Go on then, tell us how you went...
Drewboy wrote:By the way, did you get Lloyd Bridges' autograph.
Squidley wrote:Oh howdy Mingle. Seeing your work on your own boat was a big part in leading me to getting the sail parephenalia, and I had a taste of how good it can be yesterday. Just need to get the Scotty arms articulated just-so to clear the knees and the sail. Do you ever pack your own outriggers on board through waves, or do you tend to have sheltered spots handy most times?
mingle wrote:Hi there,
I've never launched through bug waves, but if I had to, I would probably leave the outriggers on, as the extra
stability would outweigh the potential danger of them getting mashed in a wipeout.
solatree wrote:Just watched it about 6 times - still laughing and wincing - Love the compilation - especially removing those beach stones before you launch into the waves so you don't scratch the new hull - if only you knew what was about to happen ! And what a way to end with those words summing it all up at the finale "F...ing shore break...yep sure broke"
Ado wrote:Not much more I can say. Great sense of humour. Took it really wel. Though I avoid beach launches wherever possible, I do launch through the odd breaking wave. When I do, I concentrate of the following.
(1) Mirage drive out and tethered in cockpit. Mirage hole plug in.
(2) Rudder up.
(3) Everything stowed under or on deck. Rods not rigged, no trebles anywhere on deck.
(4) All rod holders inboard out of the way for the furious paddle to come.
(5) Paddle in hand, beside the yak at seat position.
(6) Yak angled slightly to the waves so I NEVER get caught on the beach side of it.
(7) Paddle in right hand, yak in left.
(8) Wait for a wave to pass, push off, jump in.
(9) Paddle and never stop. When you think it's OK to stop, paddle more.
(10) If a wave hits you in the chest don't stop, just paddle harder. Keep momentum.