Thank you both very much for that info. Just what I wanted to hear. Things are quickly taking shape in all departments of the job, and the project
is coming together before my eyes, and I'm really happy with it.
Another thing. I'd recorded a tv programme, 'Britain on Film', just bits of newsreel and home movie
from the 50s 60s 70s. This guy is shown launching his pleasure cruiser, about 20 ft. He has his wife and two young kids
with him. He stops the car next to the canal bank (not a slipway in sight), unhitches the single
axel trailer and runs it up to a brick by the bank edge which the wheel
runs up against, and then he simply tips up the trailer and nudges the boat with his shoulder to launch it into the water
, with a fair bit of a splash. The wife and kids
are holding ropes to halt it. The canal was a place where it was a bit wider than usual, as you can see quite often. And that was it, off they went.
It makes a lot of sense to me. I want to trailer this boat about a bit. It has got me thinking about launching and how interesting and fun it can be. It was so simple, just tipped it up and in it crashed, like a lifeboat launch down the ramp
What would be your reservations about taking this approach, and what would you consider if you was going to launch in such a way....or maybe you have launched like that?