Originally Posted by Last Tango
If the Harbour authority are not managing the facility properly and there are people playing around on the slip then that's the issue they should be addressing.
But they have dealt with the slipway practices that were felt inappropriate, that in the harbour authorities judgement were unsafe,
‘It has been noted that some mariners using the slipway to recover vessels onto road trailers are using a method to do so which is neither safe nor recognised as best practice.
Mariners should not try to drive their vessels fully onto the trailer using excessive engine revs, and then maintain this thrust whilst they leave the vessel and secure their boat.
This leaves the controls unattended and the revolving propeller unguarded, whilst others attempt to use the slipway around it. In addition to the danger posed to others, this practice contributes to the deterioration of the slipway surface.
Boats should be gently presented to the trailer cradle, the engine switched off and the winch used to make final adjustments to proper seating.
Harbour Staff are instructed to prevent hazardous and inappropriate use of the slipway, and will advise mariners if required.’
Seems straight forward to me, what bit are you struggling with?