Poor bastard. I have seen a few car/truck launchings in my time but that’s the first dog ate my homework excuse!Not sailing, not cruising, apologies. But anybody that trailer launches has to respect the quick reaction when the dog (a Dalmatian of course) pops the transmission. Anybody whose hung out on even semirural ramps will recognize the can do problem solving. The first and third videos work.
Thats a setup for co-ownership. Just disconnect one and don't tell the other!!On 3/6/2019 at 1:14 AM, bmiller said:
Atomic 4 Yanmar Gas engine 1200h
Good maintenance and condition
Bottom painting 2015
Furuno Fishfinder 1870 F
Added bonus of tiller and wheel!!
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All good points and I love your boat. But at least at the mooring where my boat is 'parked' its never been 'booted' by the traffic cops
Most of the tongue locks cut away with a pair of bolt cutters in a moment. As I leave my yacht parked on my vacant block which overlooks our local boat ramp whilst away land camping I added the wheel lock to the hitch lock to discourage unauthorised casual usage in our absence!All good points and I love your boat. But at least at the mooring where my boat is 'parked' its never been 'booted' by the traffic cops
(No decent tongue locks available in Oz?)
Most of the tongue locks cut away with a pair of bolt cutters in a moment. As I leave my yacht parked on my vacant block which overlooks our local boat ramp whilst away land camping I added the wheel lock to the hitch lock to discourage unauthorised casual usage in our absence!
Definitely wouldn’t leave it in its usual backyard parking spot!
PS We know we were so very lucky to find such a cheap retirement home with most features a trailerable yacht owner could ever dream of.
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View over to our local public boat ramp (with launching pontoon and public toilet) which can be reached mast up on trailer from home.
It provides the odd comedy hour as well watching others launching antics!
Does your neighbor have the same boat?Wellington East is a tiny virtually unknown 30 year old marina development of 110 waterfront lots on a small side lake with direct access to the Murray River. It is located only a couple of miles upstream of the huge 30 square mile Lake Alexandrina without cliff or bank constraints allowing even the most extreme flood flows to spread into this lake causing only an around 3-5 foot maximum rise. The homes have to be built 9 feet above river level. Half of South Australia would be underwater before our house.
This is much different from further upstream where we have just cruised where 1956 flood markers are above roofs and way up cliff faces and in the tops of tall trees.
Apparently it hasn’t reached the second concrete retaining wall and the 1956 record flood wouldn’t have topped it.
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There's something about having the wind die in the middle of the straits and laying down for a nap on the trampoline and letting the ducks talk me to sleep to start off a cruise. On a "real boat", I'd fire up the motor and monitor everything instead of waiting for the wind to come up and would have missed sailing into the other side with the moonrise.
Nope that my original Imexus 28 with a really outrageous 180hp turbo diesel inboard and twin counter rotations prop retracting leg just being prepared for sale. (I didn’t fit that monster just purchased it that way) It is capable of about 30knots under engine lightly loaded ( logged during its commissioning trials) and I have decided to sell it after buying an outboard version just to secure that one’s superb roll On roll Off trailer as we wanted it to go travelling now and there was a very long new build wait and very big expense to build new.Does your neighbor have the same boat?