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 Post subject: Launching
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:48 am 
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Does anyone launch their PA from a dock? Wanted do see what amount of water gets in durring the process.

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 Post subject: Re: Launching
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:33 pm 
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I have loaded my PA from several docks and I never get water into the boat. I usually put the stern into the water first. That part of the boat has a lot of flotation and not much to get wet.

Goes in pretty easy....

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 Post subject: Re: Launching
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:41 pm 
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Thanks, did you put anything under the boat or was it okay?

Thanks again

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 Post subject: Re: Launching
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:06 am 
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I just wheel it out on the dock and remove the wheels and slide it in... no worries about sliding the hull on the wooden dock at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Launching
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:39 am 
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araz2114 wrote:
... no worries about sliding the hull on the wooden dock at all.


Yup. Just look for screws or sharp metal edges first. Sliding our old Revo, and my Adventure off the wooden dock is simple, and gentle. No worries at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Launching
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:06 am 
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I launch mine off the dock / bulkhead this way as well at my camp with no problems either. I do keep a bow rope on my front handle that I will use to lower and lift from that make things a lot easier. I also launch the back end first and have no water problems at all. Surprisingly easy!


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