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robtheplod

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I thought that was very smoothly done, and certainly what I'd have expected from Jem Bates.

I've witnessed a few side slips over the years and some have been much hairier than that went.

He's got a clever set up there, giving utmost control over the slip.  What did worry me a bit was the positioning of the tirfor winches on top of the beams. A moments inattention at the moment that the angle of dangle tips could see the operator joining the group on the towpath.

 

 

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58 minutes ago, zenataomm said:

I thought that was very smoothly done...

Agreed.  No different to any other side slip launch I've seen.

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4 hours ago, Naughty Cal said:

Not sure I would want my boat launching in that fashion!

 

I'm pretty sure it's a lot less dramatic than it looks. I'd remove all the crockery and glassware from the lockers first, though.

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2 hours ago, David Mack said:

The gentle way:

 

 

Impressive. Where and who?

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5 hours ago, robtheplod said:

 

Many working boats were side slipped like that, nothing particularly unusual about it at all

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18 minutes ago, The Happy Nomad said:

Harkers at Knottingley launched boats in that way for decades.

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My dad went to school in Knottingley, and whenever there was a launch they were all marched round to Harkers to watch. He became a welder there

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51 minutes ago, zenataomm said:

And then there's how the big boys do it .......

MUCH more impressive :)

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