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Old 09 May 2007, 18:11   #21
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Are the marina charging you anything extra to keep that in there? I really like the versadock system an am considering one at the moment.....
The marina were ver much against me getting the dock, however in the end they allowed it. There arguement was if I was away from my berth then they could not use it for a visitor.

They have not charged me any more as the dock is in the parameters of my mooring, does not exceed the 10m berth and is inside my 3.5m width by 2 inches
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Old 09 May 2007, 20:06   #22
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They have not charged me any more as the dock is in the parameters of my mooring, does not exceed the 10m berth and is inside my 3.5m width by 2 inches
That's my kind of metric measure!!

At least we know what you mean.

Long live imperial!!

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Old 16 May 2007, 18:33   #23
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Well, have just completed last few adjustments on our dock, we towed it from our working berth to Freetraders berth in the same harbour, we chained it up to the bolts, fendered it up to the hilt. Being on a drying moring held in place with chains. Once we had finished Freetrader was round with the 8.5 to give it a go! I was not present at the first attemet but got a phone call to say come and have a look, so I did and it looked fab! I jumped on to have a go and could not belive how easy it was, even on chains the dock did not skid away. So Freetrader is now organizing the local tv company to come down and do a feature about it and my company. I think they will take off over here!

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Old 15 July 2007, 05:53   #24
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Another Install across on the IOW

Well we successfully built this dock this time on the slipway at Port Solent with out any "help" from my 6-8 year old friends from the last time I used the slip to build a dock.

It took 2-3 hrs to build, Paul and I towed it off the slip at high tide ready for its trip to Wootton Creek the following morning. The dock is for a 5.6m rib, and has sufficient space to walk down the sides of the rib.


Anyway a huge thank you to Paul who very kindly towed the dock across to Wootton Creek at a very leisurely 4 knots, with me and assemble it on the dockside.
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Glad you managed this OK. Did you get any funny looks from onlookers on the way out the harbour and across the solent?

What hapened to the tow points on the Versadock between shots Two and Three? Looks a bit unnatural to me.
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Glad you managed this OK. Did you get any funny looks from onlookers on the way out the harbour and across the solent?

What hapened to the tow points on the Versadock between shots Two and Three? Looks a bit unnatural to me.
We decided to tow it corner on when we got into the Solent as less drag, towed much better this way. No we did not get any comments going thru the harbour even with the Police Launch running alongside on the opposite side of the channel.
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Last docking I went on quite quick, and found myself further on than previously. What I've found is that when you go on to far the cavitation plate is on the surface, and the prop can't grip.

We got her off today, but it needed a mate with the strength of Samson lifting the bow, so the prop gripped.

The trick is not to be too eager - apart from that it's been fantastic.
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I'm pretty sure there's a pulley system for winching the RIB/Boat on and off for those that don't like the powered approach. Could you put a pile of pontoons in line of the RIB so that if you are too eager you'll touch these instead of overshooting??
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Our new versa dock arrived last week, we thought the same when we first saw how many bricks there are, however turned out to be just right amount. Very impressed iwth the service however

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So what started off as a 3 hour assembly ended up being an all day affair,
cant quite agree with it should have been 3 hrs- took us a day and a half.

We are using the dock for 2 RS Vision dinghies and are very happy with it, plan to extend next year to accomadate jet skis as well.
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Old 18 July 2007, 06:23   #30
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Sorry to get dirty, but how much does this stuff cost?
It looks like a great solution except my boat normally lies alongside, not on a finger so would need to have a chat with the yard ...
I love the way of getting back at the marina sub letting your berth when you are out. I always thought it interesting that the guys who actually use their boats allow the marinas to make more money than if you leave the boat in harbour. With a versadock you are there all the time!! Brilliant!
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