Safety Chains

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Re: Safety Chains

Postby Yota » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:46 pm

Thanks mate. My boat does have a pod. I'll try a bit shallower next time and see how I go. Hopefully I'm not the star of a launch fail post next time :rofl:



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Re: Safety Chains

Postby frozenpod » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:03 pm

Good luck.

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Re: Safety Chains

Postby smile0784 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:17 pm

frozenpod wrote:At any decent ramp you should never get your feet wet so that is no excuse.


True that or set the rig up so you can climb up front before getting feet wet

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Re: Safety Chains

Postby smile0784 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:26 pm

frozenpod wrote:It sounds like you need a better adjusted or designed trailer as it sounds like your boat is too high.

There is an easier way. Back 3/4 of the way stop. Bloke in boat starts motor and puts in forward gear to keep the boat in place. Unhook safety chain and winch strap which feet stay dry then back down the rest of the way and reverse boat off the trailer.

Do the reverse whilst loading.

Back trailer in boat drives up then pull the boat partially out of the water. Hook on safety chain and winch strap. Stop motor and tilt up then drive the rest of the way up the ramp.

Costs zero extra time on retrieval and 30 seconds at most when launching.


I'm with frozenpod.
When doing solo launch I can reverse trailer in till water is about 1 or2 foot before the back of the car. I engage the boat hook and disengage the winch and chain, climb over the front jump in, start up, drive forward disengages boat hook and roll off and do the reverse when retrieving.

If I have help I reverse back till back of boat is level with water and then jump over the side and a mate reverses back and engages hook and disconnects winch etc

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Re: Safety Chains

Postby Sinsemilla » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:31 pm

Yota wrote:Thanks mate. My boat does have a pod. I'll try a bit shallower next time and see how I go. Hopefully I'm not the star of a launch fail post next time :rofl:


Mate if the way you've been doing it has been working for you without any drama then don't change it just because of a comment.

I too have a boat over 6m with a very deep v and unless i extend my drawbar by a meter or more i need gumboots to undo my safety chain.

I reverse so the car tires are a foot or 2 off the water which is usually just enough to lift the transom of the boat off the trailer. Then i just use the motors to get the boat off the trailer. I have skids, not rollers.

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Re: Safety Chains

Postby Yota » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:37 pm

Yeah my boat is similar, 6.1m loa.
Yes I’m definitely happy with the way I get the boat on and off but I’ll try the suggestion at least, a bit shallower next time. Maybey half a meter further out at most.
I’m pretty sure how I do it is the sweet spot already.
I’ve tried deeper and the boat is too hard to Centre on the trailer.
My guess would be if I was too shallow the boat would tip off the trailer and risk dropping the motor Skeg on the ramp.



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Re: Safety Chains

Postby Sinsemilla » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:34 pm

Yeah you don't want the thing charging off the trailer risking damage or injury. I'd say once the transom is floating a bit it should just slowly roll off the front rollers.

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Re: Safety Chains

Postby frozenpod » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:53 pm

I am not suggesting you try this.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiIHS5EMvRY

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Re: Safety Chains

Postby Yota » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:15 pm

Ha ha ha
Well, no wet feet for him.

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Re: Safety Chains

Postby Mattblack » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:21 pm

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Think they forgot more than their safety chains this time...St Kilda Marina today



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