Essential bit of kit for CVRDA weekends...

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Michael4
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Essential bit of kit for CVRDA weekends...

Post by Michael4 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:16 am

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/carab ... ravan-boat

Not for me though, I hate camping. We used to have a VW camper but would always drive it to hotels...
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Re: Essential bit of kit for CVRDA weekends...

Post by PeterV » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:41 am

Love it! We should buy one as the CVRDA committee boat!

And I also liked 'all you need is some grease on the brake linings'. Is that why he couldn't stop it on the slipway and had to run after it?
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Re: Essential bit of kit for CVRDA weekends...

Post by trebor » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:03 am

Their was a very similar one on ebay that was discussed on here, but this one detached from its caravan chassis when on water.
Very brave/reckless to push a heavy caraboat on main road and then into water.
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Re: Essential bit of kit for CVRDA weekends...

Post by Michael4 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:26 pm

We used to launch a Winkle Brig at Rutland by reversing hard down the slipway, one child on the boat together with electric outboard. Other child on the jetty. When the water touched the trailer wheels the child on jetty would scream, I'd stamp on the brakes and the boat would hurtle off the trolley and out onto the reservoir. Scary but effective.

I won't detail how we used to launch the same boat onto Rudyard Lake with our camper but will try and find a pic.
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