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launching and recovering can be tricky at some venues, you may have to get wet! I know Frensham guys launch and return to pontoons so expect to stay dry all the time. Bit of a shock for them having to wade in to launch.
Coming ashore in waves can be an issue, make sure you can get your main down or if in a laser type drop the knot to make things safer. Dont furl your jib and leave the main up. drop the main and come in under jib or bare poles if its a single hander in an onshore breeze.
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May not be entirely relevant but if you go sailing at sea without rescue cover It is good to sail with a buddy, also carry a waterproof VHF, mobile signals can be dodgy offshore, and it is easier to operate a VHF than fumble with a mobile phone
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When I first sailed on the sea, as a young lad in a topper, one thing frustrated me more than anything. Not being able to leave my trolley half immersed. 

Leaving the trolley on the beach is a King Knut form of bluff with the tide. Always trying to guess it placement so it's left just within reach on return. Inevitably its 100m up the beach, or better still, swept out in to Solent. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fab100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 20 at 10:06pm
Originally posted by Gordon 1430

launching and recovering can be tricky at some venues, you may have to get wet! I know Frensham guys launch and return to pontoons so expect to stay dry all the time. Bit of a shock for them having to wade in to launch.
Coming ashore in waves can be an issue, make sure you can get your main down or if in a laser type drop the knot to make things safer. Dont furl your jib and leave the main up. drop the main and come in under jib or bare poles if its a single hander in an onshore breeze.

Indeed, our Frensham jetties are very civilised, particularly in winter, but not as unique as the crane we used to lower our Mirrors into the river Fowey when i was a kid. The H&S mafia would go mad with that nowadays, but back in the day the only person injured by the crane was the adult supposed to keep an eye on us


Edited by fab100 - 16 Oct 20 at 10:42pm
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