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 Post subject: Launch and Retrieve
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:58 am 
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With a tilt trailer, it is not necessary to fully submerge the trailer. The trailer tilts, and the boat slides off or on.
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In this shot I was trying to measure how far off the water the prop is, with a view to starting the motor before launching, a la powerboat style. Normally the motor is tilted up and away.

See also viewtopic.php?f=5&t=158

If you dont have a tilt trailer it is more of a pain:
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But still possible with a bit of a push:
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With tilt, and the wheels only half submerged, she can shoot off like a rocket, and you need to make sure you don't get tangled in the bow line.

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 Post subject: Re: Launch and Retrieve
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:42 pm 
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That's great Ian!

Many thanks for posting these images; they are very encouraging!

I'm still getting used to launching at the relatively new ramps at St Helen's (North Geelong) and have not yet used the tilt function on my trailer there.

However, I'll give it a whirl on Sunday (weather permitting) and let you know.

Do you use the same technique for retrieval?

I find the boat lines up very nicely into the Manta trailer I have, with the keel ensuring good alignment as I wind her home.

Cheers,

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 Post subject: Re: Launch and Retrieve
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 10:51 am 
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Thanks for the posts, discussion and pictures on this topic.
My trailer is in its final stages of rebuilding. the tilt mechanism is rebuilt and single keel rollers replaced with double rollers. Drawbar extended. Relaunch day should be interesting..
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Andrew

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