Originally Posted by timofengland
I'm guilty of that one; about a month ago I spent about 5 minutes trying to shove the boat off thinking that it was stuck on the bunks (there wasn't much water in the river you see!). Finally pulled it out and realised there was a rachet attached to back...
Also guilty of that one.
And forgetting to raise the outboard before pulling away up the slip.
Oh and while recovering a mates 26ft sailing boat with the mast still up driving through the harbour masters radio, electricity, phone cables etc which were above the slip. Ive never seen a man so angry.
Hehe, we got a christmas card from him later that year just after the completion of the new harbour masters office complete with undergroud cables.
One of the most entertaining recoveries ive ever seen was by one man and his wife at the hamble point slip. Infact there were 2 within about 10 minutes.
I recovered in just enough water, had a shower, changed and sat on the slipway wall to watch someone else do it. The recovery went alright, his wife pulled away up the slipway, got to the top, and just over the crest and onto the downside where she put on the brakes and got out of the car.
Completly oblivious to the boat and trailer storming down ramp on the rope into the back end of their shiny new volvo.