 January 2008, 13:27   #3
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there is an image 5 posts down here, but no video:

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Here's Dave's Site LAUNCHING
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Both Wavelength and I launch over the side at Knott End, do remember to switch the bilge pump to auto you will ship water and dont forget to attach a decent long warp to the boat and jetty.
The launch is relatively painless recovery over the side takes more practice. Maybe we should make a video instead of the stills sequence.

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I kind of launch this way at the edge of the slip. My only concern when recovering is that when the boat is bow up the extra weight on the end of the trailer pushes up the middle which actually distorts the trailer untill the weight of the boat pushes it back in place when fully on. Other than that it keeps the bearings out the water.
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Old 22 January 2008, 13:26   #7
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thanks ashbypower plus every body else by the looks of wot youve posted it looks like i was looking at daves launching site pages, which is wot i was wanting ,but my friend as just emailed saying he recalls a launching vid as well. i will just have to keep looking and as you say might make my own.
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Here is a short one using a folding trailer
http://www.ellebi.com/italiano/notiz...eo_nautica.mpg
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