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Old 08-08-2010, 21:50   #1
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1974 Ray Greene Rascal 14 Shakedown Cruise

I took my 14' Ray Greene Rascal out today on a local lake for a shakedown cruise to see what could possibly go wrong. Nothing terrible happened but I have a few questions that someone might be able to answer.

1. How can you possibly see the empty trailer when backing down the boat launch ramp? I did a miserable job, much to the delight of the people who were waiting for me to clear the launch. I could only see the edge of one tire in one mirror and the post that holds the mast when trailering thru the rear window.

2. There seems to be no place to keep loose lines. They clutter up the small deck and are constantly getting in the way. There has to be a better way to store them. Velcro? Any Ideas?
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Old 10-08-2010, 15:27   #2
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Powerboaters solution

I saw a powerboater with some long white plastic poles sticking up from his trailer today and asked about them, thinking they may make it easier to see the trailer. Yep, that's what they were there for! They looked to be made out of the same PVC (CPVC?) tubing that is use for plumbing. Another solution might be to open the rear hatch on the SUV, baring any interference problems with the trailer. I could also lower the tailgate on my truck with the same result.
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