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Old 30 May 2011, 09:34   #21
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Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: jersey
Boat name: Martini II
Make: Arctic 28/FC470
Length: 8m +
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Originally Posted by Dry Run View Post
As you would expect, I say Dry Stack it and let someone else do the work!
There's an awful lot to be said for it, almost ideal if the budget allows
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Old 30 May 2011, 17:52   #22
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Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucester
Boat name: Lunasea
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
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Oh yes - the other issue with keeping her afloat - cost of fuel! 1.35 garage pump 1.95 on barge - that's 36 difference on a 60l top up!

As my local mrinas don't have slips, that's either expensice fuel or a major logistics operation to get boat & car & trailer to suitable point, slip fees, tow,refuel, relaunch, sort car / trailer again etc.....

So will continue to hone routine - and when out for more than a day use local marina at 14/night for quick getaway the next day.
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Old 30 May 2011, 21:42   #23
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Originally Posted by willk View Post
I found it useful to have stuff stored in a "all goes on the boat" and "goes to the launch only" boxes or bags.
Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
Then it sounds like you would benefit from having containers with all the things you need for a trip stuffed inside and just transfer these on board when you arrive. That would certainly speed things up!
Yes, it would...
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Old 31 May 2011, 06:43   #24
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Town: Winchester
Boat name: The Rubber Duck
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I used to go out with a girl called Marina, she wasn't everyones cup of tea, but she floated my boat...
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Old 31 May 2011, 20:58   #25
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I would say to remove the straps, throw on the electrics, un-chock the engine, throw on my wet suit and take of the trailer lights its about 20-30 mins depends on if I get a hand or not.
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