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01-25-2012 08:22 PM
johnnyandjebus Great video. The boat sure looks like it has a lot of potential, she has a nice look to her.

John
01-25-2012 05:36 PM
CapnBilll
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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
It's the first time I'd seen anyone leave the ramp with the trailer still attached... on purpose.
Thats classic.
01-23-2012 12:08 AM
bljones It's the first time I'd seen anyone leave the ramp with the trailer still attached... on purpose.
01-22-2012 11:10 PM
SloopJonB
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Looked like the boat launch on Newcastle channel (near the old airplane fuel dock/public market) where they launched...
That explains it - I thought they launched in ladysmith and motored to Protection.

No matter how you slice it, you gotta give them credit for thinking outside the box - I doubt I would ever have come up with the idea.
01-22-2012 10:29 PM
lynnt looked quite normal to me,how else would you get a trailer to an island?
01-22-2012 09:50 PM
Faster
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What I didn't understand is why they didn't tow the trailer to Nanaimo harbour and THEN "launch" it - they would have only had to make it across the harbour then and they would have avoided Dodd Narrows. I wouldn't want to run Dodd with a trailer hanging under my boat.
Looked like the boat launch on Newcastle channel (near the old airplane fuel dock/public market) where they launched...
01-22-2012 09:36 PM
SloopJonB
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Canuck ingenuity... to add to SJB's info.. Protection Island (perhaps a half mile across) has no ferry service, no real roads (note the golf carts used there to tow the rig 'home'...) so clearly this was simply a logical, pragmatic approach to a somewhat unique situation .
What I didn't understand is why they didn't tow the trailer to Nanaimo harbour and THEN "launch" it - they would have only had to make it across the harbour then and they would have avoided Dodd Narrows. I wouldn't want to run Dodd with a trailer hanging under my boat.
01-22-2012 08:22 PM
Faster Canuck ingenuity... to add to SJB's info.. Protection Island (perhaps a half mile across) has no ferry service, no real roads (note the golf carts used there to tow the rig 'home'...) so clearly this was simply a logical, pragmatic approach to a somewhat unique situation .
01-22-2012 08:10 PM
dillybar Best there is....I'm told.
01-22-2012 08:04 PM
dylanwinter1
roll what

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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Canadian Low-Buck Boaters. That's how we roll.
I have been to BC

I have seen, smelt and experienced what you guys roll

Dylan
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