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Re: Easier beach retrieval?

We have a 12' Escape Rhumba sailing dinghy that we too launch and retrieve "off the beach" (generally, however, when we're vacationing at the Sanibel Harbor Resort in Punta Rassa). I have overcome the issue of a too high trailer for the boat by using a large inflatable fender under the bow of the boat. My (much) better half, or daughter, slips the fender under the bow while I press down on the stern. The fender lifts the bow up, above the bunk boards, and rolls under the boat as I push it forward onto the trailer. Our fender is 18" in diameter and 48" long and can be inflated with a dinghy foot pump, or better, a 12 volt pressure pump, in a few minutes, and then deflated and stored when one's finished with the task.

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Re: Easier beach retrieval?

I caution against winching the boat up onto the trailer. Most sailboat trailers, including domromer's, have bunks, not rollers. The boweye is not secure enough to withstand the kind to forces needed to drag the boat up onto, then across the bunks. At least the one built into my O'Day Mariner was not. Now I have one more leak source and one more boat project to do instead of sail.
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