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Old 09-09-2005, 05:11 PM
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If you bring the boat will you get a better hummer?

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Old 09-09-2005, 06:27 PM
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I launch my boat without assistance the majority of the time. I noticed the more "helpers" someone has, the longer it takes. The size of the boat does not really matter. If YOU know what you are doing it's a breeze.
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same here, I launch my 42 tiger by myself, dock it too....just go slow and easy
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Default Re: Go or keep it on the trailer?

And remember, as my Dad would have said, never approach a dock faster than you want to hit it.......

When you get the chance go to a ramp and just practice offloading and loading it back on the trailer yourself. After half a dozen times or so it'll become second nature.

I launch my 311 Formula and I prefer not to have anyone help.
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Old 09-09-2005, 07:35 PM
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Its easy by yourself, I launch and recover my 311 almost every single time and its in the Merrimac River - always a strong current. (I wouldn't let my wife help if she offered)
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Look, if you are really worried just leave the tiedowns on the trailer and unhook it from the truck. This way it is under you the whole time and when it is time to retrieve you just back down to it again, hook up and drive off. It may slow you down but it sounds like your girlfriend will beat you if you get on plane anyway. There, now hook up the trailer lights to the boat battery, at night it is really cool.
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Old 09-09-2005, 11:15 PM
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If you bring the boat will you get a better hummer?
thats the big question

i launched my 35 cig by myself last week, it was easy.
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Oh Yea, Make Sure you put the plug in.
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No body will be unhappy if your girlfriend is HOT
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Default Re: Go or keep it on the trailer?

Thanks for the responses! Trip went better than it started--battery was dead due to a loose terminal and not running for two or three weeks. Had trouble finding a place to beach for the night (forgot the spotlight ). Ended up just taking out. Still need to work on the gf backing or running the boat. I didn't have any trouble taking out by myself.
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