Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 07 July 2015, 16:30   #1
Member
 
gtflash's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Boat name: TOP CAT 2
Make: Scorpion 8.1
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250hp HO
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,316
watching people struggle to trailer

watched someone with a very new rib struggle to trailer their boat on my local slip. In the past I have watched and on 2 occasions, I have made a valid suggestion. I feel their pain as once took a chunk out of my 1st boat by doing what most people do wrong at this slip..

Question is, after 20 failed attempts, would a random idiots comments be welcome or not.. I decided not to this weekend as they seemed to be connected to some form a marine company. and all 7 of them eventually got it on the trailer anyhoo
__________________

__________________
gtflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 July 2015, 16:47   #2
Member
 
A1an's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Fort William
Make: Humber Destroyer
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F80
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,239
RIBase
7 of them?!

Too many cooks, I'd have left them to it.

If its just one or two guys struggling against the elements then I'd lend some muscle but keep comments to myself.
__________________

__________________
There is a place on this planet for all of Gods creatures.........right next to my tatties and gravy.
A1an is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 July 2015, 16:51   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
A pub next to a tricky slip could be a laugh.

Bars at the bottom of tricky ski slopes enjoy hours of hilarity. I've provided some m'self.
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 July 2015, 09:16   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucestershire
Boat name: Osprey
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-tec 300 G2
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
I've provided some m'self.
Yep, got it wrong myself on a couple of occasions, I remember with my first boat that sinking feeling after an altercation with the winch post (Trailer was too deep in the water) and seeing bits of white gelcoat floating off down the river.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------
Chris Stevens

Born fiddler
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 July 2015, 09:19   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Make: Ballistic
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yam 225
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 977
Dale in Pembrokeshire, Griffin Inn at the top of the slip, no better place in the world to watch Launching fun.

Most get in onto the trailer eventually, some will take tips, some just get grumpy.
__________________
Starovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2015, 01:30   #6
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtflash View Post
Question is, after 20 failed attempts, would a random idiots comments be welcome or not..
Well, you know what they say: Make something idiot proof, and they'll build a better idiot.

I offer suggestions, and continue if it seems to be taken well. If not, grab a beer and enjoy the show.

jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2015, 02:10   #7
RIBnet supporter
 
bedajim's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cambs/Northants
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,499
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post

Bars at the bottom of tricky ski slopes enjoy hours of hilarity. I've provided some m'self.
There was nothing tricky about it, you'd propped them skis for speed and finished with the whole lot shot

Thank you for the entertainment
__________________
bedajim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2015, 08:16   #8
Member
 
harry meese's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Usk
Boat name: Oyster Catcher 2
Make: Brig navigator 610
Length: 6m +
Engine: Outboard 115hpsuzuki
MMSI: 235100709
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 4
watching people struggle to trailer

My first solo pick up at Burry Port, simply asked a couple of locals what was the best way to put rib back on single handed, they suggested I stop at right angles to the trailer, jump off allow the bow to centre to the rear rollers still at right angles, then gently pull the bow line, the rib simply came round perfectly, clip on the winch, and winch on! So simple thank you to the two locals who watched and advised from the slip just in case I got into trouble!
__________________

__________________
harry meese is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.